Creamy Olive Chicken Bake

Creamy Olive Chicken cut on plate with fork and casserole dish in background. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
Creamy Olive Chicken cooked in a casserole dish. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

This Creamy Olive Chicken Bake is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from Parmesan Cheese. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento.  Baked in the oven, this Creamy Olive Chicken is super simple and takes a boring chicken breast over the top with flavor!!

 

 

Spatula lifting Creamy Olive Chicken from a casserole dish.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan.  The best part; however, is the  salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Olives: Small but Mighty Fruit

Sliced Olives for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Yep, Olives are a fruit.  Makes sense, really, but because they are more salty, than sweet, you may not readily think of them as fruit.  But the beauty of these little guys is how healthy they are and how much of a flavor punch they pack.  

Let’s start with the healthy benefits.  Yes, they are high in fat, but it’s a good oleic fat that has been linked to decreased inflammation and a reduced risk of heart disease.  They are also a good source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.  For more on the health benefits of Olives, check out this article from HeathLine.com.

And they taste Damn Good!  A little bit of chopped olives can go a long way to bring a sauce, sandwich, salad, or vegetables to a whole new flavor level.  Try Olives in this AMAZING Creamy Olive Pimiento Dip.

Creamy Olive Chicken on plate with casserole dish in background. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CREAMY OLIVE CHICKEN COOKING KIT

To prep this dish ahead, you really just need to make the creamy olive sauce.  Start by rough chopping the green olives with pimiento.  I like to chop them into pretty fine pieces so that the flavor really mixes through the sauce. 

Finely slice the scallions.  Mince the garlic.  HACK: When you buy a head of garlic, mince all of the cloves at once and then freeze the minced garlic, so you always have it on hand!  For more Freezer Hacks to make meal prep easier, download this FREE FREEZER HACK SHEET!

Chopped green olives with pimiento for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

In a medium mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olives, scallions, water, and ground pepper.

Chopped green olives and pimiento, mayo, garlic, scallion in bowl for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Chopped green olives and pimiento, mayo, garlic, scallion, parmesan, and pepper in bowl for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Chopped green olives and pimiento sauce in bowl for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Once the sauce is mixed, you can store it in the fridge until you are ready to cook.

COOK YOUR CREAMY OLIVE CHICKEN 

Cooking this dinner could not be easier as it’s baked in the oven!  Simply place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish coated with extra virgin olive oil.  I love to use the Sonica Organics Oil Sprayer for coating pans with olive oil  because a little goes a long way and it’s non-aerosol (no toxins and propellants) and is so easy to pump, then spray.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Then cook in preheated 400 F degree oven for 15 minutes.

Spraying pan with olive oil for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

 Raw chicken in pan for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

After the chicken has cooked for 15 minutes, remove the chicken and spread the olive sauce all over the top.  Put the chicken back in the 400 degree oven for another 10-15 minutes, until the sauce turns a beautiful golden brown and the internal temp of the chicken reaches 165 F.

Sauce on Chicken in pan for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe.  This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Creamy Olive Chicken cooked in a casserole dish. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Serve with rice or quinoa and vegetables or a salad and you have a delicious meal.  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Creamy Olive Chicken cut on plate with fork. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Creamy Olive Chicken Bake

This Creamy Olive Chicken Bake is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from Parmesan Cheese. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento.  Baked in the oven, this Creamy Olive Chicken is super simple and takes a boring chicken breast over the top with flavor!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, easy dinner, olive
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 4 Chicken Breasts, skinless, bonelesss 6oz each
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt as needed to season each chicken breast
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper as needed to season each chicken breast

Creamy Olive Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Green Olives with Pimiento chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 Scallions
  • 2 Tbls water

Instructions

Prep Ahead Step for Creamy Olive Chicken

  1. Rough chop 1/2 cup green olives stuffed with pimiento.

    Chopped green olives with pimiento for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
  2. Finely slice the scallions.  Mince the garlic.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olives, water, scallions, and ground pepper.  Mix to combine.

    Chopped green olives and pimiento, mayo, garlic, scallion, parmesan, and pepper in bowl for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
  4. Once the sauce is mixed, you can store it in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
    Chopped green olives and pimiento sauce in bowl for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees.

  2. Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish coated with extra virgin olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper on both sides.  Then cook in the oven for 15 minutes.

    Raw chicken in pan for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
  3. After the chicken has cooked for 15 minutes, remove the chicken and spread the olive sauce all over the top. 
    Sauce on Chicken in pan for the Creamy Olive Chicken recipe. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
  4. Put the chicken back in the 400 degree oven for another 10-15 minutes, until the internal temp of the chicken reaches 165 F.
    Creamy Olive Chicken cooked in a casserole dish. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
  5. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.  Serve with rice or quinoa and vegetables.  Enjoy!  

    Creamy Olive Chicken cut on plate with fork. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole

Easy 30-Minute Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

This ridiculously Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken has only 4 ingredients* and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish!  It’s slightly sweet, slightly tangy, and hugely delicious!  Sun dried tomatoes have an intense flavor, so a little goes a long way and when rehydrated and blended, turn into a thick and lucious sauce.  The sauce coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It’s a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly!

*Note, the 4 ingredients do not count the water, salt, and pepper in this recipe.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Delicious Flavor and Good for You!

Sun Dried tomatoes are a wonderful ingredient to keep on hand in the freezer and pull out for an easy last-minute dinner.  They are tomatoes that are dried in the sun so all of the tomato flavors and nutrients concentrate.  Sun Dried tomatoes provide vitamins C and K, iron, and the antioxidant, lycopene, which makes them a healthy ingredient to add to your meals.

Have sun dried tomatoes leftover?  No problem!  Try this delicious and easy Mexican Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing!

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR SUN DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming.  Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge…

For this recipe, you can prepare it entirely in advance and let the chicken marinate in the tomatoes.  Then simply cook in the oven when ready to eat!

Start by making the sauce.  Add the Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to a mini food processor.  My Cuisinart Mini Food Processor is one of my absolute favorite and most used gadgets in my kitchen!

Pulse to blend until creamy with small pieces of tomato.

Ingredients in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Ingredients blended in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

Add to 3 chicken breasts in bag, scoop the tomato sauce on top, then squish it around so all of the chicken is coated.   Marinate overnight or just mix and then transfer to baking sheet pan.  You can add a fourth chicken breast if you like, just check the recipe notes for ingredient increases.

Ingredients blended in food processor with chicken in bag for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

COOK YOUR SUN DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN 

Place the Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts on an oiled sheet pan and bake in a 400F degree oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts raw on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

NOTE!!  Let the chicken rest after you take it out of the oven!  You want it to rest for at least 5 minutes so that the juices from the chicken redistribute instead of seeping out.  This way, the chicken stays moist and juicy!

I like to slice each breast into 4 slices on an angle and then serve each person 3 slices.  Serve with rice, potatoes, pasta, or quinoa.  Add a salad or roasted vegetables and it’s an easy meal!  Try these delicious side dishes to go with this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken:

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

 

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
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30-Minute Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, chicken, chicken dinner, easy dinner, easy recipes, sun dried tomato, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 Chicken Breasts, skinless, 8 oz each

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Add the Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to a mini food processor.
    Ingredients in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  2. Pulse to blend until creamy with small pieces of tomato.
    Ingredients blended in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  3. Add to 3 chicken breasts in bag, seal the bag and squish it around to coat the chicken.  Then marinate overnight or just mix and then transfer to baking sheet pan for cooking.

    Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook!

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees when you are ready to cook.

  2. Place Sun Dried Tomato coated Chicken breasts on an oiled sheet pan and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

    Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts raw on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  3. NOTE!!  Let the chicken rest after you take it out of the oven!  You want it to rest for at least 5 minutes so that the juices from the chicken redistribute instead of seeping out.  This way, the chicken stays moist and juicy!

    Slice each chicken breasts into 4 slices on an angle.  Serve each person 3 slices and Enjoy!

    Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Recipe Notes

Note, serving size here is about 6 ounces per serving.  3 Chicken breasts each about 8oz, can then be sliced and served in 4 portions.  If you want to add a 4th chicken breast, simply increase the sun dried tomatoes to 3/4 cup and add a touch more water and olive oil to ensure you get a smooth texture with some small tomato bits.