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