Quick & Easy Pancetta, Parmesan, & Pepper Pasta

Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on plate with fork and skillet in back. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
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Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta in skillet. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Raise your hand if pasta is the go-to dinner for the kids in your house?  I hear ya, Mama!  Well, there are times to push beyond pasta.  And there are other times to just embrace it and go all out PASTA!!  Today, I am going all out with this 30-Minute Quick & Easy Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta, which is creamy, peppery, and absolutely delicious. 

The Pancetta is diced to give a salty and slightly peppery flavor and meatiness in every bite.  The Parmesan cheese creates this nutty, salty, and creamy sauce coating every piece of pasta.  And last, but not least, the ground black pepper gives that peppery flavor that really makes this pasta stand out. 

Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on plate with fork holding bite. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Pancetta Comes to the Cacio e Pepe Party

Dave and I went to Italy last summer to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary.  In Rome I had the most amazing, mouth watering Cacio e Pepe, which is Cheese and Pepper Pasta.  This recipe is my variation on that traditional dish.  First, I’m adding Pancetta, which is the Italian version of bacon.  It’s pork belly that is sliced and cured, but not smoked, rolled with salt and pepper. 

Second, I am using Gluten Free Pasta.  You can of course use your favorite pasta for this recipe, but I do recommend a long pasta shape, such as Angel Hair, Spaghetti, or fettuccine to really combine with the parmesan to get creamy and delicious.

Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on plate with fork. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR PANCETTA, PARMESAN, & PEPPER PASTA

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

This is one of those dishes that tastes so incredible that you think it MUST take all day.  But it seriously takes only 3 steps and less than 30 minutes to pull together from scratch!  

The 3 steps are (1) Cook the Pancetta, garlic, and lemon juice in a skillet (2) add the Pasta (3) mix in the parmesan, pepper, and pasta water.  That’s it!

The only things you can do in advance is to dice the Pancetta and mince the garlic. This should only take a few minutes, so you can do it 3-4 days in advance or right before cooking.

Diced Pancetta for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

COOK YOUR PANCETTA, PARMESAN, & PEPPER PASTA 

For this recipe, you need a large frying pan or skillet.  I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  

While the pasta is cooking…Preheat a large skillet on high. Add the diced Pancetta. You shouldn’t need any oil in the pan as the pancetta has a lot of fat that will render. Stir the meat around with a spatula to prevent it from sticking. Cook about 4-5 minutes until the fat is rendered and the Pancetta pieces are just starting to crisp.

Diced Pancetta in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Turn the heat down to low and add the minced garlic and lemon juice. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Then turn off the heat.

Diced Pancetta cooked in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Hand squeezing half a lemon over cooked diced Pancetta in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesanScoop the pasta out of the water and add it to the skillet, saving the pasta cooking water. It’s ok of you get some water in the skillet with the pasta. Drizzle the pasta with a tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then mix the pasta with the pancetta, garlic, and lemon juice.

Measure out a cup of the pasta water and let the pasta and the water cool to warm, not steaming hot, about 10 minutes. You do NOT want the cheese to melt into clumps when you add it! After 10 minutes, add the parmesan cheese and ground pepper to the pasta and immediately combine the parm and pasta using tongs or a couple large forks. You want the parmesan cheese to coat all of the pasta.

Pasta with Parmesan cheese and ground pepper on top in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Last, drizzle in the water a little at a time, each time mixing until the parmesan starts to get creamy. If it starts to clump, the water is still too hot and you need wait until it cools a bit more. Continue this until you have added all of the measured out pasta water. You can always add a bit more if needed.

Drizzling water over pasta mixed with parmesan, pepper, and pancetta in skillet.  Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta is so easy. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Tongs mixing Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta in a skillet. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan 

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on plate with fork. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on plate with fork. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
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Pancetta, Parmesan, & Pepper Pasta

This Easy one-pan meal, Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta is creamy, pepper, and absolutely delicious.  The Pancetta is diced to give a salty and slightly peppery flavor and meatiness in every bite.  The Parmesan cheese creates this nutty, salty, and creamy sauce coating every piece of pasta.  And last, but not least, the ground black pepper gives that peppery flavor that really makes this pasta stand out.  #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan 

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy dinner, family dinner, parmesan, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 496 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Pancetta
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 10 oz Spaghetti pasta, Gluten Free or Regular
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Sauce

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup pasta cooking water
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. The only things you can do in advance is to dice the Pancetta and mince the garlic.  This should only take a few minutes, so you can do it 3-4 days in advance or right before cooking.

    Diced Pancetta for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

Cook

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and then add a tbsp of olive oil and a tsp of salt.  Add the spaghetti and stir while cooking for a minute so the pasta doesn't stick.  Bring back to a boil and cook for 7-10 minutes until it reaches desired consistency.

  2. While the pasta is cooking...Preheat a large skillet on high.  Add the diced Pancetta.  You shouldn't need any oil in the pan as the pancetta has a lot of fat that will render.  Stir the meat around with a spatula to prevent it from sticking.  Cook about 4-5 minutes until the fat is rendered and the Pancetta pieces are just starting to crisp.

    Diced Pancetta cooked in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
  3. Turn the heat down to low and add the minced garlic and juice from half a lemon.  Stir and cook for 2 minutes.  Then turn off the heat.

    Hand squeezing half a lemon over cooked diced Pancetta in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
  4. Scoop the pasta out of the water and add it to the skillet, saving the pasta cooking water.  It's ok of you get some water in the skillet with the pasta.  Drizzle the pasta with a tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then mix the pasta with the pancetta, garlic, and lemon juice. 

    Pasta added to cooked pancetta in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
  5. Measure out a cup of the pasta water and let the pasta and the water cool to warm, not steaming hot, about 10 minutes.  You do NOT want the cheese to melt into clumps when you add it!  After 10 minutes, add the parmesan cheese and ground pepper to the pasta and immediately combine the parm and pasta using tongs or a couple large forks.  You want the parmesan cheese to coat all of the pasta.

    Pasta mixed with parmesan, pepper, and pancetta in skillet for Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
  6. Last, drizzle in the water a little at a time, each time mixing until the parmesan starts to get creamy.  If it starts to clump, the water is still too hot and you need wait until it cools a bit more.  Continue this until you have added all of the measured out pasta water.  You can always add a bit more if needed.  That's it!  Serve and Enjoy!

    Tongs mixing Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta in a skillet. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan

 

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
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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

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