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Chicken with shallots, olives & thyme

Chicken with shallots, olives & thyme

If you're looking for a recipe that's full of flavour and easy to make, this one's on the table in just 40 minutes!

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

What you need:

  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 12 shallots, peeled 
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 16 good quality pitted green olives
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5.
  2. Arrange the chicken breasts in a shallow roasting tin or baking dish. Tuck the shallots, garlic and olives in around the chicken and place the thyme sprigs on top.
  3. Drizzle over the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and drizzle over the sherry vinegar.
  5. Cook for a further 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with a green salad.

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