Zesty Chicken and Olive Pasta: Easy Recipe

chicken and olive pasta
This chicken and olive pasta recipe  packs a lot of flavor.  It is an easy chicken recipe, that I whipped together for lunch one day last week, using whole grain spaghetti, for added health benefits.

Chicken and Olive Pasta
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Easy pasta recipe featuring chicken and olives.
  • ½ box pasta ~ cooked al dente
  • ½ to ¾ lb of chicken breast
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • ¼ cup green olives
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes (dry packed*)
  1. Slice chicken into bit sized pieces, and mince the garlic.
  2. Put oil in non-stick skillet over med-high heat, once hot add garlic, red pepper and thyme.
  3. Once garlic is soft, add the chicken. Saute until cooked through.
  4. Chop and add the olives. Mix, then remove to bowl and set aside.
  5. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and put in pan and add stock. Boil rapidly, while stirring until stock is reduced by half.
  6. Add pasta, toss, then add rest of ingredients back to pan and toss again.
  7. Serve with plenty of grated Parmesan cheese.
*you can use use oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, I , rather than with stock would add them with the olives though



  1. says

    It’s funny because I’ve just recently acquired a taste for black olives and this sounds delish!

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