Italian Chicken

This a really easy but delicious recipe, all it really requires is popping a few ingredients into a plastic bag & letting them do all the hard work! There isn't even any chopping to do! The olives are optional so if you are not including them you could just add more tomatoes.


Serves 2 but easily doubled Approx £1.30 per person

Prep time 10 minutes Marinade 3+hours Cooking time 30 minutes



  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 crushed clove fresh garlic
  • pinch of salt & pepper



 To Serve:

  • 160g cherry tomatoes
  • 60g pitted green olives (optional & from a jar is fine)

Place the chicken into a zip top plastic bag.

Put the oil, herbs & garlic powder/fresh garlic into a jug & mix well.

Pour the mixture into the bag with the chicken & seal it up. Tip the bag to make sure the chicken gets well covered.

Put the bag in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight if you can.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 Fan/Gas 6/200C.

Remove the chicken from the fridge & transfer it from the bag into a roasting tin or dish.

Scatter the tomatoes & olives (if using) around the chicken then drizzle the remaining marinade form the bag over the chicken.

Cover the tin with foil & place in the oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes remove the foil from the tin & place it back in the oven to cook for a further 20 minutes.

You can serve this with crusty bread or it goes really well with my lovely Creamy Polenta!

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