As with most of my recipes this inspiration struck out of a mad dash to make “chicken” (what was on the menu) more interesting. I always have the staples of canned tomatoes & olives on hand (yes olives are a staple at our house), so this came together easily and the WHOLE fam loved it (except Connor & the olives – only Chase loves olives as much as Mike & I!). If you need a quick simple dinner – here you go!

2 -4 chicken breasts (I used 2 large ones), cut into bite sized pieces

1 can of diced tomatoes

1/2C olives – I used a mix of green & kalmata

2t dried basil

1t garlic powder OR 2 cloves of garlic diced

pink salt & pepper

feta cheese to garnish (optional)


Preheat the oven to 450F. Chop chicken and place at the bottom of a pan. Layer in remaining ingredients and mix. Put in oven. Ignore for about 20 minutes. Take out (check that the chicken is cooked). Eat. (see….SIMPLE).

I par-boiled some new potatoes & then finished them in the oven for the last 10 minutes of cooking with a splash of avocado oil & served with spinach drizzled with avocado oil & balsamic. I think it would also be delish served on rice!