About this recipe: Chicken breasts are sautéed and then baked with lemon juice, garlic and olives.
This is an excellent dish with an exotic mid-eastern appeal. The recipe is easy to follow and the flavors make a nice tangy mix. I changed the recipe slightly to fit my preference for well browned and crispy chicken. Therefore, I suggest searing the chicken breasts in a hot pan until the desired color is attained. Then, turn down the heat to medium and add the pan ingredients. Cook until some of the juice has been reduced. I also would cover the dish in the oven to avoid drying out as there is not much liquid in the recipe. The olives give a beautiful green color but I might also suggest adding some strips of sweet red bell pepper to enhance the appearance. When squeezing lemons, I never just throw the rinds away. They can be sliced or cut in rings to add a beautiful side garnish to the serving plate. - 01 Apr 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
What a wonderful and quick recipe! I didn't have tarragon, though it sounds delicious, so I substituted with fresh chives from my garden. I also added a few kalamata olives for an extra kick. Will definitely make this one again hopefully with tarragon! - 09 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Tasty and easy. I used a combo of green, black, and red cerignola olives. Next time I may double the butter and lemon because I would like a little more juice. - 23 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)