Boozy Chicken

    30 min

    This is a quick and fun chicken recipe. Chicken breasts are cooked to perfection, then served with a delicious gin, vermouth and green olive sauce. Try it with rice or a light green salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 30g butter
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons gin
    • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 50g pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the frying pan and cook until browned on each side, about 5 minutes per side.
    2. Reduce heat to medium and add the butter and garlic. Saute for about 3 minutes. Pour in the gin, vermouth, lemon juice and olives; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens and chicken juices run clear.

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    The name and description says it all...this is an easy and fun recipe. It was deliciously surprising(or surprisingly delicious)! I decided to try this because I had some orange flavored gin in my pantry, and I love olives. Since I had the orange gin, I seasoned my chicken breasts with freshly grated tangerine zest(I had no oranges), milled peppercorns, and salt-free chicken seasonings. I added some finely diced shallots with the garlic too. I also added sliced black olives in with the green olives. In addition to the gin, vermouth, and lemon juice, I added the juice from half of the tangerine I had just zested. I garnished the meal with finely sliced green onion and chopped fresh parsley. I served this with simple, buttered egg noodles, and fresh, crusty bread. What a wonderful meal! Thank you Jen for a great, fun, and easy recipe!  -  15 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love martinis and my husband loves green olives, so we enjoyed this dish very much. Because we both like green olives so much, I tripled the amount of green olives (but if you're not a huge green olive fan, tripling it may be a bit much). Also, there didn't seem to be a lot of sauce, and I was worried about the chicken getting dry, so I double the wet ingredients. It turned out great!  -  04 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was quick and easy; and as a martini lover it was an awesome treat. Very tender and juicy! Next time I'll add more olives since everyone in my family loves them!  -  01 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)