Chicken, Green Olive and Rice Stew

    1 hour 10 min

    This recipe makes my favourite chicken dish. Chicken, peppers, mushrooms, olives and rice are simmered together, until cooked. The addition of green olives, adds a special depth of flavour that is hard to explain.

    60 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 45g butter
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin whole peeled plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
    • 250ml water
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 115g mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 185g uncooked long-grain white rice
    • 85g green olives, sliced
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until lightly browned. Stir in tomatoes, water, pepper, mushrooms, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper, rice and olives. Arrange chicken in frying pan, cover and bring to the boil.
    2. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 1 hour. Note: If chicken is cooked through but rice is unfinished, remove chicken and let rice finish cooking; to serve, slice chicken and lay on top of cooked rice.

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    Liked the idea of this recipe, but tweaked it a bit. Left out the salt (1 tablespoon seems a bit excessive, especially to someone who doesn't use salt in anything!!) Also, instead of plain water, used chicken stock, and instead of parsley, used dried tarragon. I was only making it for 2 of us, and there was only just enough rice, so I think that 185g for 6 people is a bit sparse!! I also browned the chicken off first then removed it from the pan before cooking the rest of the ingredients. All in all a nice dish that is easy to prepare and a good one pot recipe.  -  26 Nov 2013


    A really wonderful recipe! Its was so easy to make, and it was spectacular! I omitted the mushrooms and added garlic... delicious! Thank you for the recipe!  -  03 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this recipe is really wonderful. It gets 5 stars for ease of preparation and another 5 stars for fantastic flavor. I did follow the advice of some other reviewers, I used chicken broth instead of water, added a couple of cloves of garlic and reduced the salt for 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon...*****  -  15 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)