Recipe: Lemon marinated chicken, with black olives

Lemon marinated chicken, with black olives (Picture by Pauline Spiteri Bugeja)

Serves: 4


  • 2 whole chicken breasts, halved, and cut across into 8 pieces
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon powdered English mustard
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • A few fresh chopped basil leaves
  • 100 grams black olives, cut and stone removed
  • 200 grams halved cherry tomatoes
  • 200 ml white wine 
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put the already portioned chicken breasts in a bowl and add the lemon juice, wine, mustard and olive oil. Refrigerate for an hour.
  2. In a very hot pan, grill the chicken breasts for 5 minutes on each side, add the basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, ​chopped black olives and seasoning.
  3. Cover and simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Serve with salad, or baked potatoes.

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