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Lemon and Olive Chicken Skillet

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: N/A


This Lemon and Olive Chicken Skillet is a healthy one-pan meal that is bursting with flavor from the lemon, olives, and capers.



  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces
  2. Mix together arrowroot starch and black pepper
  3. Toss cut chicken in arrowroot starch and black pepper ensuring all pieces are coated
  4. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat
  5. Add chicken to warm pan
  6. Cook for 5 minutes tossing frequently
  7. Remove chicken from pan, set aside and leave the pan on medium heat
  8. Pour chicken broth into the warm pan and stir to incorporate any of the brownings from the chicken
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes
  10. Add sliced olives, capers and lemon juice to the broth in the pan along with the chicken
  11. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for an additional 3 minutes tossing frequently
  12. Top with lemon zest and enjoy!

Keywords: lemon and olive chicken, lemon and olive chicken skillet, one pan olive chicken