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Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish

Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish is a perfect healthy dinner any time of year, and this is quick and easy enough to make on a work night. Use Chicken Recipes for more ideas like this one.

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Easy Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish is delicious and quick to make on a stove-top grill pan, or grill it on an outdoor grill if you prefer.

Green olive relish. That’s the most important thing you need to know about this easy recipe, because if you’re a green olive lover like me (or my brother Mark) then you’re going to love this recipe. It’s really the green olive, caper, and lemon relish that makes this special for me and I think the relish would be great on pork chops or fish as well.

On the other hand, if you’re someone who doesn’t get the whole green olive thing, you’ll probably want to skip this one. I’ve been a green olive fan for many years, and other green olive lovers, this one is for you!


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How to Make Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish:

(This is just a summary of the steps; scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Combine chopped green olives, toasted and chopped almonds, chopped capers, lemon zest, chopped thyme, minced garlic, and olive oil to make the relish and let it sit while you cook the chicken.
  2. We only cooked two chicken breasts to photograph the recipe, but the recipe below makes four servings.
  3. Try to use chicken breasts that are close to the same size and trim off any visible fat.
  4. Put each chicken breast into a heavy plastic bag and pound until it’s an even half-inch thick.
  5. Season the chicken on both sides with Roast Chicken Seasoning Rub.  I also love Szeged Chicken Rub (affiliate link), but it can be hard to find.
  6. Brush a stove-top grill pan with olive oil and heat it over medium high heat.
  7. Then put the chicken on and cook about 2-3 minutes per side, or until the chicken feels firm (but not hard) to the touch and is lightly browned.
  8. Let chicken rest about 2 minutes, then cut each chicken breast into diagonal slices and arrange on plate.
  9. Serve chicken hot, with a few generous spoonfuls of olive relish on top.
  10. And be sure to offer the extra relish for people to add at the table!

Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive, Caper, and Lemon Relish found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Meal:

I served the chicken with Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing on the side!

More Tasty Low-Carb Chicken for Dinner:

The Best Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shredded Chicken Salad with Green Olives, Celery, and Green Onion ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spanish Chicken with Saffron and Green Olives ~ The Perfect Pantry

Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish

Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish is so easy and makes a perfect healthy dinner any time of year.

Ingredients

Relish Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped green olives with pimientos
  • 2 T blanched almonds, toasted in dry pan and then chopped
  • 1 T capers, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil

Chicken Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 tsp. Roast Chicken Seasoning Rub (or use your favorite seasoning for chicken)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil, for brushing stove-top grill pan

Instructions

  1. Combine the chopped green olives, toasted and chopped almonds, chopped capers, lemon zest, chopped thyme, minced garlic, and olive oil to make the relish.
  2. Let it sit while you prep and cook the chicken so flavors can blend.
  3. Trim chicken breasts so there is no visible fat.
  4. Then put each chicken breast inside a heavy plastic bag and pound until the chicken is an even 1/2 inches thick.
  5. Rub chicken breasts on both sides with Roast Chicken Seasoning Rub or your favorite seasoning for chicken.
  6. Brush a stove-top grill pan with olive oil and heat for a minute or so over medium-high heat, until pan is hot.
  7. Lay chicken breasts on the grill-pan, laying them at a diagonal and then rotating if you want grill marks.
  8. Cook the chicken about 3 minutes per side, or until the chicken feels firm (but not hard) to the touch if you press down on it with your finger.
  9. When chicken feels done, remove it to a cutting board and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  10. Then slice each chicken breast into diagonal slices and arrange on a plate.
  11.  Serve with green olive relish spooned over, plus more to pass at the table.

Notes

You can use 1/2 tsp. crushed dried thyme but fresh thyme would be much better.

Recipe was adapted slightly from Grilled Chicken Breasts with Green-Olive Relish at Fine Cooking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 857mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Everything in this Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish is a low-carb and low-glycemic ingredient, and this recipe would be good for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any other type of low-carb eating plan.

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    24 Comments on “Low-Carb Pan-Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Relish”

  1. Lydia, me too, I love every type of olives!

  2. Green olive relish — I could eat this with a spoon, even without the chicken! Yum yum.

  3. Thanks June Baby, glad you like it!

  4. That looks delish! Love all of the flavors in the relish. 🙂