Chicken, olives and tomatoes

Jim has been getting a little tired of the same old simple food, so we decided to try a new recipe.  I checked out my betty crocker cook book and figured out how to make this recipe "Primal Friendly".  I think it turned out really good.   It takes a tiny bit of prep time but not bad.


6 chicken breasts

1/4 black pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dried thyme
 1/4 t. dried basil

2 T. butter
2 T. olive oil

3 T. butter
1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chopped tomatoes, drained

12- 20 ripe olives, pitted
12- 20 green olives, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the spices together and rub on both sides of the chicken.  Wrap it in plastic wrap and let stand for 30 minutes.  You could even do this in the morning and keep it in the fridge till you are ready to make dinner.

Melt 2 T. butter and 2 T. olive oil in a frying pan over high heat.  Add the chicken and cook till it is golden brown.  That should take about 5 minutes on both sides.  Transfer it to a plate and set aside. 

In the same skillet, over medium heat, add 3 T. butter and the onion.  Saute it till it is nice and tender.

Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the olives and cook for 5 more minutes.  Serve over the top of the chicken breast and garnish with fresh basil..

I thought this tasted better the next day after the flavors had a chance to mingle more.

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