Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives - Mountain Cravings

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives

Last night I put all my favorite things in a skillet and magic happened.

Chicken thighs are poached in red wine yet crispy on top, mushrooms and tomatoes and olives all melt together, and we only have to wash one pan! This barely misses the under-30-minutes trophy, but the hands-on time is less than half that. After just one round, this is definitely making it onto our weeknight dinner rotation!

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives | Mountain Cravings

That crispy crispy skin. ❤

The marinade is really key in getting that gorgeous golden brown. You know it’s getting there when the oil sizzles and splatters a little, but don’t touch until time is up… this is when we’re getting all the crunch on there.

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives | Mountain Cravings

This would be so good over rice to soak up the red wine sauce, but it’s satisfying and enough on its own. This makes four big, heaping servings at just over 300 calories each! Which leaves lots of room for sharing the rest of the wine and leftover chocolate candy dessert, just as it should be.

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives
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Serves: 4 thighs
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t. thyme
  • ½ t. salt
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 10 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted & halved
  • ½ cup red wine
  1. Whisk together 2 T. olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, ½ t. thyme, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Toss chicken thighs to coat evenly and marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 T. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper, then add to skillet skin-down and cook until golden, about 5 minutes, without disturbing. Flip and repeat, then remove chicken to a plate.
  3. Drain any excess fat from the skillet, then add onion and remaining garlic. Cook until soft, then stir in remaining thyme.
  4. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, and wine, scraping the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Return chicken thighs to the skillet skin-up and press down into the skillet so only the crisp top is exposed.
  6. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, until center of chicken is fully cooked. Serve hot!
Don't salt the mushroom mixture until the dish is done - the olives are already plenty salty.

Nutrition Facts
4 servings per container
Serving size 1 thigh + 1/4 mushroom mix

Amount per serving
Calories 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 28g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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