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Grilled Chicken with Black Olive Vinaigrette

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

A Kalamata olive vinaigrette makes a quick and simple yet flavor-packed sauce for chicken (or fish or lamb). Try serving it with Blackened Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic and Mint.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 400
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 280
  • Fat (g): 32
  • Saturated Fat (g): 5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 18
  • Cholesterol (mg): 75
  • Sodium (mg): 440
  • Carbohydrates (g): 2
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 27


  • Prepare a medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire.
  • Place each chicken breast between two sheets of parchment paper and pound with a kitchen mallet to a uniform thickness. Brush both sides of the chicken with the vegetable oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. grill, turning once, until cooked through (165°F), 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, shallot, mustard, and sugar. Whisk in the olive oil; stir in the olives and parsley.
  • Thickly slice the chicken and serve with the vinaigrette spooned over it.


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    PeggyRB | 05/12/2020

    This is so easy and flavorful! It would make a great summer meal.

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