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Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

Chicken with Artichokes and Olives
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 1 whole chicken, 3 1/2 to 4 pounds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 3 TBLS olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup freshly ground breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBLS chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup Dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted and stuffed
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and halved*



1 Preheat oven to 500 F. Spatchcock whole chicken by cutting down the back, removing backbone.

2 Turn chicken over on flat work surface, pressing down so that chicken lays flat. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.

3 In large heavy fry pan over high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place chicken in pan, skin side down; immediately transfer pan to oven and roast 10 minutes.

4 Turn chicken over; continue roasting until cooked through, about 25 minutes.

5 While chicken is cooking, place breadcrumbs on baking sheet; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss well.

6 Place in oven and bake, tossing occasionally, until golden and crispy, about 5 – 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Add parsley and toss together.

7 Remove chicken from oven; place on platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Place pan back on stove over medium high heat. Add wine and boil to reduce by half, about 4 minutes.

8 Add chicken stock; boil to reduce by one quarter, about 5 – 7 minutes. Add olives and artichoke hearts and heat 1 – 2 minutes.

9 To serve, cut chicken into serving size pieces and place on platter. Top with artichoke hearts and olive; sprinkle crispy breadcrumbs on top.

Source: National Chicken Council