Seared Chicken Mediterranean

The flavors of the Mediterranean come together brilliantly, in this simple one-pan meal. Sweet and juicy tomatoes, salty kalamata olives and capers, and fruity olive oil bring the rustic and very Paleo-friendly cuisine of Greece and Italy to your kitchen. No pasta or orzo here! To complete the meal, serve with a side of Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Herbs or add some lemon juice and herbs to our Cauliflower Rice to make Greek lemon rice. Delish!

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Seared Chicken Mediterranean

Servings 4

Total Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 219

carbohydrate 5g

protein 27g

fat 10g


  • 1 cup(s) tomatoes, cherry or grape
  • 2 cup(s) olive(s), kalamata
  • 3 tablespoon(s) capers rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 4 piece(s) chicken breast(s), boneless skinless (4-6 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 475 F.
  2. Toss tomatoes, olives, capers, and 2 teaspoons olive oil in a bowl.
  3. Season chicken breasts on both sides with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Heat a large, oven-proof skillet over high heat. Once hot, add 2 teaspoons olive oil and sear chicken on both sides.
  5. Turn heat to medium-high and add remaining oil (should be hot but not smoking) and continue to cook until deep golden brown (about 4 minutes).
  6. Use tongs to flip chicken, then add tomato mixture to skillet.
  7. Transfer skillet to oven and roast chicken until cooked through and tomatoes have softened, about 15-18 minutes.
  8. Transfer to plates and spoon tomato mixture over top to serve.