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Chicken Olivetti

Strips of boneless chicken wrapped around olives and stir fried and cooked in a sauce.

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Preparation Time : 41-50 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings :

Chicken Olivetti

Main Ingredients

Boneless chicken breasts , Ginger paste





Level Of Cooking


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  • Boneless chicken breasts
  • Ginger paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Garlic paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Lemon juice
    2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli flakes
    1/2 teaspoons
  • Mixed herbs
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Green olives stoned
  • Tomatoes cut into 1½ inch pieces
    2 medium
  • Lettuce
    1 Large bunch
  • Black peppercorns crushed
  • Fresh parsley
    2-3 sprigs


Step 1

Cut each chicken breast into one inch thick strips. In a bowl mix ginger paste, garlic paste, pepper powder, soy sauce and salt. Add lemon juice and marinate the chicken pieces in this mixture.

Step 2

Add red chilli flakes, mixed herbs and mix again. Keep for half an hour in the refrigerator. Wrap a chicken strip around each olive and secure it with a toothpick.

Step 3

Reserve marinade. Heat a non-stick pan and place the chicken olivettis in it. Cook, tossing the pieces occasionally, till chicken is almost done.

Step 4

Add tomatoes mixed with reserved marinade. Stir and cook till the chicken is done. Add crushed peppercorns and toss. Shred lettuce leaves with hand and spread on the serving plate.

Step 5

Arrange chicken olivettis on the lettuce bed and garnish with fresh parsley sprigs. Serve hot.

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