How to make 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.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Ginger paste (अदरक की पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chicken Olivetti Recipe Card

Chicken Olivetti

Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Olivetti Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breast 4

  • 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 12-16

  • Tomatoes cut into 1½ inch pieces 2 medium

  • Lettuce 1 Large bunch

  • Black peppercorns crushed 5-6

  • 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.