How to make Chicken Olivetti Recipe - 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 breasts , Ginger paste

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Starter

Chicken Olivetti

Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Chicken Olivetti Recipe Card

Chicken Olivetti

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Chicken Olivetti

  • Boneless chicken breasts 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.

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