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Easy Entertaining a Recipe for Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Lemon

This gorgeous Mediterranean Chicken recipe was featured in Waitrose Weekend wines the other day, expertly paired by Philip Scholfield with a bottle of Pure.  So simple yet so tasty, we were happily mopping up the chicken tomato and lemon juices with bread after making it. Read the original post here, the recipe follows.

Recipe Mediterranean chicken tomatoes olives lemon

Mediterranean chicken with tomatoes, olives & lemon

This easy recipe featured was featured in "Waitrose Weekend." The ingredients are few and there is only one pan to clean. What could be better? Well maybe a glass of Pure rosé.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 People


  • 8 Chicken Thighs
  • 500 g Baby New Potatoes
  • 1 Unwaxed Lemon cut into 4 wedges
  • 6 cloves garlic unpeeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 270 g Cherry Vine Tomatoes
  • 100 g Mixed Pitted Olives Mellow Manzanilla and Smoky Kalamata (Waitrose)
  • 1/2 of 15 g package fresh Oregano roughly torn


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7, 430°F.
  • Place the chicken, potatoes, lemon and garlic in a large roasting tin.
  • Toss with the olive oil and season.
  • Roast, with the chicken skin side up, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes on the vine, olives and oregano to the pan.
  • Return to the oven for a further 25 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and thoroughly cooked, and the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.
    Recipe Mediterranean chicken tomatoes olives lemon
  • Serve with any pan juices spooned over.


Serve with a simple green salad and crusty French bread.
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Stephen had been in the corporate world for 15 years and in August 2008 turned down a promotion that would have meant more money but also more stress, longer hours and less time with his young family. For many years the Cronks had been dreaming and talking about moving to France to make their own wine, but the moment never seemed quite right to make the big leap.

Soon after, a good redundancy offer seemed the perfect opportunity to turn the dream into reality and after selling their beloved house, they left the leafy suburbs of south-west London in August 2009. Their worldly possessions were packed up on the back of a truck and with barely a word of French between them, the family headed south to a small village called Cotignac, in the heart of Provence.

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