One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

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One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken is a healthy dinner packed with veggies and protein and fresh herbs that will be on the table in under 30 minutes.  

Have you ever grown your own herbs? This is the first year that I’ve ever tried. OK…I take that back. I tried one other year to grow cilantro and it went to seed before I even realized it was ready to use. This year, though….I tackled a herb garden and had success.

And I must say I’m hooked. Fresh basil, oregano and cilantro?  Just about the best thing ever. Fresh herbs are one of the staples of Mediterranean cooking, and will make this One skillet Mediterranean Chicken so much more flavorful with this easy upgrade.

closeup of one skillet mediterranean chicken

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Fresh vegetables and chicken make for a healthy dinner.
  • Ready in 30 minutes.
  • Fits Whole30, Paleo and gluten free diets.

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet Recipe

This skillet dinner gets its flavor from freshly snipped basil and oregano. It’s full of chicken, fresh tomato, onion and olives. Olives are a classic Mediterranean ingredient and Mediterranean flavors take center stage in this sugar free, heart healthy dish. It takes just one skillet and you’ll have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

How to Cook Chicken in a Skillet

You’ll cook this Mediterranean Skillet Chicken in three steps.

  • First you’ll cook the chicken through. I use chicken tenderloins cut into bite size chunks. This helps the chicken cook more quickly. You can use a different cut of meat if you’d like (chicken breast or thighs work well).
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and saute the onions, then add in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, olives and herbs. Simmer this mixture together so the flavors blend.
  • Then add the chicken back in to heat through. Easy as that!
chicken & tomatoes over rice

How to Serve Mediterranean Chicken

You can serve this over rice, or for a grain free option, serve over cauliflower rice or potatoes. I’ve also stuffed this inside a pita bread or served it over a thick slice of sourdough toast.

one skillet mediterranean chicken with a wooden spoon
one skillet mediterranean chicken with a wooden spoon

One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

4.68 from 28 votes
One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken is a healthy dinner packed with veggies and protein and fresh herbs that will be on the table in under 30 minutes.  
Servings 5
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes 15 ounces, with liquid
  • 1/2 cup California Ripe Black Olives sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano*
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil*
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes yellow or red
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  • In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute it until it is browned through, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  • Add the teaspoon of olive oil and onions to the skillet. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, olives and herbs. Cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and tomato halves and heat through.
  • Serve over rice or potatoes.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 384
Keyword chicken, main dish, mediterranean
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1 year ago

5 stars
Absolutely LOVE IT!! I am starting the Mediterranean “diet” again for health and personal reasons, and this recipe is exactly why I love this style!

2 years ago

2 stars
Sorry but nobody really liked the dish. It felt like it was missing something. I tried adding red pepper flakes for heat and feta but it didn’t help.

Brett Frick
3 years ago

5 stars
Just made this simple, delicious recipe 😋

4 years ago

5 stars
I just made this and it was so good! I did add 1/2 a red bell pepper because i had it left in the refrigerator. Will be making this again.

Nicole Frazier
4 years ago

5 stars
This recipe was delicious! Totally restaurant quality flavors! And it was so quick to make. I used brown basmati rice since I didn’t have quinoa, and it was incredible! I impressed my whole family;)

5 years ago

5 stars
This is one of our favorites right now. We use veggie pasta and love it!

5 years ago

5 stars
WOW the recipe was easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find, everyone loved it and wanted a second serving! Super AWASOMLY DELICIOSO!!! Thank you!

5 years ago

5 stars
This recipe is very good! I did substitute the yellow cherry tomatoes for sauteed zucchini, and summer squash and topped the dish with feta cheese when serving. My family loved it! This is one easy healthy meal that will stay on our menu.

Michele Holmes
6 years ago

I made this for dinner last night and it was FANTASTIC!!!

Min abra
6 years ago

I think I would try this with a colorful apinach striped pasta!!!

Sara @ The Holy Mess
8 years ago

5 stars
I can’t wait to try this recipe. The bright colors are incredible and so appealing!

8 years ago

I love a one pot dish like this on busy nights. Sounds wonderful!!

8 years ago

I love quick meals. This one is a must-make. My family love olives.

Arman @ thebigmansworld
8 years ago

This looks so good and I LOVE olives- yum!

8 years ago

My hubby is a huge olive fan and will love this dish. Can’t wait to make it for him.