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Roast Chicken with Caramelized Lemons, Cherry Tomatoes and Olives

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, bone in and skin on*
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 8-10 thyme stems


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Heat the oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry, make sure they are very dry, and sprinkle the top with the salt.
  • Place the chicken breasts, skin side down, in the heated oil and sear for 5 minutes, or until skin is crisp and golden brown.
  • Flip the chicken over. Add the lemon, olives, tomatoes and thyme to the skillet and transfer to the oven.
  • Roast for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.


*The chicken breasts we used were 3/4 pound each.