Family favorites from tree to table

Family favorites from tree to table


Getting the whole family around the dinner table every evening can be hard. Feeding your family meals that incorporate high-quality ingredients and are also delicious can be even harder. Sometimes, though, that special ingredient you’re looking for can already be in your pantry.

Rustic Chicken with Ripe Olives

Prep time: 20 minutes • Cook time: 30-35 minutes • Servings: 4 

1/2 cup mixed, porcini or chanterelle dried mushrooms 

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 1/2 pounds baby yellow potatoes, halved

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 cups California Black and Green Ripe Olives

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup white wine

1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeds removed


Heat oven to 425 F.

In small food processor, pulse mushrooms, fennel seeds, basil, salt and red pepper flakes until mixture is finely chopped and almost powder-like.

Place potatoes on large, shallow-rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat. Sprinkle with half the mushroom mixture and toss lightly.

Brush chicken with remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with remaining mushroom mixture.

Nestle chicken and olives into potatoes. Drizzle with broth and wine, and top with lemon slices.

Roast 30-35 minutes, or until chicken and potatoes are cooked through.

Remove lemon slices before serving. 

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