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Chicken Artichoke Olive Skillet

This one pan chicken artichoke olive skillet is filled with Mediterranean style ingredients for an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor.

I know olives are divisive. Like cilantro, you’re either a lover or hater.


I was the kid that would stick pitted black ones on each finger and happily eat them off one by one.

I love them all from black to green to kalamata and everything in between.

This one pan chicken artichoke olive skillet is filled with Mediterranean style ingredients for an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor.

So, olive haters, sorry, this dish is probably not for you.

But for you lovers out there, the buttery, Mediterranean flavors from these green and kalamata olives combined with artichoke hearts and hearty white beans are what make this one skillet chicken dish so flavorful.

I’ve been all about the sheet pan and one-skillet meals lately.

Packed with Mediterranean spices, olives, artichoke hearts and white beans, this chicken skillet is an incredibly flavorful and easy dinner!

The less clean up the better and I feel like they both just lend themselves to healthy eating, always a great thing, especially this time of year.

It’s really easy to throw protein, vegetables and healthy carbs on a sheet pan or in a skillet than it is with those more indulgent ingredients like pasta and cheeses so they practically force you to eat well.

I’m down with that approach.

Rice vinegar gives this Mediterranean inspired chicken artichoke olive skillet a tangy punch of flavor in each bite.

If you’re going to do sheet pan or skillet meals, you need flavor enhancers otherwise they tend to be a bit blah.

The spices in this chicken artichoke olive skillet combined with the secret tangy splash of rice vinegar are what really bring this dish to life.

It’s a tad Middle Eastern, a bit Mediterranean and a whole lot delicious.

Looking for Mexican flavors instead? Try this turkey sweet potato skillet.

Looking for a super simple weeknight meal that doesn't skimp on flavor? This chicken artichoke and olive skillet is calling your name!

The hint of cinnamon is one of my favorite parts.

I feel like cinnamon is a transportive ingredient when used in savory foods.

It immediately takes me elsewhere, which is a great thing right now as NY weather and I are not getting along at the moment.

Each bite of this chicken artichoke skillet does just that.

Packed with flavor from artichoke hearts, mixed olives and white beans, this one skillet dinner makes weeknight meals easy and flavorful!

You could serve this over rice if you wanted but what I love about this recipe is that it’s truly a one-skillet meal.

You’ll feel completely satisfied eating just what’s in the skillet (thanks to those hearty white beans) and nothing more if that’s the route you choose.

No need for sides or more pots and pans to clean up.

Although, a side of rice would definitely stretch it out a little longer in the leftover department.

Maybe not such a bad thing.

Need another recipe idea like this? Try this chicken saag dish which also uses chicken thighs or garlic chicken bites using chicken breasts.

One skillet, tons of flavor and 30 minutes is all you need to have this delicious chicken artichoke olive skillet on the table!

Love this chicken artichoke olive skillet recipe?

Try other skillet recipes like Creamy Skillet Turmeric Chicken with ChickpeasBuffalo Turkey Cauliflower Skillet, and Spicy Skillet Lamb Ragu.

And for more artichoke recipes, check out Tomato Braised Artichokes with Pistachio Pesto and Crispy Lemon Roasted Baby Artichokes. You can also take a peek at my Guide to Artichokes – it’s a great resource with everything from how to buy and store them to lots of recipes to use them in!

This one pan chicken artichoke olive skillet is filled with Mediterranean style ingredients for an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor.

Chicken Artichoke Olive Skillet

This one pan chicken artichoke olive skillet is filled with Mediterranean style ingredients for an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Nakano Original seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup small white beans rinsed and drained
  • 14 ounce can quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • 3/4 cup mixed pitted olives I used a mixture of green and kalamata
  • freshly chopped parsley for garnish


  • Place olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in the skillet once hot. Brown on each side for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside in a dish.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the onions. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the spices in a small dish and mix the chicken broth and vinegar together in a separate bowl.
  • Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add the spice mixture to the skillet, cook for 30 seconds stirring constantly.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the broth mixture to the pan to deglaze any bits from the bottom using a spatula. Stir frequently and cook until thickened and reduced by about half. Add the remaining broth mixture to the pan, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cover from the skillet, place the chicken back in, turning to coat in the sauce then add the artichokes, olives and beans, gently tossing to coat everything in the sauce and cook an additional 3 minutes until heated through.
  • Remove from heat, garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 755mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Main Dishes
Keyword chicken artichoke dinner, chicken artichoke olive skillet, chicken artichoke skillet dinner

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Friday 3rd of February 2017

I used to HATE olives, but now I'm absolutely obsessed. Loving this skillet!


Thursday 2nd of February 2017

Love this combo!! Healthy and full of flavor!


Thursday 2nd of February 2017

Whoa! This is totally my kind of meal.

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Thursday 2nd of February 2017

This skillet is filled with all of my fave things to eat!!! love this!


Thursday 2nd of February 2017

This may be easy but it's packed with so many flavors, love it!