Yum | Mediterranean Chicken Pasta with Olives

It’s no secret I’m more of a preparer than a cook. Or cooker-person, as my grandmother used to say! My dinners are more assembly than actual cooking, but I’m totally okay with that, and no one goes unfed around here.

I shared this super-simple (like embarrassingly simple) dish on my Instagram Story awhile back, and I’ve had so many requests to repost it, that I figured I’d share it here (with a video!!). Turns out y’all are preparers, too!

It’s not even a real recipe, but rather a bunch of ingredients I threw together and my family loved. We refer to it simply as ‘Olive Chicken’, and it’s requested at least once a week. Considering it only takes about 20 minutes, is healthy and hearty, I’m always happy to oblige!

Hi sugarplum Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta with Olives

[What You Need]

1 Sweet Onion, chopped
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 cans Diced Tomatoes, Italian blend, undrained
2 cups Cooked Chicken, chopped or shredded
1 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted
Olive Oil to taste (I use about a 1/4 cup)
Balsamic Vinegar to taste (I used about 1/2 cup)
Olive Juice to taste (I used about 1/4 cup)
Favorite pasta, cooked

[What You Do]

1. Sauté onion & garlic in olive oil until soft

2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium heat until hot

3. Serve over your favorite pasta and top with parmesan cheese. Or skip the pasta and it’s Whole 30 approved!

It’s so simple and easy, we whipped up this little video to show you! Kudos to my Little Miss for being so handy with a camera and iMovie!!

Obviously we’re a family of olive-lovers. And balsamic vinegar! Make sure you use the good stuff, though, it really makes a difference. I always buy the big bottles of olive oil and balsamic from World Market…the price can’t be beat for the quality!

These shallow bowls are perfect for pasta, too.

Hi sugarplum Mediterranean Chicken Pasta
Shallow Pasta Bowl | Indigo Linen Napkin | Gold Flatware

Hi sugarplum Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

Hi sugarplum Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

Hi Sugarplum Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

We’ve also added artichoke hearts or spinach, but usually we keep it simple. I love that it’s only one-pot, too! What’s on your menu tonight? Find more easy dishes here or under the Lifestyle tab.

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*Thanks to World Market for partnering with me on this post.*



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  1. I’m more of a preparer too! I always try and get all my meals prepped on Sunday because I work such a busy 9-6 job (with plenty of late nights!) on the weekdays. Thank you for the recipe, I’m always looking for inspiration to spice up my (prepped) meals! 🙂 ❤️


    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  2. Shay Shull wrote:

    This looks delish, Cassie!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  3. This looks so good!!! And Little Miss did an EXCELLENT job with the video!!!!! Loved it!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  4. Sandy wrote:

    Looks so good! More (recipes) please.
    Biggest challenge for busy people/moms is what to have for dinner each night. End of day, tired, hungry. I think moms used to call it the “bewitching hour”, ha,ha.
    The future looks bright for Little Miss w/all her talents!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  5. grammy goodwill wrote:

    I can’t wait to try this. I love olives! We’ve traveled some and I discovered that I love Mediterranean food. Nothing better than seeing all those olives on the breakfast bar.

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  6. STACEY HATEM wrote:

    OMG I love the video! Good job Sloan!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  7. Jennifer wrote:

    Great job on the video, Little Miss is very talented! I’m a preparer too!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  8. Ker wrote:

    I’ve made it twice and it’s awesome!!!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  9. angi wrote:

    Loving the gold utensils! FAB! #abercrombiefitnessapproved

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  10. Holly Lacey wrote:

    I literally just threw all the same ingredients in the instant pot (I added a can of artichoke hearts bc…I happened to have a can of artichoke hearts) before reading this!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Mary wrote:

      Holly Lacey, Is the instant pot a crockpot. If so did you put it on low and for how long? Were your noodles cooked and your chicken?

      Posted 1.21.18 Reply
  11. Patti wrote:

    Awesome job girls…can’t wait to try it!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  12. Shelly wrote:

    Can I send Carly Jo up for a weekend to hang out and have your sweet girl teach her how to create videos! Haha
    She is super duper talented.

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  13. Kim S wrote:

    I made this last night. Amazing!!!!! This recipe is a keeper!

    Posted 3.8.18 Reply