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Make chicken exciting! Artichoke hearts, olives and a rich marinade will take your chicken to new levels!
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Olive & Artichoke Chicken

Delicious make ahead chicken dish
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 6 servings


Marinade the day before or at least 8 hours ahead of time

  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 C black olives halved and pitted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken breast

Add before throwing in the oven

  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 C red wine
  • 1 16 oz can artichoke hearts drained and halved


  • Combine marinade ingredients. Place chicken in large glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides and pour marinade on top. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or about 8 hours.
  • Next day - preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle brown sugar and artichoke hearts over the chicken.
  • Pour red wine over all of it. 
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour, checking doneness at 45 minutes. 


This is the tastiest chicken you'll ever eat! Makes a wonderful recipe for company and I like to pair it with a simple salad and rolls. It makes entertaining SO easy, but seems so fancy!