Recipe By Jen
Published Dec 1st
Easy Olive Martini Chicken
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 301.8

This is a fun recipe for chicken in a gin and vermouth sauce with green olives.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
  • ¼ cup gin
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. 2 Reduce heat to medium; add butter and garlic. Cook and stir mixture until garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes. Mix olives, gin, vermouth, and lemon juice into chicken mixture; simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 301.8
  • Carbohydrate 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol 83.7 mg
  • Fat 15.5 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 27.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.2 g
  • Sodium 698.8 mg
  • Sugar 0.4 g


  1. Easy and tasty. I added some diced onion and followed other reviewers' advice and tripled the liquid to make more sauce and added more green olives which made it a little too salty but yummy. Maybe should have tripled the lemon juice too since I felt it was missing something which is why I give - Read more ...
  2. Wow - this is great especially if you are a martini fan. Very easy too! I highly recommend adding some artichokes for added texture. Yum!!
  3. This tasted great. I sauteed onions and mushrooms along with the garlic and added them to the mix. I served this over pasta but there wasn't enough sauce even though I doubled the liquid. Next time I will triple or quadruple the liquid. Too much sauce is better than too little; the extra can always - Read more ...
  4. This was very good and smelled great while I was cooking it. I changed the directions a tiny bit and added the garlic while I browned the chicken. I also took the advice of others and doubled the amount of sauce. I served this over penne pasta and it was a hit. The kids ate - Read more ...
  5. This was one of the best I have done in a while, and I've done lots. I was surprised at the flavor, not at all like a martini, but the gin and vermouth did wonders to the olives, and that was the flavor that came through. As normal, I only used 2 breast, but the - Read more ...
  6. Delicious, easy, pretty quick. Only differences I made were substituting vodka for gin and using only 2 chicken breasts instead of 4.
  7. I love martinis and my husband loves green olives, so we enjoyed this dish very much. Because we both like green olives so much, I tripled the amount of green olives (but if you're not a huge green olive fan, tripling it may be a bit much). Also, there didn't seem to be a lot - Read more ...
  8. excellent. Substituting a good vodka for gin also is quite good. Found increasing sauce portion by an additional 1/4 or so is even better.
  9. This was quick and easy; and as a martini lover it was an awesome treat. Very tender and juicy! Next time I'll add more olives since everyone in my family loves them!
  10. The name and description says it all...this is an easy and fun recipe. It was deliciously surprising(or surprisingly delicious)! I decided to try this because I had some orange flavored gin in my pantry, and I love olives. Since I had the orange gin, I seasoned my chicken breasts with freshly grated tangerine zest(I had - Read more ...