Mediterranean Chicken Sauté

This Mediterranean Chicken Sauté, made with olives, capers, lemon, and tomatoes is a delicious, easy gluten-free dinner recipe! |

This Mediterranean Chicken Sauté is richly flavored with lemon, garlic, olives, capers, and herbs for a tantalizing recipe! Ready in about 30 minutes and prepared in just one pan, this recipe is easy to make and even easier to savor! {Paleo}


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes or strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil (more as needed to cover bottom of pan)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of garlic salt and onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice plus 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup medium-sized black olives
  • 1 cup large green olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Fresh or dried parsley and coarse black pepper for garnishing


  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the oil and then add the sea salt, garlic salt, and onion powder. Stir them together and add the chicken. Cook on a medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink. If necessary, briefly cover the pan with a lid to steam-cook the remaining undercooked pieces.
  2. Once cooked, use a spoon to scoop out excess liquid so only enough liquid remains to cover the bottom of the pan. Then add a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil to prevent burning. Next add the lemon juice, sliced lemon, pressed garlic, and olives. Cook about 8-10 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Stir in capers and tomatoes and cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until the tomatoes are heated through and become shiny.
  4. Stir in parsley, oregano, and black pepper. Serve immediately.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers and consume within about 2-3 days.