This Mediterranean chicken, is not only a delicious dish but also packs a punch in terms of health benefits.  If you like one pan meals, then this is for you.  Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Now, for those who don’t like anchovies. While some might be hesitant to use them, they actually contribute a lot to the dish. Let me explain! Anchovies add a subtle umami flavour, that enhances the overall taste of the chicken without making it taste fishy. Umami is often described as the savoury or meaty taste, and it’s one of the five basic tastes alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. So don’t be scared to use them.

In terms of health benefits, this dish is packed with protein from the chicken breasts, which helps in muscle growth and repair. The extra virgin olive oil used in cooking is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy and can help reduce the risk of heart disease. So use a good one, don’t buy the cheap fake ones in your supermarket. (See my video on buying good olive oil)

The garlic and chili make the dish tasty and help fight off germs and reduce inflammation. Garlic is like a superhero for your immune system and can even help with blood pressure and cholesterol. Cherry tomatoes give you vitamins and antioxidants that keep you healthy. And olives bring in good fats and more antioxidants, especially vitamin E. So, not only is this delicious Mediterranean chicken quick and easy, but it’s also really good for you. So, enjoy it today!