Chicken with Black Olives and Tomatoes

This is an adaptation of a recipe that appeared in the Jerusalem Post many years ago. It always gets compliments. Kosher for Passover, it can be prepared on top of the stove and served hot or cold.

Chicken with Black Olives and Tomatoes

1 cut-up chicken
Flour, or potato flour for Passover
1 tbsp. oil
One sliced onion
3/4 can tomatoes
3/4 can black olives
3 cloves of garlic
Black pepper


  1. Saute the onions in the oil, and remove them to a plate.
  2. Coat the chicken pieces with flour and brown in oil on both sides. For Pesach I’ve substituted potato starch, but this year I left out that step entirely. Let me know if it works with matza meal.
  3. Add the garlic, sauteed onions, tomatoes, olives, and black pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook for another 45 minutes. Check for doneness.

I served this Friday night. In the morning, we spooned the sauce on cold turkey breast. The recipe is forgiving in terms of quantities of tomatoes and olives, but the more olives the better.

See Passover Recipes and Cooking Techniques at Cooking Manager.


  1. This recipe is definitely going in our meal rotation. Thank you!

  2. This looks very good.

  3. Sounds delicious. I have to cook for the last day(s)and I wanted a yummy idea. We didn’t get black olives kasher le-Pesach; can I use green? Real tomatoes instead of cans? I will try it with matza meal, and (bli neder) let you know how it is.

  4. mominisrael says

    You’re welcome, Amy, and thanks for visiting.
    I-D, it is! My son just said if I cook it more he’ll come home more frequently.
    L-L. I don’t see why you couldn’t make it with those substitutes (as if fresh tomatoes are a substitute for canned!). Yes, please let us know. Chag sameach.

  5. I don’t do olives–hate them. But mushrooms wouldprobably work. Let you knoe.

  6. Talmudita says

    My housemate made a very similar recipe this year, but it was super saucy. I think there was some problem with quantities and multiplying đŸ™‚ Anyways, delicious. Recipes like this make it possible to go fleishig for all of Pesach.

  7. mominisrael says

    Baila, did you do it? Talmudita, thanks for your visit. I find that any chicken cooked on top of the stove makes lots of sauce.

  8. I make something very similar to this with green olives. I am going to have to try this version of the recipe soon!

    • mominisrael says

      Hindy, thanks for your comment and visit. I wish we could get gluten here so I could make those bagels you wrote about..


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