Bursting with flavour, your family will love this simple yet delicious Italian chicken dish ... 


  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 120g piece flat pancetta, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons oregano leaves

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed

  • ½ cup (80g) black olives

  • cracked black pepper

  • basil leaves and finely grated parmesan, to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).

  • 2.

    Place the tomato, pancetta, oregano, garlic and oil in a baking dish and toss to combine.

  • 3.

    Bake for 25 minutes.

  • 4.

    Add the chicken and olives to the dish and sprinkle with pepper.

  • 5.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is tender.

  • 6.

    Place on serving plates, top with basil and sprinkle with parmesan.


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Posted by Report
I love this recipe, I add some extra button mushrooms and capers. Thanks Donna
Posted by Ellen56Report
Donna I love this recipe,it's so easy to make is packed with flavour and it takes no time to make.I think you are an inspiration to all us busy people out there keep em coming.
Posted by Bev15Report
So easy and so tasty. I have also used chicken pieces and added anchovies as well. Great Show, keep the recipes coming Donna
Posted by Bev15Report
Great recipe so easy and simple - I have also used Chicken pieces and also added anchovies as well. Keep them coming Donna!!
Posted by Matt154Report
I like the idea of adding anchovies to this!
Posted by Beverly20Report
I absolutely love this dish!
Posted by Karen334Report
Thanks so much for this and your other great recipes. Be great if you put out a video of your show so I could give them to family and friends. Love your tips
Posted by charadesReport
love the show and love the food we are producing from it. Veryyyyyyy nice
Posted by Emma232Report
This is MOST delicious and easy recipe - cant wait to make it more often and to add my own interpretations!
Posted by Report
Love this recipe! I make this often with one chorizo thinly sliced instead of the pancetta.. try it, it's tastier and a lot easier to cut with kitchen scissors