Chicken Paillards with Tomato and Olive Relish

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 10 min 4
Chicken Paillards with Tomato and Olive Relish
Health Rating


1/2 tsp Black pepper (ground (rub))
3/4 cup diced Celery (heart with light green leaves, for relish)
4 breast Chicken breast, skinless (boneless, skinless, halves, each about 6 ounces)
1 tbsp Fennel seed (ground (rub))
1/2 tsp Garlic (granulated (rub))
1/2 cup sliced Green olives (for relish)
1/2 cup Kalamata olives (for relish)
1 medium Lemon (for relish)
3 tbsp Olive oil (divided, 1 for chicken + 2 for relish)
1 1/2 tsp Salt (1 for rub + 1/2 for relish)
2 tsp Thyme, fresh (minced, for relish)


In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.

One at a time, place each breast, smooth side down, between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Lightly brush the chicken with oil and season both sides with the rub.

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

In a large bowl combine the relish ingredients, including salt to taste.

Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chicken, smooth side down, over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn over and grill just to sear the surface, about 1 minute. Transfer the chicken, with the first grilled sides facing up, to a serving platter or individual plates. Spoon the relish over each piece and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top just before serving.

Serve with steamed vegetables, noodles, rice or pasta if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 396
Calories from fat 165
Calories from saturated fat 25.5
Total Fat 18.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.6 g
Cholesterol 132 mg
Sodium 1455 mg
Potassium 728 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 53 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Meat 2.6
Vegetables 1.1

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