Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Olives

Ingredients for cooking stewed chicken with mushrooms and olives

  1. Young chicken 1 piece (about 800 grams)
  2. Onion 1 piece
  3. Sweet green pepper 1 piece
  4. Sweet red pepper 1 piece
  5. 4 cloves of garlic
  6. Champignons 7-8 pieces
  7. Pitted olives optional
  8. Tomato paste 300 grams
  9. Tomatoes 2 pieces
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Ground pepper to taste
  12. Bay leaf 2 pieces
  13. Oregano to taste
  14. Parsley to taste
  15. Paprika 1/2 teaspoon
  16. Starch 1 tablespoon
  17. Sugar 1 pinch
  18. Olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Main Ingredients: Onion, Pepper, Chicken, Olives, Mushrooms
  • Serving 6 servings


Saucepan, spatula, kitchen knife, cutting board, spatula, large spoon.

Cooking stewed chicken with mushrooms and olives:

Step 1: prepare the ingredients.

Rinse the chicken, dry and cut into portions. Do not leave the legs and wings whole, divide them into several parts, cutting the joints.

Peel and rinse the vegetables and mushrooms, and then cut them into small, but arbitrary sized pieces. Only onions and garlic need to be chopped very finely.

Step 2: fry the chicken.

Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika.
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan and put in it slices of spicy chicken with bay leaves.

Sauté the chicken until golden brown on all sides. Do not hold for long, we just need to achieve the appearance of a crust.

Step 3: stew the chicken with mushrooms and olives.

Add vegetables, mushrooms, greens and olives to the chicken (you don’t need to cut them, put them whole), cover with tomato paste diluted in such an amount of water that it completely covers the entire contents of the pan.
Cover and simmer over low heat for 90-120 minutesturning over pieces of chicken from time to time.
During this time, the sauce should partially evaporate, vegetables and mushrooms should be cooked, and the chicken should become soft and boiled.

Toward the end of cooking, dissolve a spoonful of starch in a small glass of water, and then add to the chicken pan. Stir to thicken the sauce and boil.
Check for taste, add spices and, if the sauce is acidic, a little sugar. Stir everything well, remove from heat, decorate with fresh herbs and serve.

Step 4: serve the stewed chicken with mushrooms and olives.

Serve the stewed chicken with mushrooms and olives as the main hot dish. Add to it a side dish of pasta, potatoes or polenta. It will turn out an incredibly tasty dish.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- You can cook a whole chopped chicken, as in the recipe, or take individual parts of the bird, but only fleshy: thighs, chicken legs, drumsticks, breast.