Pulled Chicken with Olives and Feta Cheese

Chicken and olives with feta

This pulled chicken with olives and feta cheese is the perfect midweek meal.

I always find myself short on time as the week progresses. By Wednesday I’m already exhausted (who knows why the traffic is so bad on a Wednesday?!) and therefore want to do as little cooking as possible. It is for this reason that every once in a while I like cooking a whole chicken on a Sunday and then use up the leftovers throughout the week. I will also freeze the cooked chicken in portions which allow me to quickly whip up something light.

How to serve pulled chicken with olives and feta cheese

You can serve this dish with any starch you like to be honest. Here’s a list of my favourites:

  • Mixed grains
  • Baked sweet potato
  • Orzo (pasta grains)
  • Spaghetti or tagliatelle
  • Wild rice

Pulled Chicken with Olives and Feta Cheese

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 large courgette, chopped
  • 400g tomato passata with basil
  • 20 kalamata olives, stoned and halved
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 30g fresh basil, torn
  • 15g fresh oregano, leaves picked
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded


  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in a little butter.
  2. Add the olives and courgette and fry off for a bit until the onions are translucent and the courgettes cooked.
  3. Add the passata, oregano, chicken and 20g of the basil. Cook until the sauce has reduced and is rich in flavour. Season to taste.
  4. Spoon the chicken over your favourite grains (I like mixed grains, rice or pasta) and scatter over the feta cheese and remaining basil.

These recipes also use up some leftovers:

Butternut and chicken stuffed cannelloni (instant pot)

Pasta provides a kind of comfort that very few foods do. Not only is this dish healthy, it is also comforting on every level.

Hamburger Pasta bake

So the hubby is in the mood for hamburgers and I fancied a good old pasta bake for a change of tastebuds.  So I combined the two and came up with this Hamburger Pasta bake.

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