Chicken Paillard with Black Olive and Sprout Salad

Photo: Beatriz Da Costa
Recipe from Real Simple

More From Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep Time:

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 56.28mg
  • Calories: 338.74
  • Calories from fat: 52%
  • Carbohydrate: 3.98g
  • Cholesterol: 93.98mg
  • Fat: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 1.76g
  • Iron: 2.35mg
  • Protein: 35.51mg
  • Saturated fat: 3.34g
  • Sodium: 596.64mg


  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted
  • 2 cups fresh sprouts (such as radish or alfalfa)
  • 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar and 3 tablespoons of the oil. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Add the celery, onion, olives, and sprouts and toss well.

    Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet, rolling pin, or bottom of a skillet to an even 1/2-inch thickness. Season the chicken with the remaining salt and pepper.

    Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add the chicken and saute until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to plates and top with the salad.

    Tip: Pounding the chicken ensures that it will cook quickly and evenly. For a time-saving alternative, look for thinly sliced cutlets, available at many grocery stores. Because the pieces are smaller than standard breasts, allow 2 per person.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Chicken Paillard with Black Olive and Sprout Salad Recipe at a Glance
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

You want chicken? We've got it!

Chicken Tonight
Get endless recipe ideas for this dinnertime staple, emailed weekly.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy