Recipe for Greek Chicken Thighs

This Greek Chicken Thighs recipe has a simple seasoning and cooks in a cast iron skillet, making cleanup easy. The lemon brings a light, crisp flavor and the kalamata olives provide a touch of saltiness. It’s a quick, one pan dinner perfect for a weeknight!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: greek
Keyword: 30 Minute Dinners, Chicken thighs, Easy Recipes, Gluten Free, Quick Recipes, Weekend Dinners
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 328kcal


  • 2 tablespoons high heat oil like avocado or canola
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1.5 pounds chicken thighs about six
  • 3 ounces pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of a high heat oil (like avocado or canola).
  • In a small dish, measure out the kosher salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, and ground black pepper. Mix it together until well combined then set aside.
  • Place a medium-to-large piece of aluminum foil on the counter and lay the chicken thighs out on top of it. If necessary, use a sharp knife to carefully cut away any large pieces of fat on the thighs.
  • Sprinkle half of the seasoning mixture onto the tops of the chicken thighs, then use a pair of tongs to place them (seasoning side down) in the heated skillet. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning on the back sides of the thighs, then cover the skillet with the aluminum foil to reduce splatter.
  • Cook the thighs for 4 minutes on one side, then flip them over with the tongs and cook for 4 minutes on the other side. While the chicken is cooking, use a knife and cutting board to slice the kalamata olives into fourths, dice the tomatoes, and slice the lemon (removing any seeds).
  • Once the chicken thighs have finished cooking on the second side, remove the foil, pour in the chicken stock, and spread the olives and diced tomatoes into the pan around the chicken. Place a slice of lemon on top of each chicken thigh, then bring the mixture to a boil (this will not take long). Turn the heat to low, then cover and cook for 10 minutes. The thighs will be done once the internal temperature has reached 165°F. once done, garnish with parsley (if desired), then serve!


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6.3% | Vitamin C: 15% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 6.1%
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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