Background and History:
Greek cuisine is known for its rich and flavorful dishes, and this Sheet Pan Greek Chicken brings the iconic Mediterranean flavors to your dinner table with ease. The combination of chicken, lemon, herbs, and olives is inspired by traditional Greek recipes, offering a contemporary twist on beloved Mediterranean ingredients.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 35 minutes
- 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- On a sheet pan, arrange the chicken thighs, skin side up.
- Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and dried oregano.
- Place lemon slices, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives around the chicken on the sheet pan.
- Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and the vegetables.
- Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, the skin is crispy, and the vegetables are tender.
- In the final minutes of cooking, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the chicken.
- Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
- Calories: Approximately 400 per serving
- Protein: Around 25g
- Carbohydrates: Approximately 10g
- Fat: About 30g
- Customize the dish with your preferred Greek herbs and spices.
- Serve with pita bread, rice, or a simple Greek salad to complete the meal.
- Be mindful of potential allergens in the ingredients used, especially the olives and feta cheese, and consider specific dietary requirements.
Enjoy the convenience and rich flavors of Easy Sheet Pan Greek Chicken, a modern take on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. This easy-to-make dish is perfect for a satisfying and flavorful dinner inspired by the iconic flavors of Greece.