garlicky greek chicken

Garlicky Greek Chicken

Stacey Dohman, MS, RDN
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. Add chicken thighs and coat thoroughly. Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • When ready to cook the chicken, preheat oven to 425°. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil. Season both sides of marinated chicken with salt and pepper, then add chicken skin-side down and pour in the remaining marinade.
  • Sear until the skin becomes golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Flip chicken.
  • Move oven-proof pan to oven and cook until the chicken is cooked to 165°F, about 15 minutes.
Keyword garlic Greek Chicken
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