I was reading that many had a problem getting the potatoes done. The trick is to have them almost done before you add the tomatoes. I had heard this before, but one day recently I was making soup that called for potatoes and tomatoes. I was in a hurry and added the tomatoes sooner than I should have. I didn't think I would ever get those potatoes done. The acid in the tomatoes slows, if not stops, the cooking process (per Martha Stewart). I am a believer now. I have fresh oregano growing so I used that instead of the thyme. I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to anyone I know. All you need with this is a glass of red wine and a crusty loaf of french bread.
Easy Greek Chicken Casserole
auntdee Posted: 05/24/10
ksharkey Posted: 02/07/10
This dish incredible, and even more so the next day. I altered the ingredients by adding a mixture of oregano and thyme, and by using one can, undrained, of fire roasted diced tomatoes. This has become my new favorite casserole!
lfinney Posted: 03/22/11
Searching for recipe for chicken thighs last night and found this one almost immediately; did minor changes, as in cooking it stovetop where it only took about 35 min, and using a farmers market fresh packet of snow peas, which I added about 3 min from plating, so they still retained a nice "crunch" factor. Doubled the thyme, using 1/2 when called for and adding the remainder about 20 min from end of cooking time. Also added a dash of red pepper flakes just before serving. Agree with other reviewers who suggest browning the chicken first for more flavor, but it's not a necessary step and does add to your total "hands on" time.
surprisegal Posted: 09/30/09
This was a bit of a production to put together, but once it was in the oven, your work is done. I browned both the potatoes and the chicken first, and used oregano as others suggested. I might try the thyme next time, or use a little less oregano as I thought it was a bit overwhelming. I used 4 cups potatoes, which was plenty, and kalmata olives since one guest didn't like anchovy paste. I think you could omit the potatoes, and serve it with mashed. Everyone enjoyed it and I would definitely make it again .
SusanLind Posted: 03/11/10
Good. I did make changes. First I marinated the chicken in lemon juice oregano and thyme.Instead of potatoes I stirred in chick peas. Will be making again.