Inspired by Greek salad, reader Marie McCarthy created this dish that's now a family favorite. Serve with rice or crusty bread to soak up the pan juices.
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, plus leaves for topping
1 tablespoon lemon zest
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 lbs.)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
1/2 cup rinsed pitted kalamata olives
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425° with rack set in upper third. Combine salt, pepper, chopped oregano, and lemon zest. Coat chicken with oregano mixture.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken skin side down until well browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to a rimmed baking sheet and discard all but 1 tbsp. drippings. Return chicken to pan skin side up and surround with tomatoes, olives, and garlic, making sure to leave the skin uncovered.
Bake chicken until no longer pink in thickest part (cut to test), about 20 minutes.
I had all the ingredients on hand and was pleasantly surprised how quickly and easily they went together. This is being added to our favorites. We used sliced sourdough to pick up the delicious pan sauce straight out of the pan.
This chicken is delicious. The rub was quick to make. I made the recipe as directed, using a cast iron skillet. The skin was crispy and the combination of the garlic, olives and tomatoes was sensational. I served it with a tomato, cucumber, onion salad. Definitely adding to the rotation.
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