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Greek Salad Chicken

Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

Total time 45 mins
Yield

Serves 4 to 6

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 260
  • caloriesfromfat 57 %
  • protein 21 g
  • fat 17 g
  • satfat 5.7 g
  • carbohydrate 4.8 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • sodium 554 mg
  • cholesterol 82 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425° with rack set in upper third. Combine salt, pepper, chopped oregano, and lemon zest. Coat chicken with oregano mixture.

  2. 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.

  3. Bake chicken until no longer pink in thickest part (cut to test), about 20 minutes.

  4. Top chicken with feta and oregano leaves.