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Greek Braised Chicken Thighs

I love this recipe for Greek braised chicken thighs. It’s so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!

I love this recipe for Greek-style braised chicken thighs. It's so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!

I had the longest staring contest with my dog this morning.

It’s actually kind of amazing the things that keep you entertained throughout the day when you work from home in the middle of nowhere.

Last week, I caught myself talking to cilantro. I mean, it wasn’t a *deep* conversation or anything, but I was definitely talking to an herb.

I love this recipe for Greek-style braised chicken thighs. It's so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!

I really have no idea how people do this for extended periods of time. Today is Monday, which means GROCERY SHOPPING DAY (<–sarcastic excitement), and I put on a dress and some makeup because I’m excited to leave the house and venture out into the world.

I’m just lucky that I have so many friends and family members who live nearby, many of whom are more than willing to drop by to snack on blog spoils and help preserve my social interaction skills.

Alright, enough about how my life is slowly turning into The Shining. Let’s talk chicken.

I love this recipe for Greek-style braised chicken thighs. It's so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!

You guys know I have a pretty significant obsession with Mediterranean food, so you shouldn’t be too surprised to see *yet another* Greek recipe up here on the blog.

I love this recipe because it has a lovely complex taste even though it’s made from just a few simple ingredients.

I love this recipe for Greek-style braised chicken thighs. It's so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!

Here’s the run-down on how to make this easy dinner:

First, lightly fry some chicken thighs in a Dutch oven or other lidded pot. Remove the chicken, then saute sliced onions in the same pot. Add some garlic, fresh oregano, and white wine. Put the chicken back in the pot, squeeze lemon juice over the top, cover the pot and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes. Stir in some olives and feta cheese, then serve with a side of potatoes, pasta, or even just simple salad.

I love this recipe for Greek-style braised chicken thighs. It's so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!

My local grocery store has an awesome deli section where I can buy olives, roasted garlic, marinated cheese, and other pickled vegetables by the pound. Sometimes when I make this recipe I just use all kalamata olives and crumble some feta over the top, but what I really like to do is hit up the olive bar and bring home a mixture of Greek olives, roasted garlic, and marinated feta cheese.

Don’t forget to check our all-time reader’s favorite: greek tzatziki sauce.

Just be careful to check for pits!

Here’s the Recipe!

Greek Braised Chicken Thighs Recipe

I love this recipe for Greek-style braised chicken thighs. It's so easy and the chicken comes out tender and full of flavor!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 337kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in - skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions - sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Juice of ½ of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese chunks
  • Lemon slices for garnish - optional

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken pieces dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot. Working in batches, place four of the chicken thighs in the pan, skin-side down, and fry for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is browned and releases from the bottom of the pot. Turn the chicken and brown the other side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside. Repeat with remaining four chicken thighs.
  • Add the sliced onions to the pot and saute for 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano, followed immediately by the white wine. While the wine is bubbling in the pot, use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits attached to the bottom of the pot.
  • Return the browned chicken to the pot skin-side up and nestle the pieces into the onion mixture. Squeeze the lemon juice over the top.
  • Cover the pot and turn the heat down to medium-low. Braise the chicken for 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken from the pot and stir the olives and feta into the onion mixture. Transfer the onion mixture onto a serving platter, then place the chicken pieces on top. Garnish with lemon slices and additional oregano if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Braised Chicken Thighs Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
337
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Cholesterol
 
66
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
374
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. I like the idea of this, but don’t like dark meat. Can I use bone-in breast? If so, how would I adjust the cooking time?

    1. Absolutely! It’s hard to say about the cooking time because it could depend on the thickness of the meat. Your best bet would be to use a meat thermometer 🙂