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Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

Updated on August 4, 2012

Greek food, to me, is all about fresh flavors. This quick recipe totally delivers.


5 stars from 1 rating of Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves four people one chicken thigh


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/3 cup olives, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place chicken in a bowl and add oil, vinegar, and spices. Let the meat sit for a few minutes to get the chill off.
  2. While the chicken is marinating, chop olives, onion, tomato, and cucumber and place in a bowl. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Place in fridge to let the flavors marry.
  3. Heat a grill pan with a little oil or cooking spray until it gets very hot (I used the "8" setting on my stove). Place the chicken in the pan and sear each side - about two minutes.
  4. Move the chicken to the oven to finish cooking. This should only take about 10 minutes.
  5. Place the chicken on plates and top with the veggie mixture. I like to spoon a little bit of greek yogurt on first so that the topping has something to stick to.

Serving suggestion

This recipe is pictured alongside my Easy Garlic Rice Pilaf. The flavors go great together!


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      Sara-NtheMiddle 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Kristen , this is delicious especially when using Greek yogurt like you suggested . I served this with your Garlic rice pilaf , which is also very good , both go well together . Terrific meal that I would be happy to make again and again for family and friends . Thank you

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      Sara-NtheMiddle 5 years ago from United States

      I love trying new things and this looks delicious . The rice looks very good also, a nice complement to this recipe. I am looking forward to making both very soon.