One-pot Mediterranean chicken recipe with a delicious fresh tomato sauce. Serve with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal.
Are you looking for an easy and delicious chicken dinner? Learn how simple it is to make Mediterranean chicken. A combination of lean meat, fresh vegetables, briny olives, and tangy feta cheese make this a colorful entree. Pair it with a couscous or orzo salad, grilled vegetables, and crispy potatoes.
The meat briefly marinates in a simple citrus sauce before cooking. The pieces are then pan-seared to create a flavorful crust and gently simmered in a savory tomato sauce. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare and works great for meal prep.
Use boneless skinless chicken breast for a lean protein option that cooks quickly. Select pieces that are about 8 ounces in size. Any larger, and I recommend cutting them into cutlets. This prevents the chicken from drying out and will require shorter cooking times.
If you prefer dark meat, use bone-in or boneless chicken thighs, although they require more time to simmer until the internal temperature reaches 170ºF (77ºC).
Marinate the chicken
To infuse bright, citrusy notes and rich olive oil flavor onto the meat, soak it in a Mediterranean chicken marinade. I use extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. You can also add ¼ cup of plain greek yogurt for extra tanginess.
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