Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Greek Chicken...that's what's for dinner!

Amy requested this for dinner tonight, so I thought I would go ahead and post the recipe. Thanks to all the tasty comments yesterday:

Greek Chicken with Onions, Oregano, Olives and Feta

3 T olive oil
1/3 c. flour, seasoned w/S&P
1 (3 ½ or 4 1/4 lb.) chicken, cut into 8 parts
2 L yellow onions, cut into L chunks
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbs. oregano
1 c. chicken broth
Grated zest and 4 T fresh lemon juice from 2 lemons
1 (28 oz.) can of chopped tomatoes w/juice
½ c. kalamata olives, pitted (I use more)
Kosher S&P to taste
½ c. feta cheese, crumbled (I use more)

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Dredge the chicken in the flour, using a resealable plastic bag. Brown the chicken in the oil for about 5 minutes per side. Add the onions and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the broth, lemon zest and juice, tomatoes and juice, and oregano. Bring to a boil, add the olives, reduce heat to low and cover. Allow to simmer on the stove for 45-50 minutes til the chicken is very tender. Adjust the seasoning w/S&P as desired. Serve from the pot or in a shallow bowl with crumbled feta on top.

It cooks up within about an hour, and is even better if made a day ahead. Serve w/orzo, rice or a loaf of country bread and a bottle of red wine. Serves 4

My mouth is watering already. Happy hump day, y'all! If you try this, let me know what you think, OK?


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh! i had a greek salad yesterday! yummy!

smiles, bee

Sandee said...

I'll bring the red wine. See you for dinner.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Joy said...

Sounds good, although I'd leave out the olives. I wonder if this could be baked in the oven. I usually just stick chicken pieces in a baking dish, add a little lemon pepper and some white wine if i have it, cover and bake, uncover for the last 10 minutes or so! The less stirring and such I have to do, the better I like it! I'm such a lazy cook. You are much more industrious than I - but I love reading the recipes.

Linda said...

It sounds quite good to me but Amanda wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole due to the tomatoes and a few other choice ingredients. I'm still waiting for her to grow up and develop a more sophisticated palate!

Have a great day down there!

chunkygal said...

i have a variation of this from my cooking light fresh food fast recipe book that my girls love with orzo.yours looks great, mine takes 15 minutes. yours looks like it would be more flavorful

ivana said...

I'll copy the recipe and try!
I think it's very tasty!

Anonymous said...

oooh, yum!!!!!