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Mediterranean Chicken

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
Servings 6 servings
Calories 549kcal



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon zested + juiced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Chicken + Veggies

  • 6 chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 red bell peppers sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes oil packed
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives pitted
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts toasted

Whipped Feta Sauce

  • 8 ounces block of feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Measure and set aside 1 teaspoon of lemon juice - we'll add this to our whipped feta.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients. Add chicken (6) and toss to coat. Place in the fridge and allow chicken to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
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  • Preheat oven to 400 F and prep a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place chicken on the rimmed baking sheet. Add 2 remaining tablespoons of olive oil to the marinade bowl, and toss the bell peppers (2) and onions (1) in it. Nestle veggies around the chicken and pour additional marinade over the top of the chicken and veggies. Bake in preheat oven for 30-35 minutes, until chicken has reached an internal temp of 165F. Crank oven to broil, and broil until skin gets crispy.
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  • Meanwhile make the sauce by crumbling the feta into 1" pieces and placing in a food processor, along with heavy cream (2 tablespoons), 1 teaspoon of reserved lemon juice, and dill. Process until completely smooth.
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  • Combine sun dried tomatoes (1/2 cup), olives (1/2 cup) and pine nuts (3 tablespoons) together in a bowl, and spoon over the chicken and veggies before serving. Drizzle sauce on top or serve as a side, and enjoy!
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Calories: 549kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 44g | Sodium: 1097mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Net Carbs: 11g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com