Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Capers, and Feta

I found another Cooking Light recipe on My Recipes that looked delicious and interesting. I adapted it quite a bit to suit my families tastes and it turned out excellent. Both of my kids gobbled up their chicken and my husband had seconds. The chicken was tender and the sauce helped make it juicy and flavorful. I loved the combination of garlic, capers, and lemon and thought the feta topped it off nicely. This recipe is a keeper and I will be making it again – SOON. I  served it with the Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts for a healthy and delicious meal.

Flatten out the chicken thighs and remove any excess fat. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano, to taste. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, set aside.

Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, place the chicken into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes; flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Add a teaspoon of more olive oil to the skillet then add the onion. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly  for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth then bring to a boil. Boil the sauce for 2 minutes then reduce to low; season the sauce with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then add the chicken thighs and their juices back to the pan along with the capers. Cook for another 7-10 minutes. Serve the chicken with some sauce spooned over the top followed by a sprinkling of feta cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

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Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Capers, and Feta

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, flattened & trimmed of fat
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Dried oregano, to taste
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Feta cheese
Fresh parsley

Directions:

Flatten out the chicken thighs and remove any excess fat. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano, to taste. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, set aside.

Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, place the chicken into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes; flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Add a teaspoon of more olive oil to the skillet then add the onion. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth then bring to a boil. Boil the sauce for 2 minutes then reduce to low; season the sauce with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then add the chicken thighs and their juices back to the pan along with the capers. Cook for another 7-10 minutes. Serve the chicken with some sauce spooned over the top followed by a sprinkling of feta cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by Cooking Light - My Recipes

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22 Responses to “Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Capers, and Feta”

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — April 5, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    Oooh, yum! Looks delicious. I always prefer thighs over breasts. Great post!

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    Lia — April 5, 2013 @ 3:01 am

    Hi Pam,
    Another fantastic combination of fabulous Greek flavours that I truly love!!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
    Lia.

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    Diane — April 5, 2013 @ 4:19 am

    Wow I bet that tastes good, great flavours here. Have a wonderful weekend Diane

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    just a girl from aamchi mumbai — April 5, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    I love how easily you make these gorgeous meals. Such a healthy and delicious looking dish. Have a great weekend.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — April 5, 2013 @ 5:22 am

    I love all the flavors in this dish! Sounds & looks delicious.
    Have a great weekend!

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    Jenn — April 5, 2013 @ 5:29 am

    Another fantastic looking dish, Pam! I love the Greek flavors!!

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    Lynda — April 5, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    Looks delicious Pam-I always love the combination of lemon and chicken.

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — April 5, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    I really need to get my husband to try capers, I think he would love them. This chicken looks delicious.

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    Peggy Recker — April 5, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    This sounds so good.

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    Marjie — April 5, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Lemon always adds a splash of freshness; this looks like a good dinner.

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    Joanne — April 5, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    I love these Greek flavors! Definitely a great dinner!

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    mia xara — April 5, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    It really looks delicious, Pam!! A meal everyone would enjoy! Have a great weekend!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 5, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    Perfect flavors for chicken. It looks so delicious.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 5, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    Adore Greek food, the chicken thighs look tender and delicious. My kind of low-carb dinner.

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    Larry — April 6, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    Great looking dish Pam with lots of my favorite flavors.

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    gloria — April 6, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    Look really delicious Pam I love this type of meals!!!

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    teresa — April 6, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    oh this looks so tangy and flavorful, what a great chicken dish!

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    Chris — April 6, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Love the bite of capers and feta together, it makes my eyes wince and mouth water. Glad you are back from vacation.

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    vanillasugarblog — April 6, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    I finally got around to trying the chicken from Trader Joe’s–it’s quite good!
    And much cheaper than whole foods.
    This is a great idea for using up feta; I’m the only one in the house that likes it, so there is always way too much in the cheese drawer.

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — April 7, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    I love all those wonderful Mediterranean flavors. The thighs really absorb them best and are so delicious when grilled. Yummy meal, Pam.

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    Mila — April 8, 2013 @ 2:20 am

    Love this chicken! Nice recipe :)

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    catalaya — April 24, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    delicious is all I can say lol

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