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Greek Lemon Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

Greek Lemon Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

This Greek Lemon Oven Roasted Chicken is very easy to make and incredibly flavorful. Roasted chicken thighs are quickly marinated in a few ingredients and baked with Kalamata olives, tomatoes and Feta cheese until crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The perfect and quick baked chicken thighs dish everyone will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Nichole


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 ounces Feta cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup small tomatoes (cherry or grape tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives


  • To make the marinade, place the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, yogurt, oregano, 1 teaspoon of salt and ground black pepper in a zip-top bag or a non-reactive bowl.
  • Lightly season the chicken thighs with salt. Place the chicken into the marinade and mix to combine making sure the chicken is coat evenly. Marinate for 15 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken, skin side up in a cast iron skillet or baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the skillet/baking dish from the oven and add the Feta cheese, tomatoes and Kalamata olives on top and in between the chicken pieces. 
  • Return to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve.