Braised Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Lemon and Greek Olives
Braised Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Lemon and Greek Olives
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Ingredients

    • Braised Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Lemon and Greek Olives
    • Recipe adapted from "A Good Food Day: Reboot Your Health with Food That Tastes Great," by Marco Canora with Tammy Walker
    • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Cook Time: 1 hour
    • Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
    • Ingredients
    • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 12 garlic cloves
    • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds discarded
    • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, plus more for garnish
    • 1 cup mixed Greek olives
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • Directions
    • 1. Remove the chicken from the fridge 20 minutes before cooking to remove the chill. Preheat the oven to 350°. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
    • 2. In a large ovenproof pan or Dutch oven large enough to hold all the thighs in a single layer, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken, skin-side down, and sear until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic cloves to the pan and flip the thighs over. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and has gotten a little brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the chicken and garlic from the pan and set aside.
    • 3. With the pan is still hot, add the onions, lemon slices and oregano, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions have wilted and the brown bits on the bottom of the pan have loosened, 6 to 8 minutes. Nestle the thighs skin-side up in the onion mixture and add the garlic and the olives. Pour the lemon juice over the chicken and transfer the pan to the oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Scatter fresh oregano leaves over the top and serve.

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3215 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 239 g 368.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 37 g 186.6%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 640 mg 213.33%
    • Sodium: 2189 mg 91.21%
    • Calcium: 574 mg 57.42%
    • Potassium: 1854 mg 52.98%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 18 mg 98.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 129 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 33 g 131.64%
    • Sugar: 50 g
    • Protein: 141 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 16.08%
    • Vitamin C 41.55%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat43
    • Exchange - Fruit6
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat18
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total19 oz-eq

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