Greek Chicken with Honey and Lemon
Greek Chicken with Honey and Lemon
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Chicken, Vegetables
Servings: 4
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 chicken thighs (bone-in, you can keep the skin on or off)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and cut into 3" long wedges)
  • 1 onion (peeled and cut into wedges )
  • 3 potatoes (cut lengthwise into wedges)
  • 1 fennel bulb (cut into wedges)
  • cup honey
  • 1 lemon (zest only)
  • cup lemon juice (approximately 2-3 lemons)
  • salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Heat a large oven proof skillet over a medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add a tablespoon of oil, and the chicken skin-side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until both sides are browned, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from skillet (see note below)
  • Add another tablespoon of olive oil, and then the vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until the vegetables are browned
  • While the vegetables are cooking, combine the honey and lemon juice, and set aside
  • When the vegetables are browned, return the chicken to the pan. But before you add the chicken, check to see if the vegetables, especially the potatoes, and starting to soften. If they're still a but firm, add ¼-⅓ of a cup of water to the pan, and cover. Cook over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Mushy is good! It’s okay if the pan is crowded
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the lemon zest, and pour the honey and lemon sauce over the chicken. Bring this to a simmer, to speed the cooking time, and place it in the oven
  • Cook until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 25-35 minutes
  • If needed, before serving, adjust the sauces flavor with salt and pepper

Notes

You can skip the step of browning the chicken. It will still taste great, but will lack a deeper, browned color
Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken with Honey and Lemon
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
567
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.04
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
194
mg
65
%
Sodium
 
246
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
1625
mg
46
%
Carbohydrates
 
65
g
22
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
31
g
34
%
Protein
 
44
g
88
%
Vitamin A
 
5234
IU
105
%
Vitamin C
 
65
mg
79
%
Calcium
 
93
mg
9
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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