Greek Chicken Thighs
- 6–8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- zest from 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons salt + pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced
- (2) 12-ounce bags frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and drained
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or avocado oil)
- 2 teaspoons salt + pepper
- Make the greek chicken thighs marinade in a large bowl or ziptop bag by combining all ingredients. Marinate for at least 20 minutes, or up to 2 days.
- Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Line 2 rimmed quarter baking sheets with parchment and set in the wire rack.
- In a medium size bowl, gently toss the thawed artichoke hearts with olive oil.
- On one rimmed quarter baking sheet with wire rack, lay out the chicken thighs skin side UP. Discard any leftover marinade. Season with salt + pepper.
- On the other rimmed quarter baking sheet with wire rack, lay out the artichoke hearts. Season with salt + pepper.
- Roast both the chicken thighs and artichoke hearts for 45 minutes, until crispy and the chicken has an internal temperature for 165ºF.
- While the chicken and artichokes are roasting, make the lemon garlic aioli by stirring all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Serve the chicken thighs + artichoke hearts warm with lemon garlic aioli. It’s delicious on the chicken and the artichokes! I also like to serve it with cauliflower rice.
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.
Chicken Thighs: I prefer to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. The bone gives them the most flavor, and the crispy skin is my favorite! You can ask your butcher for this cut. I get my chicken from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend. You could substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs! They will probably need closer to 40 minutes to cook through. You could also use breasts, but they’ll need just 30-ish minutes to cook. I’d start the artichoke hearts in the oven for 15 minutes, then add in the breasts.
Frozen Artichoke Hearts: I get frozen artichoke hearts at Trader Joe’s. They always have them! I’ve sometimes seen them at Whole Foods and Safeway. If you can’t find them, my 2nd favorite option is jarred artichoke hearts in oil. Costco carries these! Just drain them, and roast as is. No need to toss in oil since they’ve been marinating in oil. My least favorite option is canned artichoke hearts. They have a really briney taste and don’t get as crispy since they are so wet from being packed in water.
Meal Prep Instructions: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. I love these plastic ramekins to hold the lemon garlic aioli. HEATING: Remove the aioli, and either microwave until warm, about 3-5 minutes (I like to sprinkle in a little water to help it steam and prevent it from drying out). Or reheat in a 350ºF oven until warm, 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: The nutritional information is calculated based on the exact ingredients and quantities listed in the Ingredients above. It does not include the cauliflower rice. It is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, especially if you make recipe substitutions. Always best to go off your own calculations based on the ingredients and measurements you use.