Husband and I went to Greece on our honeymoon. The beginning of our obsession, and the reason the Easy Greek Skillet Dinner exists. (Our gift to the world.)
Now, of course, this isn’t AUTHENTIC Greek food. (I have to say that in case my Greek friend, Tony, is reading.)
But it’s EASY. And so, so, SO delicious.
And when I say EASY, I mean SERIOUSLY easy. Like Sunday morning (whatever that means). Like a Sunday morning when you make a meal that mostly just involves opening jars and cans.
Speaking of which: I always keep a few jars of olives, capers, roasted red peppers, and artichokes around lest I get flustered and plan poorly and don’t have any ideas for dinner. Add an onion, some chicken, some tomato, and some seasoning and you’ve got an Easy Greek Skillet dinner goin’.
If you do dairy, add some goat’s milk feta cheese. It really ties the dish together.
Here’s the recipe!
- 1-2 lbs. chicken thighs or breast, chopped (your preference)
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 4 Tbs. high-quality Olive Oil
- 2 Tbs Balanced Bites Greek Seasoning (or homemade Greek blend, below)
- 1 small purple onion, chopped
- 1 cup of sliced cherry tomatoes OR 1 can of chopped tomatoes, drained
- 1 can of quartered artichokes, drained
- 1 jar of pitted Kalamata olives, drained
- 1 jar of capers, drained
- 1 jar of roasted red peppers, drained
- Feta cheese (optional)
Homemade Greek seasoning blend
- Homemade Greek seasoning blend (use approx. 2 Tbs.)
- 1 Tbs. oregano
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- pinch of lemon zest
- 2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. dried mint OR pinch of fresh mint
- Marinate the chopped chicken in the lemon juice and 2 Tbs. of the olive oil for 15-30 minutes.
- With about 5 minutes left to marinate, heat a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Add additional olive oil for cooking.
- Once hot, add red onions and cook for a few minutes.
- Add chicken and turn until cooked through.
- Once chicken is cooked, add all the jarred and canned goodies to the skillet. Stir to combine.
- Add spices and feta and stir to combine.
Thanks for reading, and happy cooking!