Amazing Greek Style Chicken Thighs

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Mia 2

This recipe comes from my family who live in Greece. It is a staple over there and whenever you are in a pinch for something delicious, this will definitely satisfy your tastebuds. Perfect harmony of traditional Greek flavours, mixed with a little Canadian flare :) Plus, you NEED a fresh loaf of delicious bread to dip into the sauce. It is delicious!

Top Review by lecole54

Tasty, but definitely needs to cook longer, i.e., 50 minutes before turning up to broil. Also, I think you could get away with less oil and more lemon (a healthier option too)! But it's definitely the start of an easy, satisfying meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large baking dish, add chicken thighs, skin side up. Add olive oil and the juice of 1 lemon. Give them a good stir to evenly coat the thighs. Sprinkle with seasoning salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. (Optional) You can stick small knobs of butter underneath the chicken skin if you want to have an extra special meal :).
  4. Add a little water, just to prevent the pan from burning and to create a "zoumee", sauce, in Greek :).
  5. Put it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the meat is cooked. Halfway through, add more water if it needs (maybe 1/4 cup) and the other half of the lemon.
  6. When the meat is cooked, put oven on BROIL to crisp up the skin at the very end. Watch it carefully when you do this because the skin may burn quickly. We're goin for a crisp deep golden brown.
  7. You're done! Eat with a fresh loaf of bread, some lemon potatoes and a greek salad with lots of feta.

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