Thursday, January 30, 2020

Greek Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Tomatoes #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: Do you remember the Silver Palate lemon chicken recipe? I made this at the end of summer for our supper club and it was a huge hit. That got me started on baked chicken with more flavor, and I found this one-dish dinner on the chunky chef. I thought I could do even better. The artichokes add a ton of flavor, and having lots of little tomatoes from the garden did too. But you can use any grape or small tomatoes...

2 lemons
1 tsp oregano
lemon zest (which I forgot!)

4 chicken thighs, bone in skin on
3/4 uncooked brown rice
1.5 c chicken broth
1 red onion
2 cloves garlic (or one large)
small jar marinated artichoke hearts
1 cup cherry tomatoes
4 lemon slices

Marinate the chicken in juice of two lemons plus one teaspoon oregano--from an hour up to overnight. Before you squeeze the lemons, cut four thin slices from the center and set aside. The zesting should come now too if you like a stronger lemon flavor. Pour the juice into a ziplock, add the oregano, then add the chicken and refrigerate.

Pat the chicken dry and discard the marinade. In a large cast iron or other skillet, brown the chicken skin side down, set aside. Saute diced onion, add garlic and rice, add broth bring to a boil. Nestle chicken in with tomatoes artichokes and lemon slices.

cover and cook 35 min at 350, uncover and bake 15-20 longer until chicken is brown and rice tender

Serve this with tsaziki sauce if desired (best part for me!) and a green salad or vegetable.

Lucy Burdette writes the Key West food critic mystery series, featuring fiesty food critic Hayley Snow. Number 9, A DEADLY FEAST, is in stores and online everywhere. THE KEY LIME CRIME will be published next summer. 

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  1. I've just printed the recipe, Roberta, it looks delicious and I'll be making it this weekend! I love your Hayley books! :-)

  2. Sounds special. I can imagine a sprinkling of feta cheese on top.