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Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice #festfoods When I think of my ideal skillet meal, this is it. I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you because it is truly one of my all-time favorite dinner creations. I don’t know if it’s the garlic, oregano and lemon-flavored chicken that give this dish a Greek flair, or if it’s the tender rice that soaks up all these savory flavors, but this dish is everything that dinner should be. To start, place the chicken thighs, zest and juice of 2 lemons, oregano, garlic cloves and salt into a zip lock bag. Let these ingredients marinate together in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. This is where the magic happens, folks. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice #festfoods After the chicken has soaked up the lemony marinade, heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken thighs in the skillet, but reserve the marinade. Cook the thighs skin side down, until golden brown, then turn and cook the other side until golden brown. Remove the chicken and set aside, then pour off the fat from the pan. Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice #festfoods Next, using the same pan, again heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté a few minutes until it’s translucent. Now you can add in the rice, chicken broth, oregano, salt, pepper and reserved marinade. Let the liquid come to a simmer, place the chicken on top of the rice, and place a lid on the skillet. It’s starting to look like dinner! Rice #festfoods Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove the lid from the skillet and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Once you remove the skillet from the oven, let the dish rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh oregano and lemon zest. And that’s it! One dish, one fabulous recipe, one satisfied family! Enjoy! Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice #festfoods  

Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice

Recipe adapted from Recipe Tin Eats

  Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 5 chicken thighs, skin on, bone-in or boneless
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt  

 

Rice:

  • 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil, separated
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 2 ¼ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • Parsley or oregano, chopped, for garnish {optional}
  • Fresh lemon zest, for garnish {optional}  

 

Directions:

  1. Combine chicken ingredients in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Heat ½ Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet (and set aside marinade) and cook, skin side down, until golden brown, then turn and cook the other side until golden brown.  Remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. Pour off fat from the pan, then return it to the stove. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onion and saute a few minutes until translucent.  Add the remaining rice ingredients and reserved marinade.  Let the liquid come to a simmer, then place the chicken on top, then place the lid on the skillet.  Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes.  Remove the lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with herbs and lemon zest, if desired.

 

Yield: 5 servings

Per Serving*: Calories 530, Total Fat 36g (Saturated 9g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 185mg, Sodium 570mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 2g), Protein 34g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 6%, Iron 10% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.   fvmm

 

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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