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Greek Lemon Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs are juicy, tender and absolutely delicious! Chicken thighs are tossed in a simple lemon marinade and oven baked with tomatoes, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese. This easy one pan baked chicken recipe is easy and always a family favorite!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Baked chicken thighs, Greek Chicken, Oven roasted chicken thighs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 436kcal


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 ounces Feta cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup small tomatoes (cherry or grape tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)


  • To make the marinade, place the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, yogurt, oregano, 1 teaspoon of salt and ground black pepper in a zip-top bag or a non-reactive bowl.
  • Lightly season the chicken thighs with salt. Place the chicken into the marinade and mix to combine making sure the chicken is evenly coated. Marinate for 15 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken, skin side up in a cast iron skillet or baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the skillet/baking dish from the oven and add the Feta cheese, tomatoes and Kalamata olives on top and in between the chicken pieces.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Remove from the oven, garnish with lemon slices (optional) and serve.



  • As per safety guidelines, bone in chicken thighs should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 358mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1.4mg