Greek-Style Chicken

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 50m

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 4 boneless or bone-in, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into thick fingers
  • 1 whole head of garlic, cut horizontally in half to make 2 “wheels”
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup pitted and chopped black olives, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Parboil the potatoes for 10 minutes, until only partially cooked through. Drain and pat dry. Cut the halves lengthwise into thick fingers.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breast halves with the oregano and salt and pepper to taste.

Using an ovenproof large saute pan or wide Dutch oven, warm the oil over moderately high heat. Add the chicken breasts and saute on one side until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Turn the breasts and fit the potatoes into the empty areas of the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, turning to brown the potatoes on all sides.

Add the eggplant fingers and cook for 3 minutes. Nestle the garlic wheels in the bottom of the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Pour on 1/2 of the lemon juice and the stock; bring to a boil.

Place the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Divide the chicken, potatoes, eggplant and garlic among 4 plates. Return the pan to moderately high heat and stir in the olives, parsley and the remaining lemon juice. Cook, stirring, until heated through. Pour some of the sauce over each portion of chicken and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3699

nutrition information per serving

585 calories; 21g total fat; 137mg cholesterol; 504mg sodium; 39g carbohydrates; 8g fiber; 61g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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