Sunday, 14 July 2019

Greek Lemon Chicken Salad



Greek Lemon Chicken Salad
This salad brings together some delicious flavours of Greece in a dish that is super tasty, fresh and easy to prepare!

Serves 4
Prep time:  15 minutes (1-hour marinating time)
Cooking time: 45-50 minutes

Ingredients
50ml olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
¼ tsp cracked pepper
Pinch of salt
¼ tsp chilli flakes
1tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried thyme
2 lemons, one juiced & zested, one cut into quarters
1kg chicken thighs

For the salad
1 red onion, peeled & finely sliced
20 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, roughly chopped
100g olives, pitted & drained
200g feta cheese, chopped
1tsp dried oregano
Freshly ground salt & pepper

Method

1.    In a large bowl add the oil, garlic, pepper, salt, chilli, oregano, thyme, juice and zest of one lemon and mix.  Add the chicken thighs, massage the marinade into the chicken, cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
2.    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C/Gas Mark 6 and place the chicken and marinade into a roasting tin with the remaining lemon wedges.
3.    Roast for 45-50 minutes, basting occasionally until the chicken is browned and crispy.  Remove from the oven and set aside to rest.
4.    Meanwhile put the onion, tomatoes, cucumber and olives into a salad bowl and season to taste.
5.    Scatter with the feta, sprinkle over the oregano and toss through.  Now drizzle over the remaining lemon oil from the roasting tin.  Serve the salad with the chicken, enjoy!



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