Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Have you ever had the feeling that a recipe is calling out to you? In this case, this Greek recipe was shouting "try me! Try me!" I love to try out another country's dishes. I love the particular combination of these ingredients. I can imagine this dish being so deliciously tasty and tangy. And best of all, this looks easy to prepare.
I have been busy. But that does not stop me from checking out the recipes of fellow food bloggers. I saw this recipe from Pam of For the Love of Cooking, and happily, I have all the ingredients.
Some minor tweaks I made: I used whole chicken legs, skin removed. Pam used boneless chicken thigh meat. If you will notice all the chicken dishes that I cook have skins removed. Hence, they do not look good in pictures. However, removing the skin drastically reduces the amount of fat and cholesterol. So even if I do not use boneless cuts, this dish is still healthy. The bones also added to the flavor.
I also used lime instead of lemon. I think it contributed the same tangy-ness except that the scent or aroma is different.
2 T olive oil
1 to 2 shallots, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 K chicken thighs, skin removed
salt and cracked pepper to taste
a sprinkling of garlic powder
a sprinkling of dried oregano
pitted green and black olives, sliced in half
1 lime, juiced
zest of 1 lime
2 T feta cheese
1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Heat 1 T olive oil in an oven-safe skillet. Add shallots and cook stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Remove from pan and set aside.
3. Add remaining olive oil in the same skillet. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano on all sides. Once the skillet is hot, add the seasoned chicken to the skillet. Cover for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown on one side.
4. Flip the chicken and add the tomatoes, olives, shallots, garlic, lime zest, lime juice. Then season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Place in the oven and roast for 9 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta cheese before serving.
So, I am sharing this dish with Psychgrad of Equal Opportunity Kitchen, with my best wishes for her coming wedding. Weddings are such an exciting event! She is calling for recipes that are tasty, delicious and yet easy to prepare for her out-of-town wedding guests. So this recipe goes to Tried, Tested and True 3: Wedding Edition.
Sharing this dish with the Bookmarked Recipes community, headed by Ruth of Ruth's Kitchen's Experiments. Please check out the round-up by Monday. To see last week's delicious dishes, please check out the round-up here.