Greek Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Greek


A Greek-inspired boneless, skinless chicken thigh recipe that’s flavor-packed & easy to make.  A lemon chicken recipe using lots of garlic, kalamata olives, and Greek yogurt served over your favorite rice blend.  


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/41/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 12 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle pan with olive oil.
  2. When skillet is hot, place chicken thighs into the pan. Season with salt and pepper and let cook 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is browned and releases from the pan.
  3. Flip chicken over and season again with salt and pepper. Let cook another 5-6 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  4. Remove chicken from the skillet, place on a plate covered with foil.
  5. To skillet, add minced garlic and juice of 1 lemon.  Stir and simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Add olives, oregano, and Greek yogurt.  Whisk until smooth.
  7. Add chicken thighs back to skillet and coat with yogurt sauce.
  8. Serve on top of your favorite rice or quinoa blend.