Overall, this meal has 500 calories, 7g of saturated fat, and around 575 mg of sodium, which is considered reasonable and diet appropriate.
Ingredients You Will Need
Take a look at some of the main ingredients you’ll need.
Chicken: Chicken thighs are our personal-favorite cuts for three main reasons: they are jam-packed with flavor, super versatile, and forgiving to cook.
Baby potatoes: When thinking about the perfect vegetable to pair with this Mediterranean chicken, baby potatoes was the first option to cross our mind. No one can resist the chewy outer skin, soft exterior, and buttery taste of baked baby potatoes.
Cherry tomatoes: Tomatoes add a punch of umami flavor that complement the chicken.
Red onion: Cooked red onion possesses a subtle caramelized flavor, acting as a natural sweetener for broths, soups, and stews.
Black olives: Their complex flavor profile makes them an essential ingredient in most Mediterranean dishes—zesty, salty, with a mildly bitter aftertaste.
Lemon juice: The acidity of citrus juice helps enhance and sharpen the taste of the chicken and vegetables.
Chicken broth: We opted for unsalted chicken broth for more flavorings, but if you adore vegetable broth, you can use it as a substitute.
Oregano: This herb brings an earthy, woodsy note to your Mediterranean chicken.
Paprika: You can adjust the heat level by changing the amount of paprika used in this recipe—less for a mild kick and more for an intense back-of-the-tongue burn.
How to Store and Reheat the Leftovers
1. How to Store
Avoid leaving your leftovers uncovered in the open air as doing this may cause contamination.
To store your chicken dish, place it in an airtight container, label the date to keep track of the storing time, and keep it in the fridge. It will remain edible for up to 2 days if stored properly.
2. How to Reheat
To reheat, transfer your chicken and vegetables to a microwave-safe plate, add a tablespoon of olive oil to retain the moisture, cover up with the microwave lid, and microwave until hot.
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With a sharpened knife, make a few cuts into the flesh of the chicken thighs so the seasonings can absorb better.
Halve the baby potatoes lengthwise, then cut those halves in half again crosswise to quarter.
Halve the red onion lengthwise, trim two ends, and peel the skin. Lay the halved onion face down. Place the knife at a slight angle and make three lengthwise cuts into each half.
Slice off the root of each garlic clove. Use the side of a knife to press down and crush the cloves, then peel away the skin. Mince the peeled garlic.
Finely chop the parsley.
Season the chicken thighs: On a large platter, add 30 oz chicken thighs, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp oregano, and 1/4 tsp salt. With your hands, massage the seasonings evenly onto both sides of the chicken thighs.
Pan-sear the well-seasoned chicken thighs: Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Pan-sear each side of the chicken thighs for 2 minutes (4 minutes in total). Remove from heat.
Sauté the garlic: Add 1 tbsp minced garlic to the same skillet. Sauté until fragrant about 30 seconds.
Add the baby potatoes and red onion: Add 20 oz quartered baby potatoes and 6 oz quartered slices of red onion to the skillet. Stir to cook for 1 minute.
Combine the rest of the ingredients: Add 2.5 oz black olives, 6 oz cherry tomatoes, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, and 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth to the skillet. Arrange the pan-seared chicken thighs on top of the vegetables.
Bake the Mediterranean chicken: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the skillet in the oven and bake at 450°F for 30 minutes.
Bake the vegetables: Take the chicken thighs out of the oven and continue to bake the vegetables at 475°F for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Garnish and serve: Transfer your desired portion onto a serving plate. Garnish with 2 tbsp chopped parsley. Enjoy!
How to Make Mediterranean Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 500Calories from Fat 2682
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Vitamin A 699IU
Vitamin C 31mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
A healthy and flavorful recipe that I can't wait to try!