Zesty Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Recipe

with Turkish Pilav

Another recipe we were recently able to try out was this lemon chicken and pilav. It turned out great and was full of flavor with just a few simple ingredients. We wanted to share the recipe with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken: serves 4

2 lbs Chicken Thighs

2-3 Potatoes (medium dice)

1/2 cup Castelvatrano Olives (drained)

1/4 cup Parsley (chopped)

1 Tbs Thyme

4-6 cloves Garlic (minced)

2 Lemons (1 Juiced and 1 Sliced)

1 cup Chicken Stock

1 tsp Kosher Salt

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1 oz Olive Oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan on high, add in olive oil and sear chicken 3-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove chicken from pan and add in the potatoes.
  5. Add the chicken back in.
  6. Add in the garlic, thyme, lemon juice, chicken stock and olives.
  7. Top with lemon slices and bake in the oven 25-35 minutes.
  8. Make sure the chicken is temping at 165 F and the potatoes are cooked through.
  9. Top with Parsley to serve.

Turkish Pilav: serves 4

1 cup Rice

1/2 cup Orzo

2.5 cup Vegetable Stock

1/2 Lemon (Juice)

1 oz Olive Oil

1/4 Yellow Onion (diced)

1 stalk Celery (diced)

1/4 cup Parsley (chopped)

To Taste Kosher Salt and Black Pepper


  1. Heat a pot on medium and add in the olive oil and orzo.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and toast orzo until golden, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in the onion and celery and cook about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the rice and then the vegetable stock.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer.
  6. Cook for 15-20 minutes, fluff rice and mix in parsley and lemon juice.


Pots(We use Duxtop which can be found here): https://amzn.to/426QrT2 (affiliate link)


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