Greek Chicken

2 Posted by - January 12, 2014 - Food & Drink

I’m a simple kind of woman, and I know you’re jumping to the conclusion that I am simple-minded (and, fine, I am that sometimes), but mostly I mean that I don’t like things to be complicated. I like people to say what they mean and take them at their word. I like my wardrobe to be streamlined and super easy to mix and match. (Yoga pants match everything.) I stick with the old classic cuss-words like shit and fuck, generally. And I like my recipes to use as few ingredients, dishes, and steps as possible.

So I thought I’d give Greek chicken a try, even though it has a lot of ingredients, because the instructions are dead easy and it only uses one dish, so two out of three. It does use a lot of ingredients, but on the plus side, they’re all really easy to acquire.

Those of you who are scared of artichoke hearts need to get over it. Terrible name. I know. There’s nothing nice about “choke” and “hearts” when it comes to food, and “arti” isn’t enough to redeem it. But they’re delicious, and they’re a main component of this dish. Well, chicken is the mainiest main ingredient, I guess…

raw chicken

You’re supposed to use bone-in, skin-on thighs. These are boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins. I’m a rebel.

You seriously just dump all the ingredients on top, let it marinate for a few hours, and then cook it in the dish it’s already in.


Really it’s Level Dumbass, which is my favorite.

I was a little worried about the reception of this dish. I knew I would like it, but it was my night to cook for me and the husband, and the words “artichoke hearts” did not instill much confidence, plus he’s not the biggest fan of olives. We were on different schedules the night I made it, so I ate some and then left the rest for my husband.

I came home to rave reviews. Apparently, this pleases my husband more than man-pleasing chicken. Go figure. I have finally mastered the cock. (Too far?)


(Bonus? It’s paleo. I know, I know. Shut up. It makes me happy.)

Greek Chicken
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Greek Chicken
Pintester admits her simple-ness, woos her husband with olives and artichoke hearts, and makes a terrible cock joke... all as per usual.


  • Daniela Rossi January 12, 2014 - 11:37 pm Reply

    And yours looks better than the original picture!

  • Jodee Rose January 12, 2014 - 11:41 pm Reply

    I just started a new food blog; I am gonna have to pester you to test my recipes some time. =P Also, my husband would eat the hell out of this.

    • Amber Walker January 14, 2014 - 12:43 pm Reply

      Link, please Jodee! I have a food blog I abandoned a couple of years ago, I’m trying to get back to doing it too… I hope to be inspired!

      I LOVE artichokes, but my husband doesn’t care for olives either… this dish gives me hope, Sonja!

      • Jodee Rose January 14, 2014 - 1:08 pm Reply

        I only have a few recipes on there so far, but I have many many waiting to be made and photographed. =)

  • Jennifer Bickford January 12, 2014 - 11:43 pm Reply

    I make something very similar in the crockpot but I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. It’s really good served with cous-cous, which isn’t paleo 😉

    • Undead Fashions January 13, 2014 - 2:27 pm Reply

      Cous Cous! The food so nice they named it twice!

  • MrsBox January 13, 2014 - 12:50 am Reply

    Can someone tell me what on earth a paleo diet is? Because all I can think of is paleontology, and I’m pretty sure there were no Dino bones in that dish.

    • Catherine January 13, 2014 - 9:59 am Reply

      You’re on the right lines. It’s basically a caveman diet. Like meat and veggies no grains (I think).

  • Ethne Hedren Denham January 13, 2014 - 1:18 am Reply

    Paleo: caveman-hunter-gatherer. I’m not on said diet, but I cook a bunch of paleo recipes these days, FOR FUN. Anytime you can dump and go is a win – in the kitchen or the bathroom. The long, delayed trips to either location are usually painful.

    • Alie January 13, 2014 - 11:00 am Reply

      I have nothing to add after this comment. Seriously, she wins all the internet stars today.

  • Sandi Boyd January 13, 2014 - 9:45 am Reply

    “Level Dumbass” This is my new favorite phrase! And it perfectly describes every single recipe I have mastered! Thank you!

  • Lily R January 13, 2014 - 9:46 am Reply

    I make a similar dish, but add fresh mozzarella balls right after taking it out of the oven..freakin DELICIOUS! It’s probably one of our favorite easy weeknight meals

    • Alie January 13, 2014 - 11:01 am Reply

      Hee, hee, balls. Guess that’d make this dish Greek cock & balls?

      • Lily R January 13, 2014 - 11:29 am Reply

        I was going to make a joke about it but figured someone else might see it and come up with something better 🙂

  • DirtyRobot January 17, 2014 - 8:26 pm Reply

    I, for one, am always excited to see another paleo/low carb friendly dish out there. Everyone keeps pinning carby shit that I can’t eat that looks amazing.

  • beeethanyj January 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm Reply

    I tried this recipe, thanks to you. When I told my boyfriend it was a Pinterest recipe, he was really worried. Then I explained Pintester and he relaxed a little. And it was DELICIOUS.

    • GeorgeyM March 3, 2014 - 11:29 am Reply

      I’m not sure someone telling me they’d seen it on Pintester would put me at ease 😛

  • Purple January 20, 2014 - 8:10 pm Reply

    I made this dish tonight, since it was so easy even I can do it! I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to drain the artichoke and olives or not, so I drained them halfway.
    Anyway, it came out delicious! but I still couldn’t get my amazingly picky husband and son to try it. Oh well, their loss! nom nom nom.

  • Mollyjo January 26, 2014 - 10:32 pm Reply

    This looks delicious and I am looking forward to trying it with whatever form of chicken is on hand. The olive loving boyfriend should love it :).

    Oh, and I’m glad I looked at the link so that I was able to realize it is actually “VIRGINA is for Hunters and Gatherers” which is not what I read at all(and was all about!). You know how my mind works…

  • Marcia Lonteen-Martin January 29, 2014 - 1:38 pm Reply

    I find your commentary irritating and your need to try and impress others with vulgar language unnecessary. If you’re trying to appear “cool,” the result is pathetic. Stick to your good recipes and grow up.

    • Aftan January 30, 2014 - 2:54 pm Reply

      No one ask you to come to the blog. If you’re not happy, you can kindly go fuck yourself. The rest of us enjoy it. Freedom to surf people…

      • Marcia Lonteen-Martin February 4, 2014 - 7:04 pm Reply

        How mature and professional. Classy. Your sound like a high school girl. I was trying to offer you some good advice. Too bad. Your mouth will keep you from higher success.

  • Deemer February 1, 2014 - 8:58 am Reply

    I agree, absolutely delish! Husband liked it all and son even ate the chicken, he wouldn’t eat the olives, but oh well cant win them all. It is totally gorgeous to look at as well, would be great dish to serve company – it looks impressive!

  • Dana May 3, 2014 - 12:35 pm Reply

    Love your blog! You are a riot! Im betting we’d be best friends if we lived in the same state. So enjoy what you have to say!

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