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Mediterranean Chicken Bake

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This Mediterranean Chicken Bake is a healthy and delicious meal in one dish! You have your meat, veggies, and a yummy dipping sauce all in one! The sauce is flavored with lemon, garlic, and spices and has so much flavor!

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We’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into our diet over here so the easier I can do that, the better! This Mediterranean Chicken Bake was a winner for everyone! I just pulled the meat off the bones for the kids and it was so moist and flavorful. I will admit, they are more bread with dipping sauce than veggies but I tried!

How to make Mediterranean Chicken Bake:

The first step is to marinate the chicken. You can technically skip this if you’re super short on time but I would HIGHLY recommend marinating. It gives the chicken so much more flavor.

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Here are the marinade ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds of dark meat chicken
  • Zest and juice from 1 large lemon
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, paprika
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley

The easiest way to marinade the chicken is just to add everything to a zip-top bag and set on a plate in the fridge (in case of leaks).

 

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When you’re ready to bake the chicken, prepare a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and then add in the sweet potatoes and onions on the bottom.

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Next, add the marinated chicken and all of the marinade from the bag and the chicken stock to the baking dish. This will be the yummy dipping sauce!

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You can then add all the other softer veggies around the chicken. Try to keep most of the chicken exposed so the skin will get nice and crispy in the oven. If you like your veggies to stay firm, you can skip this step and add them in when the chicken just has 20 minutes left in the oven.

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Bake the dish in the oven at 350 degrees uncovered. Once it’s done, I let it rest for just 10 minutes then serve!

Mediterranean Chicken Bake, chicken dinner, baked chicken, coco and ash, mediterranean diet,

Mediterranean Chicken Bake, chicken dinner, baked chicken, coco and ash, mediterranean diet,

 

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5 from 6 votes

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Cook Time55 mins
Optional Marinating Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Author: Coco and Ash

Ingredients

Marinade / sauce ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds dark meat chicken (I use a mix of legs and thighs)
  • zest and juice from 1 large lemon
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, paprika
  • 2 heaping tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Everything else:

  • 1 large sweet potato (diced into 1" cubed)
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes (a little less than a pint)
  • about 20 kalamata olives
  • 1 yellow squash (cut into 1" pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • extra salt for the veggies
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth or stock

Instructions

  • Add the chicken and the marinade ingredients to a large zip-top bag and set in the fridge overnight or at least for 4 hours.
  • When you're ready to cook the dish, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 with non-stick spray.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and onions to the baking dish and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Add the chicken broth, marinated chicken and all of the marinade on top of the potatoes and onions.
  • Place the tomatoes, squash, and olives around the chicken then sprinkle with a little extra salt.
  • Bake, uncovered for 50-60 minutes.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes then serve with bread for dipping in the yummy sauce!

Notes

Recipe inspired by RECIPE TIN EATS

Mediterranean Chicken Bake, chicken dinner, baked chicken, coco and ash, mediterranean diet,

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie
    March 9, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Made this for the family and it was a hit!

  • Reply
    Erika
    March 9, 2020 at 11:37 am

    This chicken bake looks so flavorful and delicious. Pinning for later!

  • Reply
    Toni
    March 9, 2020 at 11:53 am

    This was really amazing! A new favorite meal of our family!

  • Reply
    Haley D Williams
    March 9, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I am always up for trying new chicken recipess! So glad I came across this!

  • Reply
    Priya Lakshminarayan
    March 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    That’s oozing with flavors..making my mouth to water..

  • Reply
    Jennifer Tarpley
    March 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Can I make this with boneless chicken breast? Also thinking of making a seperate one with cauliflower instead of chicken, my husband is vegetarian

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      March 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

      I always make it with dark meat because it’s so moist but you can definitely try it with white meat. You will have to adjust the baking time a little but let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply
    Susan Gerdom
    March 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Coco? What do you do with the chicken stock? Add to marinade or pour over before baking??

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      March 14, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Susan! It gets poured in the pan when you add the chicken and the marinade in. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    March 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    So delicious & easy!! If I can make this dish & it come out great anyone can! I substituted black for the kalamata olives(can’t get them in my small town) still very flavorful. Will definitely make again.

  • Reply
    Tammy T
    May 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    I am marinating chicken thighs now.
    Recipe didn’t specify so I bought with skin and bone-in chicken thighs. Hope that is right.

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