Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta
Prep Time: 10 min. ~ Total Time 1 hour ~ Serves 4
- 8 bone in skin on chicken thighs (I used 2 breasts instead)
- 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1/2 cup pitted Spanish olives
- 6 medium shallots, halved letnthwise and peeled
- 3 spring fresh thyme
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- Feta cheese, crumbled, for garnish
- Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
Easy Step by Step Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine chicken, oil, tomatoes, olives, shallots, and thyme in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss.
3. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and spread chicken mixture, skin side up, in a single layer.
4. Roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest parts of the thighs (do not touch bones) reaches 165 degrees (about 35-40 min.)
5. Transfer chicken to a platter and loosely cover with foil.
6. Return vegetables to oven and roast until golden brown in places, about 10 minutes more.
7. Transfer vegetables and accumulated juices to platter with chicken, and season with salt and pepper.
8. Garnish with mint and feta.
Serve with crusty bread or pasta ~ or just yummy alone!
Tonight I added a few diced potatoes in the vegetable mixture for the kids
After cubing them and steaming them to get tender.
I sauteed in a pan, sliced some onions, chopped parsley, salt & pepper and butter, with splash of cinnamon!
Great for babies and the whole family!!!!
Just a few pointers to help make it even easier and better tasting!
- Triple your recipe
Triple your normal recipe and put it in the crock-pot on low for 4-6 hours.
This way you have enough for 3 taco nights. Just put the extra meat in freezer bags for the next 2 uses.
- Cook it in the crock-pot
The meat is so much more tender when you cook it in the crock-pot.
- Make your own taco seasoning (you most likely have all you need in your spice cabinet)
Ingredients – to season 1 pound of meat:
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
This tastes so much better than the taco seasoning packets and saves around $2 each pound of meat.
Please let me know if you try this and how it goes for you!!!
2 Reasons Why I Use Febreze:
Febreze is a great fabric refresher but can be expensive.
You can make it yourself with only 2 ingredients!!
One 32oz bottle will cost pennies to make instead of $4.97 at Walmart.
32 ounce recipe
- 1/8 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- Hot Tap Water – To Fill the Bottle to the Top
Mix all 2 ingredients.
Pour into a 32 ounce bottle (an old Febreze bottle works great!)
1/2 Gallon Recipe
Now when you need a refill it’s already made
- 1/4 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener
- 4 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- 64 ounces (8 cups) Hot Tap Water
Pour all ingredients into an empty gallon jug
Pour into a 32 ounce bottle (an old Febreze bottle works great!!)
Does it work as good?
Yes! Actually….It’s Better!
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