This is one of those delicious Greek-style dinners that’s sure to please…what’s not to love about juicy chicken thighs marinated in a lemon-garlic sauce? Braised in that same lemon-garlic sauce along with fresh zucchini and then grilled for the final minute or two to give them those beautiful grill marks – brushing them with the sauce along the way…then topping it all with a cool Taztziki Sauce…tasty perfection!
Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki Sauce
8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
1 lemon, zest & juice
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
extra virgin olive oil
1 large zucchini, cut into bite-sized chunks
Tzatziki Sauce (recipe below)
Place the chicken thighs in a large mixing bowl. In a small jar with a lid, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh oregano, minced garlic and salt with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Put the lid on and shake vigorously. Pour onto chicken thighs in bowl and toss to coat. Heat a large skillet with a little extra virgin olive oil. Put the chicken along with the lemon-garlic sauce in the hot skillet; cover and cook about 6 minutes on medium to medium-high heat; turn chicken thighs over, cover and cook another 6-8 minutes. Add in the zucchini chunks and cook until chicken is almost done. Make the Tzatziki Sauce.
1/2 cup freshly shredded, seedless cucumber; peeled & drained
1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
dash of fresh dill
Combine all Tzatziki Sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well; set aside.
Heat a large grill pan and transfer chicken thighs to grill pan; cook another minute or two on each side, brushing with the pan drippings. Remove thighs to a platter and scoop zucchini onto hot grill pan for another minute or two. Spoon some Tzatziki Sauce on chicken thighs when serving.