Jul 23, 2012

Greek Chicken with Roasted Okra - recipe

I shared a picture of this meal on instagram and had a couple people ask for the recipe so here it is.


The husband requested Greek chicken the other night and I didn't want to go to the store so I had to use what we hand on hand. I found this recipe for Greek chicken adapted it to fit our tastes.

I had 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the fridge and marinated them over night (marinade recipe below).

1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
3 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper

Just whisk it all together in a bowl and pour it over chicken in a gallon freezer bag.

So it marinated over night and the next day I put the thighs in a baking dish and tried to save as much of the marinade as I could and spread it over the meat. I baked them for 30 minutes then turned the broiler to high and cooked them another 5 minutes, or so, until the skins started to get brown and crisp.

As for the okra, I had picked several pods from the garden and an instagram friend (@omarchris - he makes the most delicious food) suggested I roast them. I've never had roasted okra so I had to try it! Turns out it is super simple to make and so very delicious. Now, I do love me some fried okra but I've had plenty of that already this year and the roasted was a nice change.

Anyway, for the okra. I cut the stems off each pod and cut them in half vertically and spread them out on a cookie sheet. Then I drizzled them with olive oil and seasoned them with salt and pepper and baked them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or so, until they started to get a little black in places.

I served the chicken (topped with a little crumbled feta) over couscous alongside the okra and it was one of my husband's favorite meals.

I'm making it again this week but am attempting to make it with a whole chicken in a crock pot. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Anyway, have you ever had roasted okra?


  1. I'm one of the ones who asked for the recipe so thank you!:) I grew up always having an abundance of okra from my grandpa's garden so today it is still one of my very favorite foods. I always fry/saute it, so I'm excited to try it roasted (never had it). I'm going to try the chicken too. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you! Have you tried roasting the okra yet? Our garden is finished for the year now but my grandpa's is still going strong too.

  2. Yuuuummm! I'm pinning this right now!


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