Bottled dressing saves time and effort when it comes to this Greek dressing chicken thighs recipe! Fast, simple, and oh so delicious! Plus it is a one-pan meal!
Chicken thighs again?!
Yes, I get it! Not everyone’s first choice, but the more I cook with the unpopular cuts of meat, the more I come to appreciate them. My sister was floored with how easy skinless, bone-in chicken was to de-bone that she says she will never buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts again while I am around (yes, the vegetarian has to de-bone her meat!) The price difference between the two is astounding and not only that, when you buy boneless, skinless breasts, they remove the best part: the fillet!!! My husband was de-boning cooked, bone-in chicken breasts for me and he ate all the fillets from the chicken because you never get that tender, juicy piece. Here they sell those pieces for $8.99 a pound… CRAZY!
Greek dressing chicken thighs were all thanks to Farm Boy and their products (no affiliation, just stating a brand/store I love!) You remember how much I praised them in my copycat version of their Farm Boy Fig and Walnut Cream Cheese Dip Copycat Recipe? Well, I am back again showcasing their brand with this super easy dinner! We marinade chicken thighs and rainbow carrots overnight, and then roast them at a high heat for a quick dinner. I am all about making my own dressings, but Farm Boy has really won me over with their creations. Perfect for when I am feeling lazy and want a quick meal! Today’s Greek dressing chicken thighs is showcasing their Zero Sodium Green Dressing Vinaigrette. My sister actually introduced me to their dressings because of their zero sodium offerings (perfect for her lifestyle!)
She also introduced me to their clearance section. That is where I picked up my rainbow carrots (among other produce!) They are all about quality and I cannot believe these produce end up in the clearance section. They look perfect! I wish I had a store location in my town because I would be hitting up that section all the time (seriously, the quality is better than most of the produce found in the cheaper grocery stores showcasing their “good” stuff.) Whenever I visit, I always grab a container of rainbow carrots. They are just too pretty to pass up!
As for the cook time and temperature, you will notice we are roasting at 425F. I know people will complain saying that is too high and their meat will be dry. NO! This yields not only a juicy cut of meat, but a crispy outer skin. Bone-in chicken is different from boneless, so if you do change up your cut of meat remember that the cook time will differ. Otherwise, I highly encourage cooking at high temperatures. Oh, and broiling always help (no one wants soggy chicken skin!)
Using Farm Boy's bottled Greek Dressing makes for a quick weeknight meal!
8 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
38 minTotal Time
- 3 lbs bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
- 1 1/2 lbs carrots, cut in half lengthwise (quarters if they are thick.) Then slice into 3-inch matchstick lengths.
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 (350mL) bottle Farm Boy Greek Dressing
- Place chicken into a large mixing bowl. Place carrots into another bowl. Season all with salt and pepper. Season chicken with oregano and garlic. Pour enough of the dressing into each bowl to marinade the ingredients overnight. Toss every so often if possible.
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Place chicken onto baking sheet. Pour carrots onto pan and place into single layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken reaches 160F internally. Give the veggies a toss half way through if you feel they are browning.
I think it is time to update those weekly recommendations! To see last weeks choices, visit my Diana Marinade Garlic and Herbs Slow Cooker Chicken with Rice post. And don’t fret! I am saving all these recommendations into an excel spreadsheet so you can always looks back 🙂
Song: You Won’t Know by Brand New: Brand New is one of those bands that I consider underrated but successful at the same time. Definitely a lot more mellow than my usual music, but there is something about the lyrics and how they are portrayed that gets me every time! Plus, one of the bands I have seen in concert that performed a creative (and better!) version of the original to this song.
TV Show: South Park. You know when you watch a show when you are a kid but “don’t like it” because you don’t really understand it? Yeah, South Park is allllll adult humour, and the stuff they cover… Man, I just love it! Season 5 is probably one of my favourites and it features FANTASTIC episodes (and good ole Towlie!)
Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Admittly a cult classic, it is one movie that my husband has never seen! Then again, he did not care for Airplane! so I worry if I ever get around to making him watch this that he won’t be in the same boat as I 🙂 Just one of those fun movies that causes no harm.
Book: And in the Morning by John Wilson. I participated in those reading programs during school and this was a novel from the White Pine level (all the way back in high school!) I would read the books from “worst” to “best,” gauging this entirely on how well the synopsis sounded. More times than not books would surprise me, and this one popped out as a favourite. Set during the war, this was a novel that really stuck with me (and shows that not all books have to be happy.)
Video Game: Craft the World. (Leaving this the same as last week since I have put in almost 100 hours of game play for this title!) Stardew Valley has been on my mind constantly, but while the guys worked on the windows and doors, I wanted something more at ease (aka, a game I could alt f4 out of without the concern of lost content.) Dwarfs, shelter building, fending off enemies?! Oh, and all those Steam achievements!