These Greek Braised Chicken Thighs is an easy to prepare recipe with a perfectly crisp skin and juicy chicken from inside. If you do not have Greek feta you can always use white cheese or Bulgarian feta.

Braised Chicken Thighs

It's easy to make and a lot of flavor with combining with onions, garlic, lemon and feta cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: chicken, feta cheese
Servings: 4


  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • juice of 1/2 of one lemon
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese chunks


  • Use a paper tower to dry the chicken and then season with salt and pepper.
  • Over medium-high heat add a frying pan with the olive oil and butter. Add the chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes from each side.
  • Place a deep pot over medium-high heat with olive oil and saute the sliced onions, then add the oregano and garlic, pour the white wine.
  • While the wine is bubbling in the pot, use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits attached to the bottom of the pot.
  • Return the fried chicken to the pot with the mixture and squeeze the lemon juice, then cover the pot and cook the chicken for 40 minutes on medium-low.
  • When ready remove just the chicken to a plate and add feta and olives, and stir well with the mixture.
  • Serve on a plate with the mixture and on top the chicken with with lemon slices.

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