9 Reviews

This was very good, and I am sure I will make it again. I used bone in thighs and I think that was a good choice, they were falling off the bone tender. I loved the tangy flavor that the olives and lemons provided, but next time, I will include even more. The lemon wedges were a little bitter, so next time I will remove them before serving, but I would like even more lemon flavor. Maybe adding more lemon juice would do it. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT9

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AlaskaPam July 25, 2013

1/10-- sent DH to the store for some "skin-on, bone-in thunder-thighs"! Added some Meyer lemon juice (courtesy of an Arizona Zaarie), and threw in 6-8 peeled garlic cloves . Set at 400* for 60 min, then reduced to 350* for another 30 ! YUMMM! NO leftovers !! 4/07I used 4 LARGE bone-in, skin-on thighs - believe that is more flavorful. Let it bake for about 45-50 minutes -- prefer doneness to falling off the bone tender. The combination of lemon, kalamata, and Greek seasoning made a nice, flavorful dish -- and preparation was surely a snap. Served withBalsamic Baby Carrots for an easy Saturday night meal -- with sufficient leftovers for a repeat. Thanks for posting. Janey

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NurseJaney January 17, 2010

I really loved this recipe. did not have lemons on hand and it still was great. Used bottled juice. Will for sure make again with fresh lemons. also just used dried oregano in place of greek seasoning.

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abd297 October 19, 2007

This was a very good and easy recipe. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and just put them into a greased casserole without browning them. I followed everthing else exactly but didn't add extra broth at the end. The flavor was very nice, I think the lemon wedges were the key as they infused everything. My only disappointment was that the orzo was a little soggy. I did put fresh oregano on top and I think it would have been wonderful cooked in it. Thanks for the recipe! Made for Zaar tag.

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Engrossed February 02, 2007

I think I will hold off on reviewing this. I had mixed feelings about it. But I did make some changes. I left out the orzo to reduce the carbs and used less than a cup of broth. I used dried oregano and powdered garlic for the Greek seasoning. I felt that the seasonings with the broth were spot-on for flavor. I don't know if it was the olives or the lemon slices that made the flavor "off" to me. Next time I may try just juicing the lemon and maybe tossing in some zest but not the slices. I think the rind made the sauce bitter.

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Chef Tweaker February 14, 2013

This was a wonderful recipe. Very easy to put together. I had chicken thighs in the fridge so used those instead of breasts but other than that I made the recipe just like it was written. My family loved it! We will definitely be eating this again. Thanks for a great recipe. MADE FOR ZWT4 FOR DAFFY DAFFODILS

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Shawna Landers June 15, 2008

This was good but for some reason a bit too lemony. I made it exactly as the recipe said except left out the olives and used drumsticks. It was an easy meal to prepare and I will probably try it again in the future.

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Dominique353 February 20, 2008

Delicious easy chicken dish! Made a few changes - couldn't find any orzo so used small macaroni. Also used skinless chicken breasts. Loved the mix of olives, chicken broth and lemon. Would add more lemon next time. Thanks Annacia for a very tasty dish!!

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Redsie March 13, 2007

Such a good dinner I had tonight! We loved the lemon-kalamata combo! I used BL/SL chicken breasts but followed the rest of the recipe precisely. Mine was perfectly done after a convection bake time of 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing a recipe that I'm sure to repeat!

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SusieQusie March 01, 2007
Kalamata-Lemon Chicken