Chicken Thighs Glazed with Meyer Lemon and Kalamata Olives

By • February 5, 2011 4 Comments

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Author Notes: The richness of the thigh meat is balanced by the soft acids of the meyer lemon and the astringency of the olives and capers in this savory and relatively low fat entree.guineverek

Serves 3-4

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Zest 1/2 meyer lemon (reserve half)
  • Juice 1/2 meyer lemon
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon (dried or fresh chopped)
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  1. Season flour with salt and pepper, and dredge chicken thighs for a light coating.
  2. Coat saute pan with olive oil and heat coated pan on medium high heat. Add chicken and brown thighs on both sides (about 5 minutes). Remove from pan.
  3. Deglaze pan with chicken broth, scraping up brown bits.
  4. Add lemon juice, half the zest, tarragon, and olives and reduce by about half.
  5. Lower heat, add thighs back to the pan and simmer until cooked through (about 5 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat, add capers and remaining zest and stir gently until distributed. Serve as is or over your favorite small pasta. Whole wheat couscous would be perfect!

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9 months ago tjm

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. It was very easy to get together on a weeknight. We will make this again.


over 3 years ago Marnie642

Just came across this and cooked it tonight. Nice to have something different and a little special for a weekday chicken dinner - fast and nice flavour combination. Didn't have Meyer lemons so just used regular and it was very tasty.


over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This sounds delicious, and love the quick and easy aspect as well!!!


over 4 years ago guineverek

Thanks Abby -- it even tasted fabulous the next couple of days as leftovers. The flavors of the lemon and the olives and capers stayed clear and bright!