In the Mediterranean, dark leafy greens are eaten almost daily. Meat dishes often contain greens or they are served on the side. Some greens can be intimidating to cook because you don’t know how to get rid of the bitterness. This Mediterranean Diet recipe uses mustard greens and I think you’re going to love them after you try it. Searing the chicken in the skillet adds delicious fat and flavor to the greens. Lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil are always a compliment to bitter greens.
I like to use pitted olives in this so you don’t have to worry about biting down on a rock-hard pit. I would eat this dish with a tomato salad and good crusty bread. The lemony, garlicky, sauce that gets created in the bottom of the skillet is perfect for dipping. This is a dish to share. I put the whole skillet in the middle of the table to serve and people can easily reach in and dip their bread. This dish pairs well with a white wine. You can even add a splash to the skillet chicken before it goes in the oven. It can’t hurt!
Skillet Chicken with Lemony Mustard Greens and Olives
George studied International Business in Greece in 2015 for three semesters. His family is from the island of Crete, and he lived with them for a whole summer. During that time, he started working for Mediterranean Living and contributing his firsthand experiences of the traditional Cretan diet. He learned fluent Greek along the way, being fully immersed in a traditional Cretan village. He is since graduated with a business degree from Worcester State University. George loves language and traveling, so he completed a TEFL certificate program at the Boston Language Institute in order to teach English abroad and travel the world. He currently works full-time blogging, recipe formulating, and social media marketing for Mediterranean Living. His passions include language, gardening, hiking, skateboarding, and watching sports. He dreams of living in Crete one day, after he travels the world learning as many languages and cultures as possible.