Summer Thyme Chicken

It’s Summer Thyme and the living’s easy over at Mediterranean Living. This new Summer Thyme Chicken recipe is a stunner. It’s delicately spiced and the vegetables are cooked perfectly. If you are looking for a great way to use up all of that summer squash, you’ve come to the right recipe. We think you’ll enjoy this dish with a side salad and some crusty Sourdough bread. Enjoy!

Note: This dish takes a total active preparation and cooking time of 65 minutes. The chicken will be marinated for 4-6 hours or overnight. 

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Summer Thyme Chicken

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8
Calories 254 kcal


  • 1 chicken, rinsed and cut into parts
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fresh or dried oregano
  • 4 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves, removed from stems
  • 3 medium summer squash, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped


  • Mix together all ingredients for marinade: Olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Pour marinade mixture into a Ziplock bag, add chicken parts, seal bag and shake until chicken is thoroughly coated. Store in refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Put chicken and marinade in a large bowl and add tomatoes, summer squash and onion. Mix together well.
  • Divide mixture into about 5 parts. Place onto sheets of aluminum foil and wrap tightly to create pouches. Don’t let the liquid leak out. Double wrap if needed.
  • Bake in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. This is also delicious prepared on a covered grill, cooked for about 45 minutes on a medium heat (450, if you have a temperature gauge).


Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 529mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 617IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg
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