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Lemony Greek Chicken, Spinach and Potato Stew


5 servings


35 minutes

total time


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 red or yellow onion, finely chopped

8 large garlic cloves, smashed and finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, plus more to taste

1 pound ground chicken

1 heaping tablespoon roughly chopped fresh rosemary (leaves of about 1 large sprig) or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

Black pepper

1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (about 3 medium), scrubbed and chopped into 1/2-inch chunks

6 cups chicken broth

Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup juice)

1 (8-ounce) bunch mature spinach, stems included, chopped, or 1 1/2 cups frozen leaf spinach

1/4 to 1/3 cup lightly packed roughly chopped dill

Crumbled feta and crushed pita chips, for topping


In a large pot or Dutch oven, warm the oil over high heat. Add the onion, garlic and salt and cook, stirring, until the onion and garlic are softened and just starting to brown, 5 minutes. (Decrease the heat to medium-high if necessary to prevent scorching.)

Decrease the heat to medium-high and add the chicken, rosemary, oregano, red-pepper flakes and several generous grinds of black pepper. Cook, breaking up the chicken into crumbles, until the meat starts to lose its translucent pinkness and is turning white, about 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and stir well to combine. Add the chicken broth and half the lemon juice, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom. Bring to a rolling boil and then lower the heat to maintain a very brisk simmer. Simmer until the potatoes are nearly tender, 15 minutes.

Add the spinach and dill, to taste. Continue to simmer briskly until the potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes more. Taste and add some or all of the remaining lemon juice, as well as more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve in bowls topped with feta and crushed pita chips.


Serving Size




Total Fat

22 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat

16 g

Trans Fat

0 g




1079 mg

Total Carbohydrate

44 g

Dietary Fiber

6 g

Total Sugars

8 g


28 g

5 servings


35 minutes

total time
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