Green goddess chicken is juicy and deliciously flavorful. Chicken thighs are marinated in our favorite green goddess dressing and then quickly cooked in a pan. It's a healthy dinner recipe that's easy to make and big on flavor.

Green goddess chicken on a plate with some of the dressing poured over top.

What is green goddess chicken?

I'm glad you asked! It is chicken that has been marinated in our favorite green goddess salad dressing then quickly seared in a pan. The acid in the marinade (apple cider vinegar) helps to tenderize the chicken which makes it super juicy.

And the marinade, especially what clings to the chicken and cooks in the pan, is unbelievably flavorful. Make sure to scrape the pan of any crispy bits after the chicken is cooked. They're delicious!

This chicken is:

  • Juicy
  • Flavorful
  • Easy to make
  • Healthy
  • Low carb, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Chicken thighs in a bowl marinating in green goddess dressing.

How to make green goddess chicken?

We often keep a jar of green goddess salad dressing in our fridge, which makes making this chicken ridiculously easy. But don't worry, making the dressing (marinade) only involves putting the ingredients into your blender and turning it on.

  1. Blend the green goddess marinade ingredients in your blender.
  2. Pour most of the marinade over some chicken thighs and let them marinate in your fridge for an hour.
  3. Sear the chicken then drizzle the top with a little extra marinade.

I highly recommend making a double or triple batch of the marinade. It's delicious as a salad dressing and you'll want to eat it all week!

Green goddess chicken in a pan with green goddess dressing drizzled over the top.

What to serve with green goddess chicken?

When we make this chicken, we always double or triple the marinade use the extra as a salad dressing. We like this recipe best served with a simple green salad tossed in green goddess dressing.

Here are a few other sides that go well:

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Green Goddess Chicken

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (+ time to marinate the chicken)
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Green goddess chicken is juicy and deliciously flavorful. Chicken thighs are marinated in our favorite green goddess dressing and then quickly cooked in a pan. It's a healthy dinner recipe that's easy to make and big on flavor.


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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken bonelss thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Green Goddess Marinade

  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley, packed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion (green part only)
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons miso paste (sub gluten-free soy sauce or coco aminos, as needed)
  • 1 small garlic clove

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the green goddess marinade. Combine the ingredients in your blender and blend on high until smooth. (see notes)
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a medium-sized bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing then pour the rest over the chicken. Toss to coat then cover the bowl and put it into your fridge. Let the chicken marinate for 1-4 hours.
  3. Heat a large, non-stick or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil then add the chicken. Discard any marinade that remains in the bowl.
  4. Cook the chicken for 6 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and serve with the reserved marinade drizzled over the top.

Notes

The marinade recipe is our favorite Green Goddess Dressing. I highly recommend you triple the recipe so that you have some to serve on a salad or for dinner tomorrow. You'll need ½ cup for this recipe. If you don't want to make a larger portion, make sure to use a small blender, like a Magic Bullet.

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Green goddess chicken on a plate with some of the dressing poured over top and the recipe title on top of the picture.