Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks
  •  Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey (local is best)
  • ¼ cup Fresh Harvest Milanese Gremolata olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • ¼ teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2-3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 2 ounces feta, crumbled into large pieces (a heaping 1/2 cup)
  •  Chopped mint, dill or parsley, for serving

 

Instructions:

  1. Season chicken all over with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, mix together garlic, honey, olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes. Add chicken and toss well with your hands, spreading the garlic paste all over the chicken pieces. (Don’t worry if the honey is a little clumpy.) Add rosemary sprigs and lemon slices and toss to combine. Cover and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
  3. Spread chicken and lemons across a single layer in the lined pan, tucking in the rosemary sprigs. Drizzle more Fresh Harvest Gremolata olive oil generously over everything. Roast for 20 minutes.
  4. Using tongs, turn over the chicken pieces, and give the lemons a stir. Sprinkle feta on top. Continue to bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer, until the chicken is deeply bronzed and cooked through, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh or drumstick registers 165 degrees. Serve garnished with chopped herbs and more red-pepper flakes, if you like.

 

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