Easy Feta-Chicken Bake
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10 minutes are all you need to prep a lively Greek-inspired baked chicken dish with peppers, parsley and feta cheese.
Prepare using 6 skinless chicken thighs. Bake 40 to 45 min. or until done.
Omit red peppers. Prepare as directed, sprinkling chicken with 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano along with the black pepper and using ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 pound)
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, divided
- 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pkg. (4 ounces) ATHENOS Crumbled Feta Cheese with Basil & Tomato
- 1/4 Cup finely chopped red peppers
- 1/4 Cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Calories Per Serving190
Folate equivalent (total)24µg6%
Baked Feta Chicken
Baked Feta Chicken is the ultimate dinner idea your taste buds have been dreaming about. Tangy feta cheese, juicy chicken breasts, and sweet grape tomatoes are heavenly together. Make this dish with just 5 ingredients and less than 1 hour. It's also a keto friendly, low carb, gluten-free and grain-free dish!
Another Tik Tok sensation is baked feta. I wanted to make my own spin on this dish and include chicken breasts and let me just tell you. it's INCREDIBLE! You can serve it as a complete meal or add some sides. No matter how you serve it, I am confident you are going to want to make it again and again. The amazing flavor of this easy feta chicken bake shines through and I am sure this is going to be a family favorite.
This healthy all-in-one dish means it's ideal for taking to all those summer potlucks and barbecues too. Plus, clean-up is a breeze, and you don't have to worry about dirtying the entire kitchen.
Easy Baked Feta & Chicken Recipe + WIAW
This Greek-inspired, quick and easy Baked Feta & Chicken Recipe is packed with flavor. A small amount of rich feta cheese over lean chicken adds a big punch of flavor without adding a ton of calories and fat.
Summertime demands Mediterranean food. Not that winter diminishes my feta cravings.
Remember this baked feta recipe inspired by our Greek honeymoon? Our obsession with the glory that is warm feta hasn’t lessened. Today I have a SUPER easy Baked Feta & Chicken recipe for you.
If you have 10 minutes, you have time to make this Greek-inspired dish. The ingredient list is short (shocking, right?), but it doesn’t skimp on flavor.
Because feta is such a rich, salty cheese, you don’t have to use a ton of it. A small amount over lean, low-fat chicken breasts adds a big punch of flavor without adding a ton of calories and fat.
I also love how the oregano and lemon juice compliments the cheese. It lightens up the flavor and adds to the Mediterranean feel. Perfect for summer!
Baked Feta Pasta
This is the story about another viral TikTok trend that I kinda sorted wanted to hate. but didn't. It's not that I didn't think the idea sounded delicious. It's just that the whole thing seemed too simple. Obviously roasting a block of feta with bursting tomatoes is going to be amazing. But is it good enough to break the internet?
My answer, begrudgingly, is yes. It's genius. But dare I say, not perfect? Below are my thoughts.
- You don't need to change the oven temperature. The OG recipe calls for baking the feta with the tomatoes at 400° for 30 minutes then kicking up for the last 10 minutes. After 30 minutes in the oven, I found my feta well on its way to a pretty shade of golden on top. To avoid burning additions like garlic and herbs (see my next note), I think it's best to keep the temperature steady.
- You can play add more than just tomatoes and feta. Quartered shallots will get nice and jammy, and smashed garlic will infuse the olive oil. Like spice? Throw in a ton of crushed red pepper flakes. Got thyme? Add a couple sprigs for an earthy touch.
- Adding pasta water helps. A scoop of pasta water will help stretch your sauce to coat your pasta more smoothly and generously.
Have you made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Editor's Note: We increased the amount of tomatoes in this recipe on February 9, 2021. One pint is all you need, but two is recommended for a fuller, more flavorful sauce.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BAKED CHICKEN
This easy baked chicken recipe goes well with a simple green salad. To keep the flavours of summer going with this baked chicken dish serve with a side of patatas bravas, roasted asparagus and feta lemon coleslaw.
OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES TO ENJOYMediterranean Chicken Kebabs Curry Chicken Salad Chicken Roasted in Tomatoes Green Goddess Chicken Salad
Easy Greek Chicken Bake
Easy Greek Chicken Bake is simple to prepare, delicious, Greek-inspired chicken dish that is grain free and low carb.
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Easy Greek Chicken Bake is simple to prepare, delicious, Greek-inspired chicken dish that is grain free and low carb.
Easy Greek Chicken Bake is a low carb, grain free, paleo, one pan wonder meal! This is a super easy meal and packs awesome, Greek-inspired flavors. Don’t you just love it when you can dump all the ingredients in a pan and pop it in the oven and walk away.
My family was really impressed with this dish. My Hubby even called dibs on the leftovers, and he is not even a chicken fan. Must be the bacon, lol.
Even though one of my kiddos does not like olives, he still ate it and just avoided the olives. I had told him that I just can’t make Greek food without olives because it would be a culinary crime!
Keto Baked Feta Pasta
Want to make the ultimate easy keto dinner? Try this low carb feta pasta bake that is going viral on TikTok. Throw in a block of feta cheese into a layer of grape tomatoes, a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of fresh basil, a few cloves of chopped garlic, a drizzle of olive oil… and, voila! Magic happens! But wait! The real magic happens as soon as you take the first bite. As the cheesiness of feta meets with the richness of roasted tomatoes with an underlying garlicky flavor, you’ll be taken to another world. Now that’s real magic happening!
What Is The Viral TikTok Feta Pasta Trend?
Simple to make and delicious to eat, the viral TikTok Feta Pasta trend has taken the internet by surprise. When the dish first gained popularity in Finland, there was a shortage of feta cheese! In fact, when I went to go make it, most of the solid blocks of feta cheese were all gone. Yes, it is a magical recipe so it’s no wonder this baked feta pasta has gain popularity quickly!
It’s a simple dish. A block of feta cheese surrounded by roasted grape tomatoes with a dash of seasonings. You can experiment with the sauce and seasonings if you want.
Are Tomatoes Keto?
The most amazing thing about this tantalizing Feta Pasta is that it is a keto recipe. Yes! You read that right. With just 2 grams of carbs in half a cup of tomatoes, these are perfect for your keto diet. Full of nutrients and delicious when roasted, these cherry tomatoes are literally the cherry of this keto baked feta pasta dish!
Is Feta Cheese Low Carb?
Another common question about this dish is if feta cheese is low on carbs. The answer is a resounding yes! Feta cheese has about 2g carbs per ounce, making it a perfect addition to your keto diet. It is also packed with nutrients as well as protein. It also satisfying and keeps you full. Goodbye to the half-an-hour-after-lunch hunger pangs!
Healthy, mouthwatering, and keto… What more could you want in this low carb feta pasta recipe!
Low Carb Pasta Options
The next huge questions is pasta… How do you run away from the carbs here? The good news is that brands like Natural Heaven provide the perfect keto pastas. You can use code KETOFOCUS to save 10% off your order. From their spaghetti to their lasagna, you will have a wide variety of options to choose from. Their noodles are made out of hearts of palm so they are low carb and gluten free.
If you like zucchini noodles or zoodles, they can be a great keto option for this keto baked feta pasta dish. They don’t just taste amazing with feta and tomatoes, but they are also a great source of Vitamin C and potassium.
Another great keto pasta option is to use Shirataki noodles. Though some people find them sticky, they work as a great substitute for high-carb pasta. They aren’t just low in carbohydrates, but they also make you feel full.
Add-Ons To Your Baked Feta Pasta
And, now, let’s talk about our favorite part of this viral baked feta recipe… Experiments!
You can play around with the flavors by throwing in your favorite seasonings or herbs. Basil, thyme, and rosemary can be a great option to add another spark of flavor to the Baked Feta Pasta. If you want to add an Italian touch to the dish, sprinkle some Italian seasonings over the pasta before mixing it in.
You can also throw in some protein (and more taste!) with grilled chicken or meatballs. Yum! Or maybe add a dash of color and flavor with some roasted bell peppers. You can even throw in some leftover zucchini or spinach that your kids don’t like! They’ll fall in love with them when it’s packed in such delectable flavors. Enjoy! And, don’t forget to make some extra because everyone is soon going to be craving for some second-helpings of this yummy low carb pasta casserole!
- In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag. Add the chicken breasts, massaging the chicken to get everything coated. Refrigerate for one to two hours.
- Make the Mediterranean salsa (optional).
- Preheat the oven, then place chicken in a baking dish, top with cheese and green onions, and place in the oven. Cook for about 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked.
- If desired, serve the chicken topped with the tomato, onion, and olive mixture.
Chicken is cooked through when the internal temperature is 165 degrees. Use an instant read meat thermometer to be sure!
Depending on the size and thickness of the chicken breasts, this meal only takes about 30 - 40 minutes to cook!
The simple answer is don't over bake! 😀 Seriously though, investing in a good instant read thermometer will help you bake cook chicken confidently and never dry it out. Here's another good tip though: Tenting it under foil for 5-10 minutes after cooking will allow the juices to redistribute into the chicken which also helps.
The salsa for the Mediterranean Chicken Bake is totally optional, but I highly recommend making it! It adds a great fresh flavor to this delicious meal!
Store any leftover chicken in the refrigerator in an airtight container. I recommend storing any leftover Mediterranean salsa in a separate container.
The easiest way is to zap it in the microwave for a minute or two, until hot. You can also bake it in a covered dish at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Leftovers can be frozen in a good quality airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating to serve.
How to make Greek Chicken Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a large baking sheet add the chicken, potatoes, peppers, red onions, lemon wedges, garlic, and tomatoes.
Sprinkle with oregano, paprika, salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
Gently toss until well coated. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender.
Remove from the oven and stir in crumbled feta cheese and olives. Garnish with fresh thyme and enjoy it!
What to Serve with Greek Chicken
Many sides go so well with this greek chicken bake recipe. Here are a few ideas:
- Try some couscous, quinoa, or barley
- More veggies like Brussel Sprouts or mushrooms
- Some Pasta or Zoodles for a healthier option
How to store
You may store your leftover greek chicken recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. It is best enjoyed cold the next day. If you plan on saving some for the next day, don&rsquot add the feta cheese until after you reheat in the microwave.
Chicken &ndash Thighs with skin were used in this recipe. Which explains the high calories per serving. A leaner and healthier option would be using skinless and boneless chicken breasts.
Potatoes &ndash You may use either sweet potatoes or regular potatoes of choice.
Cheese &ndash Feta cheese tastes best for greek style chicken recipe and we highly recommend use feta. But you may sub with other crumbly cheese like ricotta, halloumi, queso fresco, or goat cheese
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- Easy Harvest Chicken Casserole
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- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ pounds baby red potatoes, halved or quartered if large
- ½ cup pitted Castelvetrano olives, coarsely chopped
- 1 ¾ pounds bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Combine oil, oregano, thyme, garlic, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture to a medium bowl. Add potatoes and olives and stir to coat.
Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rub with the remaining herb mixture.
Scatter the potatoes and olives in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
Place the chicken on top of the potatoes and olives and tuck in lemon wedges.
Bake until the potatoes are browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh without touching bone registers at least 165 degrees F, 40 to 45 minutes. Carefully squeeze the lemon wedges over the chicken.
Serve the chicken and vegetables topped with feta and more oregano and thyme, if desired.
Greek Baked Feta
One of the concepts I’ve learned in this master’s program about eating is the concept of repeated exposure: repeatedly eating a food you don’t like until your body realizes “hey, this probably won’t kill me”, and you begin to like it.
For me, that’s tomatoes. And after cooking all of the tomato recipes I’ll be sharing over the next two weeks of this tomato spotlight, my body is slowly transitioning from “hard no” to “ehhh maybe”.
Today’s recipe is a simple one. You throw all the makings of a Greek salad into aluminum foil, wrap it up, and bake for a few minutes.
The tomatoes burst, onions soften, and feta becomes creamy and spreadable. Throw it in the oven as a last minute appetizer or on the grill for a hassle-free BBQ side!