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Baked Greek Chicken

This easy Baked Greek Chicken with lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and spices is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.

Two of my amazing girlfriends from my childhood came over for dinner (read: wine) the other night so I wanted to throw together a simple and tasty dinner that I could make while chatting (read: drinking) with them in the kitchen.

This is an amazingly flavorful Greek chicken recipe oven baked!

I decided on a Mediterranean menu, so I made a tray of antipasto for us to snack on before dinner, then put together this Greek Baked Chicken!

This easy baked Greek chicken with feta, lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and spices is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.

This Greek chicken bake is so incredibly easy to make – just toss everything into an ovenproof dish and throw it in the oven.

This easy baked chicken with Greek seasoning has lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.

Ali over at Gimme Some Oven gave me the idea to spread some hummus over the chicken before cooking it, which is pretty much a life-changing idea.

The hummus worked as an insulator to keep the baked Greek chicken breast moist and tender, while the top part of the hummus gets light and crispy. Crispy = yummy.

This easy Greek baked chicken breast with lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and spices is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.

This is so wonderful on a bed of spinach, or topped on warm pita bread!

This easy Baked Greek Chicken oven recipe with lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and spices is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.

Us gals gobbled this down, then devoured 6 Lemon-Rosemary Panna Cottas between the three of us.

This easy Greek chicken recipe baked with lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and spices is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.

We didn’t have much wine leftover, either!

Don’t forget to check our all-time reader’s favorite: greek tzatziki sauce.

Here’s the Recipe!

Baked Greek Chicken Recipe

This easy Baked Greek Chicken with lemon zest, red onion, kalamata olives and spices is a flavor-filled delight!  Place this tasty chicken on a bed of spinach with Feta cheese for a simple and delicious meal.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Red onion - cut into thick slices
  • 1/3 c. pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 to 3 large chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Greek seasoning - or ½ tsp. oregano, ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 1/2 c. hummus
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Crumbled Feta for topping
  • Spinach and pita bread for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Zest one lemon. Place zest in a large bowl and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add in the red onion slices and kalamata olives and toss to coat. Place onions and olives in the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into tenders (slice them parallel to your work service, then cut each half into 3 pieces. Season the tenders with salt, pepper,and Greek seasoning (if using) then place them on top of the bed of onions and olives. Tuck the peeled garlic cloves under the chicken to keep them from burning.
  • Spread the hummus evenly over the top of the chicken breasts. Squeeze the juice out of the zested lemon over the top of the chicken and onions. Sprinkle the paprika over the top. Add the zested and squeezed lemon rinds to the pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the perimeter of the pan, then drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top of the tomatoes. Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve on a bed of spinach, topped with feta cheese and with extra lemon wedges for squeezing. Optional accompaniments: Roasted red peppers, pepperoncinis, pita bread with hummus, or cucumbers.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Greek Chicken Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
262
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
55
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
589
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
24
g
48
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

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Comments:

  1. This right here is my version of winner winner chicken dinner! It was so great! I forgot to add feta to mine and it was still great…can’t wait til breakfast tomorrow, will have it then AND add the feta this time! Highly recommend this one!!!

  2. Made this for dinner tonight, it was a HIT. Kids & hubby loved it – so many great tastes mixed together. We had it with a side of cucumber & pita. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This was a huge hit, thanks for sharing! I like simple and healthy ingredients that pack a lot of flavor, so this was perfect! I made it with rice and a yogurt garlic dressing.

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