Greek Chicken with Lemon and Feta

This perfectly seasoned Greek-inspired chicken is lemony, garlicky, and altogether fuss-free! You are going to love how easy it is to make. ♡

Greek Chicken with Lemon and Feta recipe

This Greek chicken is a new family favorite. I mean WOW! It’s ridic-u-lousy deee-lish!

This recipe came right on time too. I mean, it’s now January, and there’s nothing else that can help me through the winter blues like a nice summer-inspired recipe. This Greek Chicken did just that.

The marinade is versatile. You can add cayenne pepper for heat, or if you don’t have parsley, feel free to swap for cilantro.

chicken marinating

Greek Chicken Ingredients

Olive OilUse nice high-quality olive oil—as it will aid in adding a nice olive taste and buttery texture.
Zest and Juice of One LemonBoth will add a nice bright and tangy flavor.
Garlic Either fresh garlic or dried garlic will work just fine in this recipe.
Herbs and SpicesLike oregano, parsley, smoked paprika, sea salt, and coarse black pepper.
ChickenYou will need one pound of thin-sliced chicken breast fillets.
Feta CheeseIs the backbone is giving this dish its Greek flare. Look for dry, crumbly feta—none of the creamy stuff.

I find that marinating the chicken for at least thirty-minutes deepens the citrus flavor.

greek-inspired chicken recipe

Here are some ideas on how you can cook this Greek-inspired Chicken.

  • Throw it on the barbecue.
  • Pan-fry it.
  • Bake it.
  • Put it in the Instant Pot ( keep in mind to sear both sides golden brown before pressure cooking it).

I decided to pan-fry it and it was perfect.

Greek chicken with lemon and feta

How to serve Greek Chicken with lemon and feta

There are so many ways one could enjoy this epic Greek Chicken.

Over a bed of salad.

After building a cold crisp salad with romaine lettuce, thin-sliced red onion, and juicy tomatoes—topped the salad with the chicken. Keep the chicken whole, cut it into thin fajita-style strips, or dice into bite-size pieces.

Alongside buttery rice or quinoa.

Keep whole and serve right along a hot and cozy corner of buttery rice or quinoa. Don’t forget a nice yogurt side dish to accompany the rice.

chicken served with salad on a plate

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Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.

Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail.

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healthy Greek chicken recipe with lemon and feta

Greek Chicken with Lemon and Feta


  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Perfectly seasoned Greek-inspired chicken with lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, and feta.


Ingredients

Scale
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced, or 1 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp + a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 pound of thin-sliced chicken breast

Garnish

  • 1/4  cup feta cheese or to the desired amount
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Additional wedges of lemon

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the lemon zest and juice, olive oil, garlic, and all of the spices. Give a mix until well-combines and emulsified. Set aside 1/4 cup of the marinade for later. 
  2. Then, add the chicken to the remaining marinade. Toss with tongs to ensure each cutlet is fully coated. Cover with saran wrap and place into the fridge for thirty minutes. 
  3. When ready, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, drizzle in olive oil and place the chicken into the pan. Sear until the bottom is nicely golden brown. Once achieved, flip the chicken and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until white in the middle and juices run clear once cut into it. 
  4. Finally, transfer the chicken to a serving plate. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the chicken. Sprinkle the top with fresh chopped parsley and feta cheese. 
  5. Enjoy. 
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek-Inspired

Keywords: greek chicken with lemon and feta, greek chicken, easy greek chicken recipe

Recipe inspired by Bon Appetite Magazine, Issue Feb, 2021

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