Sunday, March 30, 2014

Greek Chicken with Feta

This week, with our tropical honeymoon looming in just a month, Mike and I are kick-starting a healthy diet and exercise plan. Sometimes I struggle with making healthy food both filling and flavorful, but this Greek Chicken is both. 

The great thing about Greek food is that there are a lot of strong flavors- lemon, fresh garlic, oregano, and tangy feta to name a few.  The ingredients in this dish pack a nice punch with minimal calories and the best part is, it could not be easier to put together.  

The chicken can go straight in the oven- no need to marinade. 

* 3-4 chicken breasts, depending on size (mine were huge so I just made 3)
* 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
* 1 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
*1 lemon, zest and juice
* 1 garlic clove, grated
* 1/4 c. olive oil
* 2 tbsp. feta cheese (I used reduced fat)
* salt, pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  In a small bowl, combine parsley, oregano, the zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon, grated garlic, a olive oil.  Whisk well to combine.  Place chicken in a baking dish and top with the lemon-herb mixture.  Sprinkle feta cheese on top.  Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until the chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!

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