Greek Feta Chicken with Curried Rice

One of my favorite chicken recipes ever! Because it's a healthy low-calorie way to cook chicken. Because it doesn't heat up the kitchen. Because it keeps the chicken moist and flavorful. Because it's so simple to make with on-hand ingredients. Because it's good straight from the oven or the grill. Because it's good served hot or cold.

No wonder this recipe gets passed from one good cook to another!

Greek Feta Chicken with Curried Rice


REVIEWS
"... it was AWESOME! My husband even raved about it!!" ~ Anonymous
"... just finished a very yummy dinner of greek chicken, superb recipe!" ~ Anonymous
"... refreshingly light." ~ Bless.Sins
"... we absolutely loved it!" ~ Daynalee


This recipe comes from my friend Lisa in Washington who got it from her friend Ann in Dallas who got it from … oh I dunno.

But it is a recipe that should, like a chain letter, pass from one harried home cook to the next.

To speed up the process, I’m sharing it with faithful Kitchen Parade readers. So please, don’t break the chain, do pass it along!

I promise, it’s one quick supper that you simply don’t want to miss. With fast, delicious and healthful ordnance in your supper armory, who needs to battle carry-out?

Add a salad and a vegetable (or the Curried Rice that follows) and just like that, supper’s on the table.

Pass it on. PASS IT ON!

Update: Since sharing this recipe with me, my friend Lisa has also become a food blogger! See her lovely site, My Own Sweet Thyme.

CURRIED RICE While the chicken marinates, melt a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet. Add chopped onion, slivered almonds, a chopped green pepper and a couple of grated carrots. Sauté til just cooked. Stir in a teaspoon of curry powder, salt and pepper and two cups of cooked rice and warm through.

Curried Rice is such a great way to use up leftover rice or "planned-over" rice. And isn't the Curried Rice in the photograph especially pretty? It's Oven-Baked Brown Rice made with 1:2 parts red quinoa:brown rice.

Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Do you have a favorite passed-along recipe that other Kitchen Parade readers might like? Just send me a quick e-mail via recipes@kitchen-parade.com. Quick Suppers are Kitchen Parade favorites and feature recipes easy on the budget, the clock, the waistline and the dishwasher. How to print a Kitchen Parade recipe. If you like Kitchen Parade, you're sure to like my food blog about vegetable recipes, too, A Veggie Venture. "Like" Kitchen Parade on Facebook!

QUICK SUPPER:
GREEK FETA CHICKEN

Hands-on time up-front: 10 minutes
Then marinate: 30 minutes
Then oven time: 15 minutes
Serves 4 (or 8 with 2 pounds chicken)
    MARINADE
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt (buttermilk works too)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 2 pounds for ‘planned-overs’)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled (or 2/3 cup for 2 pounds chicken)

MARINADE Whisk together the yogurt, garlic, oregano and black pepper in a large bowl. Cut the breasts into serving pieces and stir into the yogurt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

BROIL Place an oven rack just below the broiler and preheat the broiler. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Remove the chicken from the yogurt (discard what remains) and arrange smooth-side down on the foil, thicker pieces in the center where they’ll be closer to the heat. Broil the chicken for 6 minutes, then turn over.

FETA Sprinkle chicken with feta and broil for another 5 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center shows juice that runs clear.

ALANNA's TIPS There’s no need to double the yogurt mixture for two pounds of meat. Be sure the feta cheese is cold when sprinkling atop the chicken, otherwise it'll just melt away instead of turning warm and golden. GREEK FETA CHICKEN tastes good hot and cold, broiled and grilled, just-cooked and leftover. It is practically a miracle food!

NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Serving: 168 Calories; 4g Tot Fat; 2g Sat Fat; 2g Carb; 0g Fiber; 224mg Sodium; 78mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers Old Points 4 & PointsPlus 2

Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Do you have a favorite passed-along recipe that other Kitchen Parade readers might like? Just send me a quick e-mail via recipes@kitchen-parade.com. Quick Suppers are Kitchen Parade favorites and feature recipes easy on the budget, the clock, the waistline and the dishwasher. How to print a Kitchen Parade recipe. If you like Kitchen Parade, you're sure to like my food blog about vegetable recipes, too, A Veggie Venture. "Like" Kitchen Parade on Facebook!

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This is a great recipe Alanna and a great blog. I will be certainly trying this yummy recipe out soon. When I do I will link it on my food blog What's For Lunch Honey? and when my men have given their verdict on it.

I also have another blog for mums who need new and creative ideas for the contents of their kids lunchboxes. Check out The Daily Tiffin. I am sure you will and your kids will love it.

Thanks for such a great blog Alanna

3/02/2006
 
It's similar indeed! I never knew it's so popular - though considering how tasty and easy it is, it's no wonder :)
 
I made the chicken for dinner last night and it was AWESOME! My husband even raved about it!! The chicken was super moist and had an excellent flavor - and the feta cheese on top was just perfect. Thanks so much for the recipe, can't wait to try more!
 
I have to say, just finished a very yummy dinner of greek chicken..superb recipe!
 
I found a few low-carb recipes whilst looking around for them. I was shocked to find lots of rice and pasta with the recipes. It's supposed to be low-carb! :-) so whats up with the rice and all that? cheers, Kiki
 
I tried it out, and it was pretty good. Being used to spicy food all the time (I'm from Pakistan), this recipe was refreshingly light.
 
Delicious! I made this recipe for Sunday dinner last week and we absolutely loved it! I'm posting it on my food blog next week. betterthanburgers.net Thanks for a great recipe!
 

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