Mediterranean Chicken Bake for #SundaySupper

I love, love, love Mediterranean Chicken Bake. It’s on the regular dinner rotation at our house. To explain why it’s a favorite, I’ve come up with The Dinner-Mom’s first-ever Top 10 List.

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

When I say we’re having Mediterranean Chicken Bake for dinner, I’m talking about boneless, skinless chicken breasts topped with zucchini, artichokes and tomatoes. A balsamic vinaigrette is drizzled over the top and the final dish is topped with crumbled feta cheese.

The Top 10 Reasons Why We Have Mediterranean Chicken Bake Almost Every Week

10. It’s easy to prepare and ready in less than 45 minutes, start to finish. There’s a little chopping and stirring. Mostly, this dish bakes. And while it cooks, I can do something else. I don’t even have to be in the kitchen.

9. The flavors are fantastically satisfying.  Artichokes, tomatoes and zucchini are drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with feta cheese. Yum!

8. It is diet friendly. It’s South Beach Phase 1 compliant, low in Weight Watcher points, fits the Mediterranean diet profile and is good for Paleo friends (leave off the feta.)

7. It’s allergy friendly. Leave off the feta cheese if you are allergic to dairy (my daughter loves it this way) or top with a vegan cheese substitute.

6. It’s gluten-free.

5. Leftovers can be made into another meal. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces, add rice, couscous or quinoa and now you have a rice bowl for lunch the next day.

4. There’s lots of room for variations. Have some mushrooms or red onion on hand? Add those. Hate artichokes, leave them out. It works on fish too!

3. This dish can be prepared as grill packets and the contents customized for each diner. Packets can be cooked on the grill over medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes. Or, cook the packets on baking sheet in a 450 degree F oven for about 20-25 minutes.

2. It has feta cheese…I love feta cheese!

And the #1 reason I love Mediterranean Chicken Bake:

1. It’s a one dish meal. There’s just one baking dish to clean. And, that makes me very happy. 🙂

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Mediterranean chicken bakes in just one dish. Yep, one and done!

Mediterranean Chicken Bake
 
Mediterranean chicken bake is a tasty one dish meal with tomatoes, artichokes, zucchini, balsamic vinaigrette and a sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese.
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 14 ounce can quartered artichokes hearts, drained
  • 1 pint of grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • ¼ cup reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Prepare ingredients as indicated.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place chicken in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer tomatoes, artichokes and zucchini on top of the chicken.
  5. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt.
  6. Drizzle vinaigrette over the top of everything.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and temperature reaches 170 degrees.
  8. Top with feta cheese before serving.

Mediterranean Chicken Bake Recipe

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Enjoy!

Mediterranean Chicken Bake Recipe

Comments

  1. I love all of the flavors of Mediterranean!! Your chicken bake looks incredible and i can only imagine how wonderful it must taste!

  2. This recipe is totally 100% my style! I love it. Mediterranean flavors are my favorite. I will definitely be trying this dish out the next time it’s my turn to cook dinner for my roommates!

  3. What a beautiful, healthy dish! It’s a wonderful one-dish meal!

  4. I knew from the name of your dish that I would love it! So many of my favorite ingredients…and so easy!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Love your top 10 list!

  6. I love, love, love Mediterranean flavors! I cannot wait to make this meal!

  7. Hahaha! I love the “top ten list”- and not to mention, the dish looks great!!

  8. Your ten points are strong ones, Marjory. Wonderful to know the zucchini, tomatoes, and feta and artichokes compliment fish, too =) Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  9. I love everything about this dish and love that it is easy! The artichokes, zucchini and feta… yum! I am definitely going to be making this soon.

  10. This is going on my dinner menu right away, love it. Also, loved the top 10!!

  11. Love this recipe…the flavors blended together here sound delicious! Thanks!

  12. This sounds so yummy, I can hardly wait to try. I might toss a little Greek Seasoning in as well. What a great, versatile recipe, thanks for sharing on #SundaySupper!

  13. Great Top Ten List! I love feta cheese too!

  14. What an awesome combo! I can see why it’s a must every week in any home!! You had me at Feta!

  15. I am all over anything quick and easy that involves chicken and artichokes. Yum.

  16. Mom would love this for dinner if it was just her!

  17. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I hope you like it as much as we do.

  18. I wanted to try this lovely dish and was so excited as I put it together and placed it in the oven. My chicken breasts were on the thinner side. At 30 minutes the chicken was tough so I tried 15 minutes more and sacrificed the vegetables which were now mushy. There was tons of juice in the pan and I still did not have a 170 reading OR tender chicken. I then tried the dish and the chicken was unbelievably tough. We decided to forego the dinner. Do you saute the chicken before baking for only 30 minutes? Please help, I would love to give another try.

    • Hi! I’m so sorry it did not turn out. If your chicken is on the thin side, then it will take less than 30 minutes to cook. It can be hard to get a proper thermometer reading when the chicken is thin, so instead you might want to pull it out at 20-25 minutes and cut through the chicken to make sure it is not pink. If the juices run clear, then it’s done.

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