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Light Greek Chicken Casserole January 9, 2010

Filed under: casserole,one dish,poultry — frappqueen @ 11:21 pm
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After all that effort making crème brûlée, I did not want to work too hard for my dinner too! I had some chicken defrosting in the fridge, so I decided tonight to make one of our favorite easy yet healthy dinners: Greek Chicken Casserole.

This one is light and delicious! It also only takes about 5 minutes prep time, and the rest is done in the oven! What can be easier than that?

delicious chicken!

Light Greek Chicken Casserole

package of chicken breasts

can of diced tomatoes

one onion, sliced (I prefer red onion for this, but today they looked gross in the store so I used a sweet onion)

One zucchini, sliced

tablespoon or two of oregano

salt and pepper to taste

sprinkle of garlic powder

low-fat feta cheese

1 c. orzo

Method:

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Slightly lower if your oven is not crazy like mine.

Rinse chicken and pat dry. Salt and pepper to taste and add oregano. Place in 8×8 baking dish. layer tomatoes (including the water in the can), zucchini and onion over the top of the chicken. salt and pepper some more and sprinkle some garlic powder over the top. Cover with foil and pop in the oven! Let chicken cook for about a half hour, until the liquid is bubbling and chicken is cooked through.

Take chicken out of oven and remove foil. Top with crumbled feta cheese. Switch your oven to broil and put the dish back in, uncovered. Keep an eye on the dish and broil until the cheese just starts to brown, about five minutes. Do NOT walk away, it can go quick!! Remove and let cool for five minutes before serving. We like ours over some orzo pasta, but you can eat it over rice or alongside potatoes, whatever floats your boat!

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4 Responses to “Light Greek Chicken Casserole”

  1. Jill Says:

    Hi Karen!
    I’m enjoying your new blog! I was wondering if you had a suggestion of another veggie to put in this besides zucchini. Neither myself or my boyfriend are zucchini fans, unless in bread form. I think I may try this soon though!

    • frappqueen Says:

      thanks! I’ve actually made it without zucchini entirely as its sometimes out of season or the store doesnt have them. You could substitute a pepper maybe? Or just go without!

  2. Jill Says:

    this was dinner tonight and i’m really enjoying it! i went with half a green pepper but could have done the whole thing. i also tried the orzo, which i’ve never had before. the thyme and feta are such great flavors together!


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