Easy Mediterranean Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Nov. 14, 2023
Everyone I know loves this special chicken recipe. I changed a few things to make it healthier, but it tastes just as good. — Kara Zilis, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 12 pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil on each side. Stir in the tomatoes, water, oregano and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in rice and green beans. Return to a boil. Cover and simmer until a thermometer reads 165° and rice is tender, 8-10 minutes longer. Stir in olives; sprinkle with cheese.
Mediterranean Chicken Tips

How can you make this Mediterranean chicken recipe your own?

To make this Mediterranean chicken recipe your own, substitute ingredients or seasonings you love. Use fresh tomatoes and minced garlic instead of canned, and add any fresh vegetable instead of frozen green beans. We suggest chopped asparagus, fresh green beans, or even broccoli florets. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice at the end for some brightness and flavor! You can also try baking your Mediterranean chicken.

What can you serve with Mediterranean chicken?

Serve Mediterranean chicken with a whole grain bread, more fresh vegetables, or a flavorful salad. This Mediterranean-inspired recipe already has meat, veggies, and some grains, so anything else is an added bonus!

How should you store leftover Mediterranean chicken?

Store any leftover Mediterranean chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Your cooked chicken lasts in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Associate Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 417 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.