Greek Chicken Skillet

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I have had an obsession with Greek food lately.

I simply love the fresh taste, and the combination of healthy ingredients.

I also love it when a meal can be made in one skillet! {less dishes}

This one you can throw together in no time! Here’s how you do it:

Chopped garlic on a cutting board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mince 4 cloves of garlic {fresh is best, but you can always use the canned stuff}, set it aside.

Raw chicken cooking in a pan with seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, then add 1 tsp of oregano and a dash of garlic powder, pepper, plus 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel. {ahh, the freshness of lemon!}

Add your chicken, cook and stir for 4 minutes.

Olives in a plastic dish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab those yummy Greek olives {my store here has a great olive bar, or you can use canned}, chicken broth, orzo pasta, and garlic and add it to the skillet.

Chicken and olives simmering in a pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring it all to a boil, then reduce the heat. Let it simmer partially covered for 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender and the chicken is cooked through. Make sure to stir it occasionally.

A pan of food topped with spinach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, stir in the baby spinach and crumbled feta. Cover the skillet for 2-3 minutes or until the spinach wilts.

And of course {because I love it}, add more feta on top to serve!

A close up of food in a bowl, chicken, olives, spinach and cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how all the flavors combine.

The sweet from the lemon, the bitter from the olives, and the creaminess from the feta.

Delicious!

Don’t forget that you can print a copy of this recipe for yourself {at the bottom of the post near the comments button}

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Greek Chicken Skillet

The sweet from the lemon, the bitter from the olives, and the creaminess from the feta all combine for a delicious Greek style family dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 457 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 oz chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 6 ounces Greek olives, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over med. heat. Add oregano, garlic powder, lemon peel and pepper. Cook and stir just until fragrant. Add chicken. Cook and stir 4 minutes. Stir in broth, orzo, olives and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 15 min. or until pasta is tender and chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in spinach and feta. Cover; let stand 2 to 3 min. or until spinach wilts. Top with additional feta, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1225mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1687IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Chicken, Greek, olives, One skillet
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.


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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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