Recipe: Greek Style Baked Chicken Breasts

Greek Style Baked Chicken Breasts, Courtesy:
Greek Style Baked Chicken Breasts, Courtesy:

This Atkins chicken recipe is fresh and tasty. The lemons, feta cheese and kalamata olives lend a Greek twist to the same old chicken. Experiment with different kinds of olives and cheeses to make it your own.

4 medium lemons, thinly sliced
4 bone is chicken breast halves with skin on (about 3 pound total)
8 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1 Tsp. pepper
1 Tsp. chopped fresh mint
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
10 pitted kalamata olives, halved
4 oz. crumbled Feta cheese (about ¾ cup)


  1. Arrange rack in center of oven. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Layer lemon slices on the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish; set aside.
  3. Press 2 garlic cloves through a garlic press.
  4. Gently run your fingers between chicken breast and the skin to loosen skin. Lift the skin from 1 breast and rub garlic between skin and breast. Repeat process with remaining chicken breasts and garlic cloves.
  5. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over chicken breasts.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub into skin.
  7. Place chicken breasts over the lemon slices in prepared pan.
  8. Combine mint and oregano in a small bowl; evenly sprinkle over chicken breasts.
  9. Sprinkle olives over chicken breasts.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, until juices run clear when chicken is pricked with a fork.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta. Bake 5 minutes more.
  12. Serve with pan juices.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • To ensure that chicken remains most, consider adding ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth to the baking dish.
  • I decreased the number of olives the second time I made this recipe because 10 olives resulted in too strong a flavor for me.

Yield: 4 servings

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