Feta-Topped Chicken is a great easy one-pan meal made with chicken breasts marinated in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with tomato and feta cheese.
Like so many of my recipes, Feta-Topped Chicken is another that I don’t remember where it came from. I know my aunt used to make it when I lived with her. And when Justin started eating dinner there with us, he told me I need to make sure to get this recipe from her.
Personally, I don’t really care for feta cheese or tomatoes, so I just eat this chicken plain. Or I put it in a salad when we have this meal. The chicken is cooked in balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It adds a lot of flavor to the meat. When I put it in a salad, I use the same dressing for the salad. But, the chicken has so much flavor, it’s good just on its own.
Feta-Topped chicken is a really easy meal to make. And it doesn’t make much of a mess since it’s cooked in one pan. At most, this recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
We’ve made a few recipes using the balsamic vinaigrette to marinate chicken. After knowing how this tasted, I used it for a base to make Easy Chicken Corden Bleu. Just make sure you get the dressing, not the actual vinegar. We made that mistake the first time, and it wasn’t great. The vinegar was too strong. And it costs a lot more. If you use that, I would use just a very small amount to flavor the chicken.
Step by Step
Pour the balsamic vinaigrette dressing into a large skillet and set it over medium heat. Place the chicken in the pan and sprinkle it with the Italian seasoning and pepper. Cook for about 20 minutes, turning occasionally until the chicken has cooked through.
Top each piece of cooked chicken with two slices of tomatoes and 1/2 of the feta cheese.
Cover the pan and set the heat to low. Cook for about 5 more minutes, until the cheese starts to melt.
Originally Published On: January 26, 2017
Last Updated On: January 8, 2020
- 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tomato (sliced)
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- In a large skillet, saute the chicken with the vinaigrette and seasonings until cooked through
- Once the chicken is cooked, top with two tomato slices each and 1/2 of the feta cheese
- Cover and cook about 5 more minutes, until the cheese is softened and warm