Feta-Topped Chicken

Feta-Topped Chicken

Quick, easy one-pan meal. Great for weeknight dinners. Recipe for chicken breasts marinated in balsamic vinaigrette with tomato and feta cheese on top. 

Like so many of my recipes, Feta-Topped Chicken is another of those 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 put it in a salad when we have this meal. The chicken is cooked in a balsamic vinaigrette which 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 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.

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.

Feta-Topped Chicken

Cook for about 20 minutes, turning occasionally until the chicken has cooked through.

Meanwhile, cut the tomato into slices.

Once the chicken is cooked, top each piece with two slices of tomatoes and 1/4 of the feta cheese.

Feta-Topped Chicken

Cover the pan and set the heat to low. Cook for about 5 more minutes, until the cheese starts to melt.

Feta-Topped Chicken

Recipe

Feta-Topped Chicken

Feta-Topped Chicken

Quick, easy one-pan meal. Great for weeknight dinners. Recipe for chicken breasts marinated in balsamic vinaigrette with tomato and feta cheese on top. 
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, feta cheese, tomato
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 cups balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • In large skillet, saute chicken with vinaigrette and seasonings until cooked through
  • Meanwhile, cut tomato into slices
  • Once chicken is cooked, top with two tomato slices each and 1/4 of feta cheese each
  • Cover and cook about 5 more minutes, until cheese is softened and warm
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Nutrition Facts
Feta-Topped Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 877 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 474mg20%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “Feta-Topped Chicken”

  1. Feta makes everything better! Seriously though there are several great ingredients here that will help to keep the chicken moist. It seems easy and as if it would taste delicious.

    1. I am not a huge fan of feta cheese, but my husband loves it! This chicken does stay really moist as it cooks, and I will sometimes top it with mozzarella since that’s a cheese I like!

  2. I love feta cheese. This looks like such a delicious recipe. I can not believe I never thought to put feta on chicken. This will be added to my have to try.

  3. Not only does that dish look tasty, it is also very easy to make. Since feta cheese is used in Greek cuisine, I’m tempted to say the dish originates from there.

  4. I can completely understand why your husband made sure you got this recipe, it looks amazing! Cooking the chicken in the balsamic vinaigrette sounds delicious and I love that this recipe is so quick.

  5. Holy mouth water! I love all the ingredients. My hubby however does not like tomatoes, but he’d love the rest of this. Mmmmm. Definitely going to have to make this for my family. I am putting together a book of recipes that I want to try because I feel like we always eat the same old stuff. I am going to add this in there.

  6. I’m a person who thinks that cheese makes everything better. Lol. I’ll have to make this for my husband. I think he’ll love it.

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