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.Jump to Recipe
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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
44 thoughts on “Feta-Topped Chicken”
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.
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!
Oh I have never put feta on chicken but this sounds like something I need to for sure try!
I don’t care for feta, but my husband loves when we make this dinner! It’s so easy, too!
girl i am loving feta and def delicious with chicken
I don’t like feta, but according to my husband it is the perfect combination, especially with the tomato.
I love feta and I’ve chicken right now, so this sounds perfect for dinner! Have you tried it with different cheese’s to see if you would also like it?
I have put mozzarella on mine before. I still don’t like tomatoes fresh but at least add some cheese.
YUM! This looks so good! And SO easy to make. I love easy dinners I can make for my family! 🙂
It’s such a quick and easy dinner. And only one pan so easy cleanup, too!
I’m not a huge feta fan, but this looks so good, I may have to try it out anyway.
I’m not either. I’ll sometimes put mozzarella cheese on instead which is also yummy!
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.
It works especially well with the tomato, too! And such an easy meal to make.
Ooh, yum! I love ALL these ingredients (as do my family members), and the finished dish looks so yummy!
Sounds like this is a perfect dinner for you then! And so easy to make and cleanup, which is always a bonus with those crazy school nights.
I love feta! We eat a lot of chicken due to dietary restrictions. This sounds perfect for our family.
We eat a lot of chicken because I know it’s something that my boys will (usually) eat. And there are so many different ways to prepare it.
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.
It’s very possible. I don’t know about the rest of it, but either way, wherever it comes from, it’s one that we make often at our house since it’s so quick and easy.
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.
For me, the vinaigrette is what makes this recipe so yummy. It adds so much flavor to the chicken and keeps it moist while cooking.
Not a fan of feta. I love chicken and this recipe looks very delicious. Even better it’s easy to make.
I don’t care for feta much, either. Most of the time I will melt some mozzarella cheese on my piece instead of the feta.
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.
You could easily make it without the tomatoes. I tend to make a few different versions in our house to please everyone. I prefer mozzarella cheese, and my boys won’t eat tomatoes. I cook the chicken together then customize for each of us. But, according to my husband, having both the tomato and feta cheese is the only way to eat this one!
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.
I can certainly agree with you on that! I add cheese to sooo many things!
I love feta cheese a whole lot! This looks like something that I would love to give a try.
This is such a quick and easy meal to put together, I hope you get a chance to try it out soon!
I absolutely live feta. I am thinking feta on chicken sounds fantastic. I will be following your recipie for dinner tomorrow. I am excited for dinner tomorrow!!!
I hope you enjoy your dinner! It’s such an easy meal to put together, but packs in a lot of flavor.
We love feta and I have never done this! Totally going to try as I think it would really make chicken good!
Per my husband, it’s a great combination. And it’s so easy to make, I hope you enjoy!
Feta might seriously be my favorite cheese right now. Although, sharp white cheddar always seems to sneak its way up there too! I definitely need to make this delicious recipe!
Oh I love sharp cheddar cheese! Both white and yellow, doesn’t matter, they are both delicious!
I can imagine how delicious the combination of feta and chicken is, yum!!!!
Not to mention how easy this is to make for a quick dinner, too!
I have never applied Feta cheese but it sounds delicious. I will have to try it, I’m sure I’ll love it thanks for the inspiration.
Feta works so well since it’s already crumbly and melts easily onto the chicken.
I’m not too keen on feta – but this recipe looks nice and easy with not too many ingredients which is great!
I am not a big feta cheese person either. I often top mine with mozzarella and it’s good that way, too.
This looks amazing! I don’t know if there is feta in Japan, but I want to try to find feta so I can make it.
You could probably use any soft cheese. Blue cheese is also crumbly like feta if you can find that there.