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Feta-Topped Chicken

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.

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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.

Feta-Topped Chicken Step by Step


  • 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
Bamboo cutting board with sliced tomato, crumbled feta cheese, a stainless steel bowl of balsamic vinaigrette, and a chef's knife next to a stainless steel bowl of seasonings and a pan with chicken breast on a wooden surface


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.

Bamboo cutting board with sliced tomato and crumbled feta next to a skillet with cooked chicken in balsamic vinaigrette on a wooden surface

Top each piece of cooked chicken with two slices of tomatoes and 1/2 of the feta cheese.

Skillet with cooked chicken in balsamic vinaigrette topped with sliced tomato and crumbled feta cheese next to a bamboo cutting board with remnants of feta cheese all on a wooden surface

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

Feta-topped chicken on a square white plate next to a salad with a fork in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)


Originally Published On: January 26, 2017

Last Updated On: July 31, 2023

Feta-topped chicken on a square white plate next to a salad with a fork in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

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
Main Dish
feta cheese
Servings: 2 servings
5 from 6 votes


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

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  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Feta-Topped Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 601 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 474mg20%
Potassium 941mg27%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 446IU9%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

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44 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.

    1. 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.

  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. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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!

  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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. We love feta and I have never done this! Totally going to try as I think it would really make chicken good!

  9. 5 stars
    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!

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