Loaded with flavor, this easy to make 30-minute One Sheet Roasted Greek Salad, means quick KP too! A dinner winner!
Sometimes when I taste a new recipe I stop midbite. Then say: Wow!
Roasted Greek Chicken Salad. This is one of those recipes.
Bigger, Better, Best. Greek Chicken Salad.
My plan was to make a quick Greek Chicken Salad. But decided to go bigger. Rather than raw tomatoes, I turned on the oven and roasted them with olives and capers in an oven-proof skillet. I like All-Clad skillets and used a 12-inch one for this recipe. You can use a baking sheet too.
Then I went better. I set herb-rubbed chicken over the tomatoes. To reduce the cooking time, I pounded the chicken. And it worked, I had dinner on the table in about half an hour.
Then I went best. Just before serving, I piled all those cooked foods on to fresh lettuce and sliced cucumbers then sprinkled it all with feta cheese and a squirt of fresh lemon juice.
That’s when I swooned. I pronounced this as ideal cooking because it was easy, but looked like more, and it was full of flavors.
The next time I made it was for company. They gave it thumbs up. One said it was light and refreshing. One of the men did a replay of my reaction. He stopped the conversation and said, ” This is really delicious! What is it?”
A roasted Greek salad.
He said: “I never would have put these ingredients together, but this is so good! I love the warm chicken and tomatoes with the fresh lettuce and cucumber. Cool! Usually a salad doesn’t fill me, but this one does. How did you make this?”
Roasted Greek Chicken Salad recipe
Well, I cranked the oven to 450° F. In a heavy pan, I added tomatoes, olives, capers and herbs. Baked that. I pounded the chicken breast with a meat mallet into a 1/2-inch thickness. This drives the herbs in, tenderizes the meat and is the reason this dish is on the table in 30 minutes. Then I baked a little longer.
One-sheet meals make busy weeknights a bit more manageable. The Recipe Redux healthy food blogger challenge was a healthy take on a sheet pan meal. √
We’ve eaten this one-sheet Greek Chicken Salad several times since.
- It’s easy. I love cooking ingredients together in one pan for a simple dinner.
- It’s flavorful. Tomatoes, olives, capers, feta cheese and herbs add deliciousness.
- It’s healthy. Lean chicken is an excellent protein source. Cherry tomatoes are packed with potassium, vitamin C, and lycopene. Lycopene, a plant compound that helps protect cells, is better absorbed from cooked tomatoes. Oil helps with absorption and olive oil has an edge over other oils.
- With one pan, clean-up isn’t bad either!
Let me know what you think of the recipe. Here’s another one-pan recipe Peanut Asian Rice Bowl.
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One-Pan Roasted Greek Salad
Loaded with flavor, this easy to make 30-minute one-pan meal, means quick KP too! A dinner winner!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Greek, American
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried basil, divided
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 2 tablespoons red or white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 3 tablespoons Feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 fresh lemon
- Chicken: Heat over to 450° F. In a zip-top bag, combine chicken, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano. Seal bag. Massage it to coat the chicken with herbs. Pound with meat mallet until 1/2-inch thick.
- Cook: In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, combine cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, vinegar, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place in oven. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Then: While tomatoes are cooking, pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet until they are 1/2-inch thick. After first 15 minutes, lay chicken breasts over tomato/olive mixture. Return pan to oven and cook 15 minutes more.
- Salad: Layer Romaine and cucumber on dinner plates. Top with chicken, tomato/olive mixture, pan juices. Sprinkle feta and squeeze lemon juice over top.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 300
Keywords: dinner salad, healthy salad
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