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One Pan Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

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This one-pan Greek Chicken Dinner with rice makes an impressive and delicious meal.

My mom loves me and the feeling is mutual, but am I the only one who sometimes feels she doesn’t measure up to her mom’s standards?

Hate it.

Love it when I have those “pulled it off” moments, though!

My one-pan Greek Chicken Dinner with rice impresses even my mom.

(Psst, your family will love this easy chicken and dumplings recipe, too!)

Although she wasn’t in a hurry to start her family, Mom told me she had always wanted to have a little girl “someday”.

When I arrived on her someday, I was her prize of a lifetime.

I was Mom’s first born, and only daughter, so you can bet she saved an entire wardrobe of my “most precious” togs to pass on to my daughter.

The ruffles, smocking, and diminutive outfits in feminine shades of pink would make any new mom swoon—except this mom didn’t.

I have three sons. There was one outfit that I could use but I almost blew it.

You can imagine the anticipation when my little ones arrived—all welcomed and all loved, but there was no one to wear the frilly pink dresses.

When my last son was born, Mom went through her beloved museum of memories and triumphantly pulled out a maroon and white jogging suit, complete with tiny matching tennis shoes.

“Look! This could be for a little guy too, don’t you think?” she asked me.

There was something about passing on her precious baby’s clothing to the next generation that seemed to really matter to Mom, so I agreed.

It looked brand new…until the second time my guy wore it.

Messy eating and a messy, exploding diaper left stains that I wouldn’t have given a second thought if Mom hadn’t wanted to take Shay’s picture wearing the outfit.

Although I teased her about saving all my clothes, Mom assured me she had given a closet full away—and “none of them were stained”, she told me, with a not-so-hidden meaning.

Thankfully, mom is good at getting rid of stains.

And I’m good at cooking to say “thank you”. More on that in a minute.

Mom still has that stash of pink baby clothes.

I think she’s holding onto them for her someday great-granddaughter.

That’s something else we have in common: I’m hoping I’ll have at least one granddaughter someday.

Meanwhile, I’m busy with three boys and their appetites, a day job, and blogging.

You’ll win appreciative comments when you make this delicious one-pan Greek Chicken Dinner with Rice recipe.

It’s approved by moms and daughters everywhere. 🙂

One Pan Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

I love the flavors of Greek chicken. It’s a favorite for me.

I knew I wanted to make an easy, authentic meal seasoned and baked to perfection that our whole family could enjoy.

It’s also a healthy meal, which makes me feel good about serving it.

This recipe won’t disappoint — my boys and mom had seconds.

Chicken One Pan Dinner

Ingredients for Greek Chicken Dinner

You’ll need chicken breasts, white wine, olive oil, lemon, chicken broth and instant brown rice.

For the homemade Green seasoning, you’ll use dried oregano, dried thyme leaves, dried basil, marjoram, dried onion, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.

You guys will seriously love this simple Greek seasoning… it’s the best!

How to Make Greek Chicken Dinner

Begin by placing the raw chicken in a small baking dish. We’re baking for the recipe, but some people prefer roasted. I’ll leave that decision to you!

Mix white wine and olive oil; pour over chicken.  Sprinkle each side with a generous coat of Greek seasoning (about 1 teaspoon per side of chicken).  Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour (or all day, the longer the better!).

Remove chicken from marinade.

How to Cook Greek Chicken

Preheat a deep pan and pour in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Place chicken breasts in hot oil.  Cook for about 4 minutes, until golden brown and sides of the chicken start to turn white. Flip chicken over and cook on the other side until golden brown.

Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the top of the chicken. Reduce heat and cover to continue cooking. Once chicken has reached an internal temp of 165, remove from pan and let set while rice cooks.

The bottom of the pan will be dark and caramelized.  Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Stir in 3 cups of rice.  Cover and simmer on medium low for 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes, turn off stove and let set for another 5 minutes.

Slice chicken breasts and place on top of rice.

You could slice the chicken breasts in half to cook quicker if you’d like as well.

Easy Greek Chicken Dinner

What to Serve with Greek Chicken

Serve with chopped spinach, diced cherry tomatoes, feta, hummus, tzatziki sauce and pitas.

I’m certain your family will love this Greek chicken dinner as much as we do!

Greek Chicken Dinner
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Greek Chicken Dinner

THIS ONE-PAN GREEK CHICKEN DINNER WITH RICE MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE AND DELICIOUS MEAL.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 380 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • Greek seasoning recipe below
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup olive oil + more for cooking
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups instant brown rice

Greek Seasoning

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried onion
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Place raw chicken in a small baking dish.
  2. Mix white wine and olive oil; pour over chicken. Sprinkle each side with a generous coat of Greek seasoning (about 1 teaspoon per side of chicken). Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour (or all day, the longer the better!).
  3. Remove chicken from marinade.
  4. Preheat a deep pan and pour in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Place chicken breasts in hot oil. Cook for about 4 minutes, until golden brown
  6. and sides of the chicken start to turn white. Flip chicken over and cook on the other side until golden brown.
  7. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the top of the chicken. Reduce heat and cover to continue cooking. Once chicken has reached an internal temp of 165, remove from pan and let set while rice cooks.
  8. The bottom of the pan will be dark and caramelized. Pour in chicken broth and
  9. bring to a boil.
  10. Stir in 3 cups of rice. Cover and simmer on medium low for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn off stove and let set for another 5 minutes.
  11. Slice chicken breasts and place on top of rice.
  12. Serve with chopped spinach, diced cherry tomatoes, feta, hummus, tzatziki sauce, pitas.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.

    1 Comment

    1. Hannah Griffin

      July 11, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      SO GOOD!

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