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One Pan Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

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This one-pan Greek Chicken and Rice makes an impressive and delicious dinner.

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 and Rice dinner impresses even my mom.

My boys shining faces and clean duds impress her, too. Thanks to Dreft, Pampers, and Meijer’s for saving the day, sponsoring this post, and providing cool gift items for our giveaway!

Dreft and Pampers

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. Noted…another time Mom was right: I should have used trustworthy Pampers instead of the cheap off-brand. Sigh. #MomLife.

Pampers Swaddlers are also the #1 choice of hospitals. The Absorb Away Liner pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s skin, plus there is a color-changing wetness indicator that tells when baby might need a change.

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.

Meijer Prize Pack

I remembered her saying she used to soak my food-stained outfits in Dreft so I got myself over to my neighborhood Meijer’s—they always have everything I need. I picked up a Dreft Pen (they didn’t have those when I was a baby…how to feel old) and Dreft Detergent.

Turns out Dreft is the #1 choice of pediatricians and it’s been trusted by moms for over 80 years. Dreft is a hypoallergenic formula that’s tough on stains but gentle on baby’s skin.

So—I put Dreft to work and tossed the dirty evidence in the washer before Mom came over with her camera. Posterity was preserved and Mom was impressed that I not only had three freshly scrubbed grandsons awaiting her arrival, I had an ordered house and dinner was almost ready—more on that in a minute.

One Pan Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

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.

Chicken One Pan Dinner

Meanwhile, I’m busy with three boys and their appetites, a day job, and blogging. And some days blogging comes with nice surprises, like this giveaway.

One of our readers can win a $100 Meijer Gift Card, Dreft Pen, Laundry Basket, Dreft Multi-Surface Cleaner Wipes, and Dryer Balls. All needful items for keeping busy moms sane!


Prize Pack

And whether you win the giveaway or not, you can still win with the #DutyCallsAtMeijer offer from now through 8/26/17 for a free 50 oz. bottle of Dreft Detergent when you buy two Pampers Super Packs.


You’ll also win appreciative comments when you make this delicious one-pan Greek Chicken and Rice recipe. It’s approved by moms and daughters everywhere. 🙂

Easy Greek Chicken Dinner

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G. The opinions and text are all mine.


One Pan Greek Chicken Dinner Recipe

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  • 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


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

and sides of the chicken start to turn white. Flip chicken over and cook on the other side until golden brown.

6. 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.

7. The bottom of the pan will be dark and caramelized.  Pour in chicken broth and

bring to a boil.

8. 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.

9. Slice chicken breasts and place on top of rice.

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


Tip: For faster cooking time, cut chicken breasts in half to make thinner filets.

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.