Baked Feta Chicken & Broccoli with Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

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Baked Feta Chicken with Broccoli Red Pepper and Goat Cheese on a plate

You know what my favorite aisle in the grocery store is? Nope, not cookies (that’s my 2nd favorite). The Specialty Cheese aisle. Do I ever buy anything in the specialty cheese aisle? Umm…not really. Unless of course they have something there on manager’s special or on a really good weekly special! This week it was feta cheese. It seems no one else is springing for the high priced stuff so there was a box or two on Manager’s Special and I was so excited. I’m not sure what it says about my life when I get excited over old cheese, but whatever, I’m going with it.


So anyway, I’m on a cheese binge this week. I have some goat cheese I splurged on at the farmer’s market and I made the broccoli dish with it. This broccoli dish might be the best reason to eat broccoli ever! I have scored a couple bottles of roasted red bell peppers and kalamata olives in the discontinued item bin at the store and I am putting them to good use.
The feta chicken is totally awesome too! I mean who doesn’t love cheese on their chicken?!

Baked Feta Chicken on foil

Baked Feta Chicken

Easy and elegant chicken recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: dinner, entree
Cuisine: american
Keyword: chicken, feta
Servings: 4
Calories: 518kcal
Author: jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs of quartered chicken I just used breasts, but feel free to use legs and thighs
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 t. dried oregano
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 2 T butter cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. Coat chicken with oil and arrange skin side up on a roasting pan. Sprinkle chicken with lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Top each piece with a piece of butter.
  • Cook chicken until just done (165 degrees), about 30 minutes for breasts and 40 minutes for leg quarters. Remove from oven, and top chicken pieces with feta. Press the cheese into chicken to make sure it stays and then baste the chicken with any pan juices.
  • Heat the broiler. Broil the chicken until the cheese is melted and golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 552IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
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Broccoli and Red Peppers with Goat Cheese

Broccoli with Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

Easy and delicious side dish!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: side dish
Cuisine: american
Keyword: broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 164kcal
Author: jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 t. dried marjoram
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 ounces goat cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add garlic and broccoli and saute for 10 minutes or until broccoli is crisp tender.
  • Stir in peppers, olives, marjoram, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Heat through.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1406mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 962IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
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This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. Have you ever heard of Telemea, feta is in the same class? I am a little prejudice since I live in Bucharest about 6 months of the year.
    Here is another site.

    Where is Georgia is that 3rd World Country. LMAO

  2. Bucharest sounds lovely, and if you have access to a fantastic cheese by all means use it. In an effort to keep this a budget friendly meal I opted to use feta.

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jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.