Greek Salsa Chicken

Greek Salsa Chicken topped with feta cheese, olives and tomatoes. This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes. This delicious dinner comes together in under an hour. I have sort of a love/hate relationship when it comes to chicken. I love that it is inexpensive and there are so many different recipes to make chicken incredible. On the other hand, I hate chicken because it is so easy to cook a bad piece. A dry piece of chicken will just not do! I rely on my meat thermometer to tell me when the chicken is done. If you do not have a meat thermometer, I highly suggest that you buy one. They are inexpensive and using it will always produce a juicy and delicious piece of meat. These chicken breasts are roasted in lemon juice, keeping the chicken super moist and flavorful. I usually serve it with oven roasted potatoes and a garden salad. Next time you are wondering what to make on a busy weeknight, remember this recipe…you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

Greek Salsa Chicken

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For the Salsa:

  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped oregano

For the Chicken:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (7 ounces each)
  • pepper to taste
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine feta, tomatoes, olives, parsley, lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil and oregano. Cover and chill in refrigerator.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large roasting pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with kosher salt and pepper. Sear chicken, about 1-2 minutes each side; remove from heat.
  4. Squeeze lemon wedges over chicken to coat. Place the squeezed lemon wedges around the chicken breasts. Roast until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°, about 25-30 minutes. Transfer chicken and lemons to a large platter. Top with salsa.

Source: Cuisine at Home, April 2009

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36 Responses to Greek Salsa Chicken

  1. Those humungo chunks of feta cheese look divine! What a healthful, well-rounded meal. I love side of crunchy potatoes, too. 🙂

  2. That looks delicious! I couldn’t agree more about the meat thermometer, definitely a dinner saver!

  3. Judimae says:

    Beautiful photo of a wonderful looking dish. Easy instructions and probably tastes like a million — a must try for me. Thanks!

  4. Feta, lemon, tomatoes and olives would make shoe leather taste good 🙂 Here’s hoping I never again have to eat a chicken breast the texture of shoe leather!! I need to get better about using my meat thermometer, clearly!!

  5. Nina says:

    This looks *so* delicious, I could have some for breakfast now! Those are three of my favorite flavors – feta, tomatoes and kalamata olives. You are *so* right about the thermometer. Everyone should have that as a kitchen staple!!

  6. This looks so very tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. Tes says:

    Wow this looks so amazing! Your salsa chicken looks so fresh and healthy. I need to try this soon 🙂

  8. I think I should just spend time cooking all of your recipes! You post such delicious food!

  9. Cara says:

    That looks awesome and right up my alley! This may be dinner sometime this week! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  11. Sara says:

    This meal looks so delicious – reminds me of summer, which is a good thing when it’s 30 degrees outside!

  12. I don’t like olives, but I love feta cheese, so I think I”ll try this! The potatoes look great too!

  13. Always looking for different chicken entrees! Thanks for the ideas. =) This is another that I’m filing away to try…

  14. Perfect! It doesn’t get any better than this! 🙂

  15. ezsrecipes says:

    Oh man this looks sooooo good. I love Greek flavors so this sounds perfect!

  16. UrMomCooks says:

    Pretty much olive oil, lemon and feta are a cook’s best friend! This looks wonderful-I am making it soon! Scrumptious picture!

  17. Linda Hill says:

    Another winning recipe and yet so simple. Beautiful picture!

  18. Cakewhiz says:

    Fantastic picture and this looks like a very hearty, healthy meal.

  19. Mary says:

    The ingredients you’ve used guarantee a lovely meal. This sounds and looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  20. Lucie says:

    I love recipes like this one: super simple yet fresh-tasting and really satisfying!

  21. lena says:

    this looks absolutely inviting! can i chk with you regarding crumbled feta cheese, is it the same as the normal feta cheese?..not too familiar with this though..

  22. Holly Owens says:

    Made this tonight and I thought it was great! I substituted the kalamata olives for capers because its all I had on hand and served it over angel hair because I had some left over from the night before. It was delicious, I loved all the flavors together. I will definitely make it again!

  23. Nicole says:

    I made this tonight with parmesan lemon brown rice…It was amazing! Thank you for sharing!!

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  25. thegozes says:

    I made this for dinner over the weekend and it was fantastic! The cold leftovers were even better. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Julie says:

    I love greek food and this recipe surely fulfills my cravings for it! The salsa that goes on top of the chicken is delicious!! Will definitely make this recipe again!

  27. Karen Stoud says:

    This is a great recipe! Tried it tonight and we loved it.

  28. RO says:

    I made this for dinner tonight. Yum yum! Added 1 clove minced garlic to both salsa & chicken. Next time I will cut lemon by half. Loved the fresh taste of the Greek salsa!

  29. MommyHatesDora says:

    This was simply fantastic! Being a sandwich addict, I enjoyed it even more as a pita filling 🙂 Sliced the chicken, added some lettuce & red onions – a bunch of the Greek Salsa. Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum – Delicioso!

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  32. Dawm says:

    Just made this to take to 4th July BBQ, very easy especially if you sear the chicken in a big roaster that you can just put in the oven, less mess that way. Thanks for an easy healthy recipe

  33. danielle blevins says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and my entire family LOVED it! I used only one lemon total because we are not lemon fans, I also used a clove of garlic while cooking the chicken and another clove in the salsa, will be making this again soon!

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