Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mediterranean Chicken Packets

This is the easiest chicken dish I have ever made.  The boys walked in the door and dinner was served 30 minutes later!  This dish is very flavorful, and you can add any combination of flavors you want.  I got the idea for this from Everyday FOOD by Martha Stewart.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 can diced tomatoes, drained (I used Italian flavored)
4 artichoke hearts, from a 14 oz. can, quartered
12 kalamata olives, halved and pitted
1/2 cup feta
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 T. olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Place 4 12 inch squares of parchment paper on a work surface.  Place a chicken breast on one half of each square, leaving a 2 inch border; season with salt and pepper
  2. Dividing evenly, top chicken with tomatoes, artichokes, olives, and feta.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and oil.  Fold parchment paper over ingredients, and crimp edges to seal.
  3. Place packets on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until opaque throughout, 20 to 22 minutes.

THE VERDICT: Cheap, easy, and good, what more can you ask for?  I served this with sauted spinach. This was a perfect meal for a warm spring evening.

Per Serving: 344 Calories!


Katrina said... mouth is watering. All my favorites in this dish! Can't wait to try!