Mediterranean Chicken

11 Feb


4 chicken breasts (thawed)
1 small red onion
2 T lemon zest
1 lemon
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried basil
4 roma tomatoes
20 pitted kalamata olives
Olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl mix together lemon zest, dried oregano & basil. Tear off four pieces of aluminum foil. Place a thawed chicken in the middle of the foil. Slice tomatoes into thick pieces and place 3 on top of the chicken. Take 5 olives and place on chicken, as well as 1/4 cup sliced onion. Spoon 1/4 of lemon zest mixture onto chicken and vegetables. Drizzle olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste on top. Fold up all sides of the foil. Repeat for each piece of chicken. Place all 4 foil packets onto a baking sheet and cook for 35-40 minutes.


*I wasn’t so precise with my measuring of the lemon zest mixture so do how ever much you want and whatever looks right ( I zested a whole lemon). With the tomatoes and olives, put however many of those you want (I used black olives instead of kalamata just f.y.i. spencer isn’t a fan and it was still good!). Also with this “original” recipe, the lemon zest mixture includes one 4 oz. package of feta cheese mixed into it as well. ^Hence why it looks like big pieces of delicious feta on the chicken in the picture^. Since we aren’t having cheese at the moment I left it out. But for those of you whose cheese deprivation is going to end and you want to maybe make this in the future, git that stuff on top!


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