Saturday, March 11, 2006

Greek Feta Chicken

Today I thought we would take a trip to Greece. Last week I found Alanna Kellogg's great website Kitchen Parade and this great recipe for Greek Feta Chicken. I wrote to her and told her it sounded great and promised to try it out and let her know what the verdict was. I liked the idea of preparing something light and easy for lunch, especially on a hectic Saturday!


Ingredients:
1 low fat yoghurt
1 clove garlic, smashed or minced
Dried oregano - I did not have dried oregano but had some frozen mixed herbs that I used
black pepper & salt
3 chicken breasts - cut in mouth sized pieces
250 g feta cheese


Method:

Whisk the first four ingredients ( yoghurt, garlic, herbs, salt & pepper) together. Place the chicken in the marination and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Place chicken on oven rack and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, then turn over. Sprinkle with feta and bake for another 5 to 8 minutes.

That was it!

Verdict:
Tom found it a tad too dry. I served this with a Potato/Vegetable Gratin which had a bit of liquid to it so it was not all that bad. Soeri, picked off the feta and ate the chicken mixed with the gratin. The next time I will maybe take the chicken out of the oven in between and coat with the marination, or maybe put the chicken with a bit of the marination into the oven to keep it moist.

2 comments :

  1. Hi Meeta - Thanks for trying the chicken! I'm wondering about the dryness -- did you put the chicken straight onto the oven rack vs on a pan on an oven rack? That would make a difference because there'd be direct heat from all directions. But the in-between marinating is a good idea so long as it's done very quickly -- you don't want to risk cross-contamination from the uncooked chicken.

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  2. Hi Alanna,

    You mentioned broiler in your recipe I used the oven. Maybe that's where the trouble was. I put in directly on the oven rack covered with aluminium foil.
    But you know what? I ate the leftovers for lunch today and added a tiny bit of milk while heating it in the microwave ... and it tasted great!
    I liked the recipe and chicken and feta is a real winner on the taste buds.

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