- Greek Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard or 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- The zest and juice of one lemon
- Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
- 4 chicken breasts, either boneless or bone inolive oil,
I appreciate how hard my husband works. He’s smart. He’s a hard worker. He is very thoughtful. Did I forget handsome?
My hubby has been traveling a great deal the last month or so. When I found out that he was coming home for lunch today – I was happy.
I decided to surprise him by making our family’s favorite homemade pizzas — something we usually enjoy for dinner. Today I made one yummy pepperoni pizza (using turkey pepperoni which has 70% less fat) and I made one delicious Greek Style Chicken Pizza.
I’ve been taking much better care of myself. It feels great.
I decided to make four Greek style chicken breasts; two for my pizza and two for Greek salads during the week.
These chicken breasts are not only delicious, but really simple to make. I use the Greek vinaigrette I make all of the time to marinate my chicken in before roasting them off in the oven.
I love adding crumbled feta cheese to my vinaigrette or marinades. The acidity from the lemon juice and vinegar helps to break some of the feta down but there are always nice chunks of feta left.
Making the marinade:
In a large container with a lid, combine olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, basil, pepper, salt, onion powder, mustard, vinegar, parsley and feta cheese crumbles. Stir well.
Rinse your chciken under water (cleaning your sink immediately) dry the chicken off with paper towels and place in your marinade. Toss around to coat well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken on a broiler pan lined with a grate that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Place your chicken breasts on the grate and roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes until the inside is no longer pink and the juices run clear. You can also test the temperature. The proper temperature for chicken breasts should reach 165 Degrees F.
Serve whole with a side Greek salad
in a Greek salad or on a Greek style pizza