Chicken Feta Casserole

 A simple combination of tomatoes, garlic, chicken, feta, and spices makes for a terrific meal. Served over rice or pasta, this Chicken Feta Casserole is full of flavor and a family favorite!Chicken Feta Casserole | A fabulous casserole chock full of tomatoes, garlic, feta and herbs!

Chicken Feta Casserole

I have three go-to recipes when I have feta in the fridge.  One is a Greek salad, another is  chicken kebabs, and third is this chicken feta casserole.  If you are a garlic fan, you’ll love the spicy aroma of your kitchen while this is baking in the oven. It makes my mouth water every time.  I shared this with some friends last week, and one loved it so much she made it first as written and then with shrimp the next night. I hope you’ll find it just as enticing.Chicken Feta Casserole | A fabulous casserole chock full of tomatoes, garlic, feta and herbs!

Easy Peasy

I meet up with a fun group of moms a few times a year. When our boys were in elementary school, we’d get together to play euchre, but it morphed into dinner out as they graduated high school and now college. One night we exchanged easy dinner recipes. I handed out my pasta with a quick sausage sauce and took home a stack of recipe cards which included this marvelous dish. There are a few pans involved and some chopping and simmering, but nothing complicated. Garlic, dried oregano and fresh basil amp up the tomato sauce while some red pepper flakes give the chicken some zing. Crumbled feta provides a creamy richness along with a subtle saltiness. All these flavors marry to make one amazing entree. I’ve served on both rice and pasta,  to rave reviews. Use whatever your family prefers. I know they’ll love this chicken feta casserole!Chicken Feta Casserole | A fabulous casserole chock full of tomatoes, garlic, feta and herbs!

Chicken Feta Casserole

Serves 6 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

A delicious, flavorful recipe that will make your menu roster over and over again!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups peeled cubed tomatoes (drained canned is fine)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips

Instructions

  1. Heat ¼ cup of olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 min or less. Add white wine, basil, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper if desired (remember the feta can be very salty). Simmer another 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Heat another ¼ cup of olive oil in a skillet. Add the chicken and sprinkle with red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Cook 5-10 minutes, until chicken is lightly browned.
  3. Spray a large casserole dish with Pam. Add chicken and juices. Top with feta, then cover with tomato sauce. Bake at 400º for 10-20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice (or pasta).

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Recipe Notes

Adapted from my friend, Beth.
Try with shrimp instead of chicken to shake things up!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 604kcal Calories from fat 283
% Daily Value
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 1037mg 43%
Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 66g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Chicken Feta Casserole | A fabulous casserole chock full of tomatoes, garlic, feta and herbs!

 

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Comments

  1. A very satisfying meal looks great nice photo’s too!

  2. very nice!

  3. This sounds like a really tasty feta recipe. Great post!

  4. The herbs added in must have brought out a fantastic flavor into the recipe.

  5. This reminds me that it’s been a while since I used feta in anything! As soon as we get settled this will definitely be added to the recipe box! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Angie's Recipes says:

    I could easily imagine how delicious your chicken casserole with feta would have tasted!

  7. I am a big garlic fan and so is my guy. This looks like a perfect recipe to make for dinner. I can’t wait to give this a try. The feta sounds amazing with this. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. Yum…feta and chicken are on my shopping list every week, so I see this recipe in my future very soon!!

  9. ButterYum says:

    Ooh, with shrimp is a good idea. I have a big container of feta in the fridge as we speak. Thanks for sharing a couple new ideas to use it up.

  10. I will definitely try this soon!

  11. Sounds and looks fabulous Lizzy!

  12. Simple and delicious…perfect after a long day!

  13. That looks hearty and delicious.

  14. The Country Cook says:

    And I do love garlic. Love that you served it with orecchiette pasta. That looks so delicious Lizzy. I can see why this is your go-to pasta. I love to have dishes like this where I can make a lot of it and then have it for lunch for a few days after to take to work!

  15. Yum! 🙂

  16. This one is a keeper-yum! Your suggestion of using shrimp instead of chicken does sound good. Glad you posted this one. Have a great day.

  17. Barb Taylor says:

    I have done this with shrimp and it is delicious! Also, putting spinach in the bottom of your bowl, then 1/2 the amount of pasta, ending with the tomato and chicken/shrimp…meal in one!

  18. Lovely recipe….something new for me to try 🙂

  19. Great idea, Barb! Thanks everyone!!! Hope you give it a try~

  20. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker says:

    Yes I love garlic! And this looks like such a deliciously easy recipe. Will try it!

  21. Three-Cookies says:

    I haven’t eaten feta in a very long time – thanks for the gentle reminder!

  22. Sue/the view from great island says:

    This looks great, it’s very similar to a Greek shrimp and feta casserole I make, and you’re right, the flavors are so pronounced. I like the way feta holds up when it’s baked, too. Great idea to serve it over pasta!

  23. Wow – have never used feta in a casserole – this is calling to me. And I shall answer.

  24. Delicious dear Lizzy like all your nice recipes, gloria

  25. You just reminded me to buy feta. I keep forgetting.

    Is there something other than cheese, I could use for this to give it that balance?

  26. Great use for feta!

  27. Ohhh.. I love anything with Feta. I was just chatting away about feta yesterday, probably boring the pants off my lunch date. Love that I have a new recipe that is anything BUT boring. 🙂

  28. This looks great. Isn’t it terrific having those go-go recipes?

  29. Elisabeth says:

    Lizzy-I always have feta in my fridge, chicken, and pasta, and of course fresh, or canned tomatoes.
    As far as I’m concerned, in my kitchen these are staple items…so how come I didn’t know about this delicious casserole dish before?
    Thanks for the great recipe…Yumm!
    xoxo

  30. Another great pasta dish! I have an award for you, if you want to stop by my blog.

  31. I love casseroles and absolutely love feta so this is a definite winner for me!

  32. Lulu's Sweet Secrets says:

    Delicious recipe! I will definitely try this soon!

  33. Bookcase foodie…good question! I think I’d saute up a diced yellow onion to add another element..well seasoned to compensate for the loss of the salty cheese. It won’t be the same, but still tasty. My friend Barb mentioned putting spinach on the bottom…that idea piqued my interest, too 🙂

    Thanks, everyone, for the wonderful comments~

  34. This is a great dish! I also like the comment you had regarding adding onions… I’m all about Greek Salads – feta is a favorite.

  35. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I always have feta in the fridge and I’ll be making this one, it sounds right up my (and my husband’s) alley!

  36. I am a garlic fan and I adore feta! I haven’t had any feta in a while, so this recipe looks like the perfect excuse to go buy some…

  37. This sounds wonderful and I am always in possession of delicious feta cheese here in the middle east. I am always looking for wonderful things to do with it. Cant wait to try this!

  38. Anything with feta I needed to be signed up for. This looks amazing, thank you for sharing it and have a great weekend!

  39. Mmm, garlic and feta! This casserole looks fabulous!!

  40. Dawnie @ The Coach's Wife's Kitchen says:

    Oh yum this sounds really good.

  41. Love feta but rarely cook with it. I suspect this might become a ‘go to’ recipe in my house too Lizzy.

  42. Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny says:

    This looks incredible Lizzy, what a great dish!! 🙂

  43. Feeling Food says:

    I love the way you write – “three go to recipes” lovely recipe and I’m a huge fan of garlic and chicken. Look forward to trying it!

  44. Feta, chicken, and pasta – perfect!

  45. Love the feta and the tomato mix. Never thought of using Feta for chicken kebabs. Interesting idea.

  46. sounds healthy and looks delicious

  47. Anonymous says:

    Stop already 🙂 Between you and MomChef and Dennis I now have four must makes for this week – and two of them are yours. Doesn’t give me much room for anything from a magazine or cookbook… Oh, well, it’s a good problem to have – too many good dinner ideas and not enough time. kate@kateiscooking

  48. 5 Star Foodie says:

    This casserole with feta sounds excellent, super delicious!

  49. Another tasty recipe, Thanks Lizzy!

    Agree w/Ann, feta + Greek salad, YUM!

  50. It’s what’s for dinner! and it’s soooooo good! Thanks!

  51. So glad you enjoyed, Amy! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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