Lemon-Feta Chicken Breast

Any recipe with chicken as the main ingredient and requiring less than 15 minutes of hands-on preparation is my kind of recipe.  DISCLAIMER:  this recipe does require 2 hours of marinating the chicken, 6-10 minutes of searing the chicken in a skillet, and 30 minutes baking in the oven.  To solve this what may seem like a daunting time in the kitchen, I marinated the chicken the night before (took 5 minutes) and then seared and baked the chicken the next night for dinner.  Hands down this is probably my all-time favorite chicken recipe I have made at home.  I usually am not a huge fan of feta cheese but I was scraping it out of the dish it was so delicious.  Something about the feta and lemon together made the chicken very tender and juicy and totally appetizing!  All in all this recipe was a huge hit at our house and will definitely be making monthly appearances!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 (8 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
4 tsp chopped scallions

Directions:
1.  In a bowl, mix lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.

2.  Add the chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

3.  Preheat the oven to 350.

4.  Remove the chicken from marinade and sear in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes each side. 

5.  Place chicken in a 13″ x 9″ glass baking dish.  Top each breast with 2 tbsp feta cheese and 1 tsp chopped scallions.

6.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until juices run clear. 

Try this recipe!  Expand your boring chicken recipe routines!  It is completely mouth-watering just thinking about it!  Let me know what you think!

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