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Greek Feta Chicken

Per Serving

Greek Feta Chicken

Makes: 4
Serving Size: 1 breast, 1/2 cup orzo
Calories 290
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 4 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Protein 29 g
Choices: Starch 1, Vegetable 1, Lean meat 3, Fat 1
  • Makes: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 breast, 1/2 cup orzo
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


4 oz. uncooked orzo
4 (4 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp. ground oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 small red pepper, sliced into strips
1 small green pepper, sliced into strips
2 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1oz.crumbled feta cheese


  1. Cook the orzo according to package directions (but without added salt or fat). While the orzo cooks, sprinkle the chicken breasts with oregano, salt, pepper, and ground red pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tsp. of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook on both sides for about 4 to 5 minutes until no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  3. Drain orzo and keep warm.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add remaining oil. Saute the peppers for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Add the lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Add back the chicken breasts to the skillet. Top with feta cheese, cover, and cook 1 minute until cheese slightly melts. Serve over cooked orzo.

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