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Easy Mediterranean Chicken Recipe
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Easy Mediterranean Chicken Recipe

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“Friends and family love this. I made it healthier, but it tastes just as good.” Kara Zilis - Oak Forest, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice
  • 12 pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup rice mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese equals 394 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 724 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 2 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil on each side. Stir in the tomatoes, green beans, water, oregano and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in rice. Return to a boil. Cover and simmer 8-10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170° and rice is tender. Stir in olives; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Chicken in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p58

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"Made this last night. I decreased the rice to 1 1/3 cup and we used crushed tomatoes, but it was great and we're going to make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"This was really easy and delicious . The only thing I changed was I used a can of chicken broth instead of the water. I will definitely make this again"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"Glad I found this. It really hit the spot. I'm trying out the mediterranean diet and this will definitely be a keeper. Thank you for the submission."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"Our whole family loved this dish and it was super easy to prepare."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I used a can of mixed veggies instead of green beans. It needs a little kick for taste..we just cant put our finger on what yet though, but it was pretty good"

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