How to make One Sheet Roasted Greek Salad

Loaded with Mediterranean flavors from tomatoes, olives, and capers, this easy 30-minute One Sheet Roasted Greek Salad, means quick KP too! A dinner winner!

Sometimes when I taste a new recipe I stop midbite. Then say: Wow!

Roasted Greek Chicken Salad. This is one of those recipes.

30-minute meal with herbed chicken, tomatoes, olive, and capers poured over crisp lettuce and cucumbers

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My plan was to make a quick Greek Chicken Salad. But decided to go bigger. Rather than raw tomatoes, I turned on the oven and roasted them with olives and capers in an oven-proof skillet. I like All-Clad skillets and used a 12-inch one for this recipe. You can use a baking sheet, too.

Then I went better. I set herb-rubbed chicken over the tomatoes. To reduce the cooking time, I pounded the chicken. And it worked, I had dinner on the table in about half an hour.

Then I went best. Just before serving, I piled all those cooked foods on to fresh lettuce and sliced cucumbers then sprinkled it all with feta cheese and a squirt of fresh lemon juice.

That’s when I swooned. I pronounced this as ideal cooking because it was easy, but looked like more, and it was full of flavors.

The next time I made it was for company. They gave it thumbs up. One said it was light and refreshing. One of the men did a replay of my reaction. He stopped the conversation and said, ” This is really delicious! What is it?”

A 30-minute roasted Mediterranean chicken salad

Greek Chicken Salad with roasted tomatoes and olives

He said: “I never would have put these ingredients together, but this is so good! I love the warm chicken and tomatoes with the fresh lettuce and cucumber. Cool! Usually a salad doesn’t fill me, but this one does. How did you make this?”

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30-minute Mediterranean Greek Chicken Salad recipe

Well, I cranked the oven to 450° F. In a heavy pan, I added tomatoes, olives, capers and herbs. Baked that. I pounded the chicken breast with a meat mallet into a 1/2-inch thickness. This drives the herbs in, tenderizes the meat and is the reason this dish is on the table in 30 minutes. Then I baked a little longer.

We’ve eaten this one-sheet Greek Chicken Salad again and again.

  • It’s easy. I love cooking ingredients together in one pan for a simple dinner.
  • It’s flavorful. Filled with Mediterranean flavors: Tomatoes, olives, capers, feta cheese and herbs add deliciousness.
  • It’s healthy. Lean chicken is an excellent protein source. Cherry tomatoes are packed with potassium, vitamin C, and lycopene. Lycopene, a plant compound that helps protect cells, is better absorbed from cooked tomatoes. Oil helps with absorption and olive oil has an edge over other oils.
  • With one pan, clean-up isn’t bad either!

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One-Pan Roasted Greek Salad

plate of herbed chicken with cooked tomatoes and kalamate olive over lettuce and cucumbers

Loaded with flavor, this easy to make 30-minute one-pan meal, means quick KP too! A dinner winner!

  • Author: Judy Barbe, registered dietitian
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Greek, American

Ingredients

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  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, divided
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons red or white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 fresh lemon

Instructions

  1. Chicken: Heat over to 450° F. In a zip-top bag, combine chicken, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano. Seal bag. Massage it to coat the chicken with herbs. 
  2. Cook: In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, combine tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, vinegar, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place in oven. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Then: While tomatoes are cooking, pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet until they are 1/2-inch thick. Or cut the chicken in half horizontally to make a thin cutlet. After first 15 minutes, lay chicken breasts over tomato/olive mixture. Return pan to oven and cook 15 minutes more.
  4. Salad: Layer Romaine and cucumber on dinner plates. Top with chicken, tomato/olive mixture, pan juices. Sprinkle feta and squeeze lemon juice over top.

Notes

Sub in your favorite lettuce, such as spinach or kale.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 300

Keywords: dinner salad, healthy salad, main dish salad, company dinner

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