Greek Night!

I love Greek food almost as much as I love ice cream (ok, slight exaggeration, but you get the point). So, it was only a matter of time before I tried a Greek-inspired dish (because, let’s be honest, as an American anything with Feta must be Greek!). I was sold at the works “Chicken artichoke feta.” Yep, I’m that easy. The original recipe called for chicken thighs, but, I’m a breast girl … you know what I mean.

The recipe itself is fairly quick and simple, which was perfect for today … 9 hours at work and an hour workout after. The original recipe was from Skinny Taste. Served with whole wheat pitas, garlic and chive hummus and couscous, the whole meal was about 340 calories … a very filling 340 calories (though when your boyfriend doesn’t know if he like artichokes, it can lead to additional calories when you steal them off of his plate … which, for the record is the one pictured above and contains a smidge over 340 calories.)

Chicken with Artichoke and Feta

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
6 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese
Salt and fresh pepper

Combine artichoke hearts along with liquid and chicken and let it marinade about 20 minutes or longer. After it’s marinated, drain all liquid, add garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.

Broil on low about 6 inches from the flame for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, turn chicken and cook an additional 8-10 minutes and chicken is fully cooked. Top chicken with feta and broil an additional minute. Remove from oven and top with fresh oregano.

Makes 4 servings (one serving is half a chicken breast):
Calories: 122
Carbs: 4
Fat: 5
Protein: 15

Here is the actual serving size …