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Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Breasts
Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Breasts. You're going to love this recipe, because it can all be made ahead and just popped into the oven at the last minute, making it a wonderful dish for guests or for a healthy, easy dinner.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Calories: 365 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
Ingredients for the chicken:
  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 medium lemon very thinly sliced
  • 4 chicken breast halves boned, but with skin left on (You can use the whole breast with skin and bones, if desired.)
  • 2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes. I like to use one pint of red and one of yellow or orange just to make it pretty
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro divided
Ingredients for the sauce:
  • ½ cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium ripe avocado smoothly mashed
  • 1 Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix first 9 ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan. Rub each chicken breast with about 2 teaspoons of the olive oil/spice mixture. Place in heated pan, skin side down and sauté for several minutes until skin is golden brown. Remove from pan and place in a large oven-safe dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining oil mixture with the beans, tomatoes, lemon slices and ½ cup cilantro, stirring gently to coat. Add to dish with chicken, surrounding chicken, but not covering. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Roast until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with ½ cup cilantro. Serve with Greek yogurt sauce.
Directions for the Greek yogurt sauce:
  1. Combine all ingredients. If preparing ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Recipe Notes

Serves 4-6 depending on how large the chicken breasts are.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 869mg38%
Potassium 854mg24%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1005IU20%
Vitamin C 50.4mg61%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.