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Mediterranean Chicken Packets

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Grilled dinner ready in just 45 minutes! Enjoy this Mediterranean-style herbed chicken and vegetables recipe made with olives!

Ingredients

1
package (4 oz) crumbled basil-and-tomato feta cheese*
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
4
roma (plum) tomatoes, each cut into 3 slices
1
small red onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
20
pitted Kalamata olives

Steps

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. In small bowl, mix cheese, lemon peel and oregano.
  • 2 Cut four 18x12-inch sheets of heavy-duty foil. Place 1 chicken breast, 3 tomato slices, 1/4 cup onion and 5 olives on one side of each sheet of foil. Spoon one-fourth of cheese mixture over chicken and vegetables on each sheet.
  • 3 Fold foil over chicken and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 4 Cover and grill packets over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°). Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil.
  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. In small bowl, mix cheese, lemon peel and oregano.
  • 2 Cut four 18x12-inch sheets of heavy-duty foil. Place 1 chicken breast, 3 tomato slices, 1/4 cup onion and 5 olives on one side of each sheet of foil. Spoon one-fourth of cheese mixture over chicken and vegetables on each sheet.
  • 3 Fold foil over chicken and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 4 Cover and grill packets over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°). Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil.

Expert Tips

*1 package (4 oz) regular crumbled feta cheese can be substituted for the flavored feta cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
560mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
31g
31%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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