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Mediterranean Chicken Packets

Grilled dinner ready in just 45 minutes! Enjoy this Mediterranean-style herbed chicken and vegetables recipe made with olives!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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.

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

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.