30 Minute Meals/ Main Course

CHICKEN SAGANAKI (30 MINUTE MEAL): GREEK STYLE CHICKEN IN A TOMATO & FETA SAUCE

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Ingredients

  • Serves 6:
  • 1-1 and ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion (216 grams/half pound) finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 14.5 ounces (411g) canned tomatoes, pureed (make sure they’re unsalted and no flavors added)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sugar, or more
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4-6 scallions, finely chopped

Instructions

1

​A flavorful main course that’s perfect for a busy weeknight served alongside pasta and great for entertaining. Make it for 2 or 22. Everyone will love it.

2

Preheat the broiler on high.

3

Place the chicken cubes on a tray or in a shallow bowl and season both sides with salt and black pepper.

4

Heat a 10-inch (26 cm) oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and 1/3 of the chicken cubes making sure to not crowd the pan. Sauté the chicken 1-2 minutes per side until lightly brown. Transfer onto a plate and do the same with the remaining chicken.

5

Lower the heat to medium low and cook the onions and garlic about 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden, translucent and soft.

6

Add tomatoes, water, sugar, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper and a little salt. Take care not to add too much since the feta cheese that will be added in the end will be salty.

7

Cook the sauce until it reduces and thickens.

8

Put all of the chicken into the pan, top with crumbled feta cheese and bring to a boil.

9

Transfer the pan (if it is oven proof) to the oven on the center rack and cook about 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melts, the sauce is bubbly and slightly charred.

10

Garnish with scallion slices and serve.

11

Serve with hearty, toasted bread or over pasta.

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