Greek Chicken and Tomato Pasta

Greek Chicken and Tomato Pasta

Please make this, pretty pretty please. It is am amazing chicken dinner with light but delicious flavors.
I have never cooked with kalamata olives before. Honestly, I did not even think that I liked them.
But for some reason I picked up a jar of them at the grocery store and that is how this dish was created.
I have NO CLUE about Greek flavors(sorry my friend Peter). However, I do know that oregano, olives, and feta cheese are used often. So those are the ingredients I used and it turned out soooo delish. Everyone in my family loved it. I did have to pick out the tomatoes and olives for my brats.
This dinner is all about “building the flavors” It wont be quite as tasty if you don’t take the extra time to create the layers of flavors. Didn’t read my last post about building flavors? Click HERE.

GREEK CHICKEN AND TOMATO PASTA
Serves 6
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1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

1 tsp course Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
3/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
3 cloves Garlic, minced
3 oz Kalamata Olives, pitted and sliced

14.5 oz Box Farfalle Pasta (I use Barilla Plus), Cooked to package directions
2 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
Large pinch Pepper
Large pinch Course Kosher Salt
3 1/2oz crumbled Feta Cheese


In a medium mixing bowl, mix the first 6 above ingredients together, cover and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In a large saute pan(I use a 12″), over medium high heat, saute chicken until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the pan, place in a large bowl and cover with foil to keep warm and set aside.

In the same pan,over medium heat, add the cherry tomatoes and saute until they start to burst. If the pan starts to dry out, add a bit of chicken stock or broth.
Add the garlic and olives when the tomatoes are almost done. Saute the garlic and olives for 1 more minute. Remove and place in the bowl with the chicken and set aside.

In the same skillet, over medium-high, add the 2 Tbsp of butter and 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add the cooked pasta, salt and pepper. Saute the pasta for a few minutes, until some of the noodles look crispy.
Add the chicken and tomato mixture in with the noodles along with any juice that has accumulated  Toss.
Sprinkle the feta cheese over the top and serve.

Comments

  1. 1

    I would've had mine with extra feta cheese…

  2. 2

    Leslie, there is no dish "per se" as you've presented here but we use all these ingredients. Your "greek-inspired" looks fab…Greek flag for you! ;)

  3. 3

    Hubby loves olives!! I might make this with faux chicken Les. It looks delish. I love Feta!

    xoxoxo
    the other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies
    http://leslielovesveggies.net/

  4. 4

    I LOVE Greek food and I can't wait to try this!!!! Thank you!

  5. 5

    I just want to know how you know the chicken was Greek. I mean, did the package say "Greek chicken". Have you ever bought Latino chicken, American? just teasing
    And the dish looks great!

  6. 6

    YUM! This looks delicious. Thanks!

  7. 7

    Yum! This pasta looks and sounds delicious. I have it on my list as a must try very soon. Thanks Leslie for another fab recipe.

  8. 8
    ahealthypassion.com says:

    ooh yummy this looks soo good I love olives and feta with pasta!

  9. 9

    This looks so delicious! : )

  10. 10
    Stephanie Meade Gresham says:

    I've done this sans chicken add mushrooms for my vegetarian friend, but never made it at home for the family. I'm going to try it this week. All the ingredients are in my pantry or fridge already!!

  11. 11
    vanillasugar says:

    love everything in this. and the fact that's its easy i like even better because these days I am lazzzzy bones

  12. 12

    Your plate of pasta looks so tempting, would love to have some! Thank you for sharing :)

  13. 13
    Tina at Mommy's Kitchen says:

    That look so good Leslie. My daughter loves Greek dishes, so I can't wait to try this.

  14. 14
    The Morris Family says:

    This looks so great! My dream in life is to one day visit the Mediterranean, in particular, the greek isles.

  15. 15

    oh YUM! i love greek food, i really need to try this.

  16. 16

    This looks so yummy Leslie. Since you asked us so nicely, I will have to try your dish out. I'm sure Grumpy will have something to say about me putting olives in the dish – while he loves them he tends to love them on their own- but I'll do it anyway! :)

  17. 17

    Oh mercy, mercy, mercy me!!! I will totally be making this. My mouth can't even contain itself!! You rock!

  18. 18

    This looks gorgeous, tasty, and oh so good, Leslie! Great colors but more importantly, all those Greek flavors are among my favorites!

  19. 19

    This is HANDS DOWN the best pasta I have ever made. I substituted goat cheese for feta and it was out of this world. Thanks lady!

  20. 20

    A simple & fabulous pasta :) My kids would love it!!

  21. 21

    Oh, I could eat bowlful after bowlful of this. Truly, this pasta is right up my alley.

  22. 22

    That sounds awesome! I will be making this. I am a huge fan of kalamata olives!

  23. 23

    This is brillant it may become my new found favorite love the ingredients!