Mediterranean Chicken

One-pot Mediterranean chicken recipe with a delicious fresh tomato sauce. Serve with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal.

Four pieces of Mediterranean chicken in a large skillet.


Are you looking for an easy and delicious chicken dinner? Learn how simple it is to make Mediterranean chicken. A combination of lean meat, fresh vegetables, briny olives, and tangy feta cheese make this a colorful entree. Pair it with a couscous or orzo salad, grilled vegetables, and crispy potatoes.

The meat briefly marinates in a simple citrus sauce before cooking. The pieces are then pan-seared to create a flavorful crust and gently simmered in a savory tomato sauce. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare and works great for meal prep.

Chicken selection

Use boneless skinless chicken breast for a lean protein option that cooks quickly. Select pieces that are about 8 ounces in size. Any larger, and I recommend cutting them into cutlets. This prevents the chicken from drying out and will require shorter cooking times.

If you prefer dark meat, use bone-in or boneless chicken thighs, although they require more time to simmer until the internal temperature reaches 170ºF (77ºC).

Marinate the chicken

Spices, aromatics, and other marinade ingredients in a bowl.Mixing a bowl of chicken marinade for a Mediterranean dinner recipe.

Four chicken breasts marinating in a bowl.


To infuse bright, citrusy notes and rich olive oil flavor onto the meat, soak it in a Mediterranean chicken marinade. I use extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. You can also add ¼ cup of plain greek yogurt for extra tanginess.


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