Featuring some of the most healthful and delicious ingredients found in the Mediterranean diet, this wholesome chicken bake is a pure crowd pleaser.
3 large fresh heirloom tomatoes, diced (or 2 cans, mostly drained)
1 6-oz. bag baby spinach
1 can or jar artichoke hearts in water, drained and coarsely chopped (about 6 oz., drained weight)
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
½ cup unsulfured sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup tomato paste
2-3 Tbs. olive oil (use chicken broth or water to reduce calories)
2 large shallots, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1½ Tbs. dried oregano
½ tsp. salt, or to taste
½ tsp. fresh ground pepper, or to taste
6 medium boneless, organic skinless chicken breasts
½ cup crumbled feta cheese, optional
If you want, you can try a few different kinds of protein in this dish. It works equally well with 4 or 6 bone-in chicken breasts, as long as they aren't overly large. You can also choose to substitute 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the breasts, if you want a richer flavor. Thighs cook more quickly than breasts, so check the dish at 20 minutes for chicken doneness and plan for about 30 minutes total baking time. For a leaner option, you can also use 4-6 white fish fillets-cook using the same time guidelines as for the thighs.