BAKED GREEK #CHICKEN & VEGGIES

This one pan meal is a great way to kick-start your healthy eating New Years Resolutions. It’s easy to make, incredibly tasty, and quick quick quick – ready in about 30 minutes! All you need is a handful of veggies, some chicken breasts, a little Mediterranean seasoning (your favorite store-bought OR my easy recipe) and some fresh lemon slices for the ultimate one pan meal. Put this one on your menu, it will not disappoint!
INGREDIENTS :
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mediterranean seasoning (see note)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped or sliced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 medium onion, chopped or sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste and about 3 teaspoons Mediterranean seasoning on both sides. (see note)
  2. Combine lemon sliced, red bell peppers, olives, onions, and capers in a bowl. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Mediterranean seasoning and stir to coat well.
  3. Arrange chicken, lemon slices, red bell peppers, olives, onions, and cappers on a large, greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 15--20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender. Top with cracked black pepper and fresh herbs (optional) and serve immediately.
NOTES :
-For the Mediterranean seasoning, you can use about 1½ tablespoons of your favorite store-bought or homemade Mediterranean seasoning, OR you can whip up your own by stiring together the following: 2 teaspoons dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon ground thyme, 1 teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
-I like to cook the chicken in a greased skillet over medium heat on the stove top for 1-2 minutes on each side. This is an optional step but I like the added color and the slightly crispier exterior on the chicken from browning in the pan this way before baking,
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