Greek-Style Chicken and Roasted Potatoes, Low Calorie and Bursting with Flavor

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If you’re looking for a fabulous tasting dish that makes a wonderful presentation, this recipe is for you.  So many different taste sensations melded together to create this Greek flavored dinner. It’s chock full of healthy ingredients thanks to using lean chicken breasts, nutritious Greek salad salsa, tossing in a tasty reduced-fat salad dressing and topping with fat-free feta cheese. Easy serving, 288 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  The regular recipe uses all full fat ingredients and much more cheese, olives, chicken and dressing.  It contains 670 calories and 49 grams of fat. You won’t miss a thing with my skinny recipe.  It’s really delicious and very satisfying!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients for Roasted Potatoes:

1 pound (1 mesh bag) teeny tiny potatoes (whole) or red potatoes cut in fours, see shopping tip

¾ tablespoon olive oil

Salt and fresh ground pepper

Ingredients to Marinate Chicken:

1½ pounds chicken breast tenders, boneless, skinless

2 fresh lemons

Salt and fresh ground pepper

Ingredients for Greek Salad Salsa:

2 cups grape or sugar plum tomatoes

1½ cup cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 orange or yellow bell pepper, trimmed and chopped

½ cup scallions, chopped, use white and green part

⅓ cup Ken’s Lite Caesar Dressing or Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette, see shopping tip

2 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

Ingredients for Topping:

⅓ cup fat-free feta cheese, see shopping tip

8 Kalamata olives, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. To roast the potatoes-Place potatoes on a baking sheet.  Drizzle olive oil all over potatoes and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes until soft and browned.  Remove from oven, cover with foil to keep warm and set aside.

3. While potatoes are roasting, place chicken tenders in a bowl.  Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons all over the chicken.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes and up to 2 hours.

4. To make the Greek salad salsa-Place all salsa ingredients in a bowl and toss with dressing, lemon juice and oregano.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5. To cook chicken: In a large nonstick pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil.  Add chicken and cook about 3 minutes on each side over medium-high heat until completely cook through.

6. To serve: Add the chicken to a large serving plate.  Place the roasted potatoes all around.  Top with Greek salad salsa.  Sprinkle all over the top with feta cheese and olives.

7. If you don’t plan to serve this dish all at once, only toss in dressing the portion you’ll use and store the leftovers separately in the refrigerator.  Toss the remaining Greek salsa when ready to serve the next day. Left-overs are yummy to pack for lunch!

Makes 5 servings (each serving about 2½ cups)

Shopping Tips

I found a mesh bag of teeny tiny potatoes at Trader Joe’s.  Look for them at your supermarket or use small new potatoes (red potatoes) un-peeled and cut into four’s.

Fat-free feta cheese is sold in most supermarkets either in the cheese aisle or deli’s gourmet cheese section. Trader Joe’s also sells this cheese.

Ken’s Lite Caesar Dressing and Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette can be found in the salad dressing aisle of most supermarkets.

Weight Watchers
(old points) 6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

Skinny Facts: for 1 serving (each serving about 2½ cups)
288 calories, 6g fat, 32g protein, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 614mg sodium, 5g sugar
Fat Facts: for 1 serving
670 calories, 49g fat, 43g protein, 42g carbs, 3g fiber, 1094mg sodium,

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99 Responses to “Greek-Style Chicken and Roasted Potatoes, Low Calorie and Bursting with Flavor”

  1. Mary Says:

    This looks gorgeous. I’ll wager it tastes at least as good as it looks. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Mary…Enjoy!

  3. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen Says:

    You had me at Greek and the low cal was just an added bonus!! Thanks so much for sharing this on my linky. Hope to see you next week!!

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  5. admin Says:

    So sweet…Thanks Bobbi!

  6. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen Says:

    Love finding new low-cal dinner ideas! This looks amazing! I would be honored to have you share this at Mom’s Test Meal Mondays.

    Hope you had a wonderful day!

  7. admin Says:

    That’s so nice of you Jaime! I just shared this recipe on your, Mom’s Test Meal Mondays.
    Thanks for the invite.

  8. Diane Balch Says:

    This is a really healthy and flavorful said. I would really love it if you would share it on foodie friday today.

  9. admin Says:

    Thanks for the invite Diane! I just share it on your foodie friday. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. admin Says:

    Loretta, thanks for sharing my recipe!

  12. Katie Says:

    I made this last night for my husband and I – AMAZING. After being stuck in a bit of a cold weather, albeit healthy, foods rut (meatloaf, meatballs, casseroles, etc.) this was just the bright, vibrant meal that we needed. Thank you!!!

  13. admin Says:

    Katie, thanks sao0 much for the wonderful feedback. I’m so happy my skinny recipe hit the spot for you and your husband!

  14. Mary Gies Says:

    How much makes up one serving? Can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks!

  15. Kerry Says:

    If it’s possible, this tastes better than it looks, and it looks absolutely divine. This became love at first bite for us, and it’s in our regular rotation. Thank you for sharing.

  16. admin Says:

    Wow what a fabulous review Kerry! I’m so happy you love this recipe. Thanks so much for letting me know!

  17. admin Says:

    Actually Mary, one serving is about 2 ½ cups. I just added this information to the recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

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  19. admin Says:

    Thanks for your honest review. I’m sorry to hear that it wasn’t a “wow” recipe for you.

  20. Sheila Says:

    I’m kind of in love with you now. So far, I’ve tried five of your recipes–the Cajun chicken linguine, the Thai chicken, the skinny meatloaf, the skinny mashed potatoes, and now this. And they’ve all been fantastic! My husband and I have raved each time, “how can this be low calorie?” but this one was our favorite. Hubs licked his plate after. Even when I’m no longer dieting, this will be a recipe we make often. Thank you, thank you! (And just for anyone who tries this in the future, I marinated the chicken for a couple of hours and we used the Ken’s Lite Caesar–it was perfect.)

  21. admin Says:

    Thank you so much Sheila. I’m so very happy you and your husband are enjoying so many of my skinny recipes. And you know they are all low in calories and fat since you’ve made them yourself!

    This recipe is one of my favorites, too. Great idea to marinate the chicken for a couple of hours.

    Thanks again for your wonderful feedback!
    Wishing you all the best.

  22. Kat Says:

    This is the first Skinny Kitchen recipe I have tried and it was a winner. I am in Weight Watchers and find some of their recipes bland. This definitely makes adopting healthier food into my lifestyle a joy instead of an exercise in deprivation. Thanks. Dinner tonight was delicious!

  23. admin Says:

    That’s so great Kat! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for joining me on Skinny Kitchen…Have fun cooking!

  24. Linda Says:

    I made this last night for the first time. I was AMAZING!!!! Can’t believe it is so low in calories and fat. It will become a staple meal in my house! Thank you!

  25. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Linda. I’m so happy you enjoy this recipe!

  26. Linda Says:

    Meant to say ‘It’ was AMAZING! Not ‘I’ was AMAZING!! :-)

  27. admin Says:

    I bet you are amazing Linda!

  28. Carla Says:

    I make greek food all the time, but love this version of it. The only thing I changed was adding lots of garlic, oregano and dill to the chicken marinade (and allowing it to marinade for 2+ hrs). I also added lemon and oregano to the potatoes. Thanks so much for the recipe…loved it!!!

  29. admin Says:

    Carla, thanks so much for sharing this feedback. All of your additions sound yummy. I’m thrilled you enjoyed this recipe!
    With best wishes,

  30. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen Says:

    This dish looks and sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it on Manic Monday :)

  31. admin Says:

    My pleasure Bobbi…Thanks so much for hosting Manic Monday. I always look forward to sharing there!

  32. admin Says:

    Thanks Bobbi!

  33. Jeni Says:

    This looks really good!!

  34. Heather @ourcultivatedlife Says:

    This looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  35. admin Says:

    Thanks Heather…Thanks so much for hosting your link party!

  36. admin Says:

    Thanks Jeni..Enjoy!!!

  37. Mag Says:

    Delicious!! Had this for dinner tonight and my husband and I loved it!! Thanks again for another great recipe!

  38. admin Says:

    Mag I’m so delighted you and your husband enjoyed this recipe. So sweet of you to let me know!
    With best wishes,

  39. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy Says:

    This sounds delicious! ( Except for the olives — I’ll serve them on the side for son and husband– because I’m the cook and I can! lol) Pinned for future reference! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  40. admin Says:

    Very cute Charlene. Thanks so much for always hosting such a fun link party on!

  41. Rebecca Says:

    Hi, I came to your website through Manila Spoon. Love your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    When you cook Chicken Breast and wish your meat tender and juicy, try this :– add in 1 teaspoon of corn flour and 2 Tablespoons of water or stock to 1 chicken breast or any meat. At the same time you add in any seasoning you wanted and stand it over night or at least hrs in the fridge. ( This is the secret of Chinese cooking ! )

    I love the Greek salad with feta cheese. Too bad the Mc’Donald in Malaysia added in salad cream and named it Greek salad !!

  42. admin Says:

    Welcome Rebecca…I’m so happy you found my site! Thanks so much for sharing your tip!
    All the best,

  43. Kristen B Says:

    Looks great. I love Greek food but have never made any myself. I’ll have to try this recipe. Pinned it.

  44. admin Says:

    I hope you really enjoy this recipe Kristen. Thanks so much for pinning it!
    All the best,

  45. Dana Says:

    Absolutely delicious and makes GREAT leftovers!

  46. admin Says:

    I always appreciate hearing if a recipe is enjoyed by someone. Thanks so much Dana!
    With my best wishes,

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  48. admin Says:

    Wow you did a fantastic job with my recipe. I love the photo!
    Thank you sooo much for sharing it. I’m so delighted you enjoyed it!
    With my very best wishes,

  49. Jeni Says:

    This looks delicious!

  50. admin Says:

    Thanks Jeni…I hope you get a chance to try it!

  51. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love Says:

    This looks divine! I love making dishes like this in the summer; I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday 😉

  52. admin Says:

    Many thanks Lisa for hosting each week. I love sharing on your link party!

  53. patti Says:

    I’ve made this several times and love it!! Also shared it with friends on my facebook page. I prepped everything in advance, so it was any easy quick summer meal. Definitely a keeper!

  54. admin Says:

    Patti, I’m so thrilled you love this recipe and have shared it on your facebook page. Thanks for sharing your tip of prepping everything in advance. Great idea!
    With my best wishes,

  55. Carly Says:

    What do you do with the lemons for the marinade? Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons? Cut them up whole?

  56. admin Says:

    Carly, you use the juice of 2 lemons.

  57. Carly Says:

    Thanks! My husband and I LOVED it! We will definitely make it again! Fantastic job!

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  59. Helene Cohen Bludman Says:

    My mouth is watering! Writing down the ingredients on my shopping list now.

  60. admin Says:

    Enjoy your dinner Helene!

  61. Aunt Bee Says:

    WOW! This is fantastic!

  62. admin Says:

    Thanks so much!

  63. Cathy Chester Says:

    Oh, this is right up my alley. Delicious! One thing: can you stop by and cook for me? Seriously, this looks fabulous.

    How DO you do it, Nancy. I love all of your recipes. They always leave me hungry!

  64. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Cathy. I’m so happy you do!

  65. Heidy L. McCallum Says:

    Your Greek-Style Chicken and Roasted Potatoes, sound fantastic! I am dying to try this recipe!!!

  66. admin Says:

    Thanks Heidy. Enjoy!!!

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  68. admin Says:

    Tara, thank you so much for featuring my recipe today on your fabulous website, Noshing with the Nolands! You sure make me look good my friend. xo Nancy

  69. Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish Says:

    Just fabulous, Nancy! I must share this recipe with friends.

  70. Linda @ With A Blast Says:

    I love everything about this recipe, Nancy !

  71. admin Says:

    I’m so glad you do Linda. Thanks you!

  72. admin Says:

    I had a feeling you’d like this one Suzy!

  73. Diana Rambles Says:

    I love a good hearty salad!

  74. Tara Says:

    What a fabulous idea, I am drooling thinking of how good these would be!!

  75. Nettie Moore Says:

    This is my kind of meal! I want to dive right in, looks scrumptious! Nettie

  76. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious Says:

    That’s all kinds of good!

  77. Libby with Lemony Thyme Says:

    We are huge fans of Mediterranean flavors. Such a beautiful recipe Nancy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  78. KC the Kitchen Chopper Says:

    Your Greek style Chicken and potatoes dish is right up my alley. Love all these flavors.

  79. Katerina Says:

    You wouldn’t expect me to say anything less than it is absolutely delicious? Love it!

  80. Jillian (Food, Folks and Fun) Says:

    This looks amazing, I love the Greek flavors!

  81. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist Says:

    Packed with flavor and nutrition. I love dishes like these.

  82. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens Says:

    Oh wow! This really does make a fabulous presentation – how gorgeous! All those super-healthy, beautiful veggies in the Greek Salad Salsa are such eye candy, dressing up the chicken and comfort-food potatoes. Such a great combination of flavors and textures, and so healthy, too! I just love it! 😀

  83. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Shelley! Have fun with this recipe. :)

  84. admin Says:

    It’s a yummy way to get your veggies Michelle!

  85. admin Says:

    Thanks Jillian. Me too!

  86. admin Says:

    You’re the best. Thanks my friend!

  87. admin Says:

    I’m thrilled to hear it Kc. Enjoy!

  88. admin Says:

    Thanks Libby!

  89. admin Says:

    Many thanks Dorothy. :)

  90. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Nettie!

  91. admin Says:

    I’m so happy you like this Tara!

  92. Joanne T Ferguson Says:

    G’day What a healthy, delicious dish!
    Cheers! Joanne

  93. Mary Says:

    This is my kind of meal! I love all these flavors, yum!

  94. admin Says:

    Thanks Mary!

  95. admin Says:

    Thanks Joanne. Cheers!

  96. Becky Says:

    Mmm…love all the flavors in Greek food! Love this healhful recipe you’ve come up with using it!!

  97. Elena Says:

    I love healthy and flavorful dishes! Pinning! :)

  98. Healing Tomato Says:

    I love this amazing recipe. I am a huge fan of anything Mediterranean. Every ingredient in your recipe is perfect for the recipe.

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