Monday, March 22, 2010

Feta Chicken with Curried Rice and an Update

A new and EXCELLENT recipe!

For this recipe, I LOVE THIS FETA CHEESE, oh my it is soooo yummy
(found it at whole foods, but check your local grocery)

And, it has a lot of good for you vegetables! You could really add whatever you have in your kitchen!

This dish was amazing! I loved it and will definitely be making it again. It reheats well and has lots of flavor!

Feta Chicken with Curried Rice
Recipe adapted from Kitchen Parade

Ingredients for Chicken:
1 cup low-fat Greek-style Yogurt
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb boneless/skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Ingredients for Rice:
1 Tbs butter
1/2 diced onion
handful of slivered almonds
1 diced red pepper (or could use orange, yellow, green)
3 chopped carrots
3 zucchini, chopped
1 tsp curry powder,
salt and pepper
2 cups of cooked rice (I used basmati rice)

Whisk the yogurt, garlic, spices (oregano, pepper, pepper flakes) in a bowl. Add the cut up chicken and stir into the yogurt mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This can be made the night before and let it marinate over night!
Cook 2 cups of the rice.
Turn the broiler on, place chicken on baking sheet (I line mine with foil for easier cleanup). Remove the chicken from the yogurt (leftover yogurt mix should be thrown away) and broil for 6 minutes, then turn over, sprinkle with the crumbled feta and broil for another 5 minutes or until well cooked.

While chicken cooking, melt the butter in pan, add onion, almonds, zucchini, chopped red pepper, and carrots. Saute for a few minutes, until cooked and becoming tender. Stir in the curry powder, salt and pepper, and cooked rice. Mix well, continue cooking while you are stirring everything together.

Plate the food, rice on bottom, chicken on top, if you want, throw some feta cheese on top....
This is delicious and gives us a nice taste of ethnic food!

Other than this recipe, things around our home have been going well. I got the laundry room cleaned out (will post pics later) and have been working on sorting thru recipes.

Weight progress: Lost 1 lb last week! I did a lot of walking with Tucher and Mandi/lil Jake which definitely helps add to the cardio. It was absolutely beautiful the latter part of the week and now it is FREEZING and snow flurries predicted. BOO. I am ready for spring to STAY! So far, weight loss is going good, just have to keep staying in the negative!

Have a good MONDAY!


  1. This looks delicious! And I look for any reason to go to Whole Foods. We have a brand new one that is the third largest in the U.S.. It has become a Sunday outing for us--browsing and grazing in the seven eateries it has.

  2. This is one of Austin's favorites - it was one of first recipes I made when I started cooking!