This easy whipped feta chicken bake recipe is one of our favorites! Low-carb yet high flavor, this chicken dish combines savory seasonings, creamy whipped feta, fresh veggies, and chicken. Baked in the oven, it’s a quick meal perfect for weeknights and meal prep!

If you love our Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes and the Whipped Feta with Roasted Olives, you will adore this recipe!

plated whipped feta baking chicken with tomatoes and olives.

Why We Love This Whipped Feta Chicken Bake

We’re such huge fans of this recipe because it’s perfect for those busy days when you don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen. Once you do the prep work and place the dish in the oven, you set it and forget it. 

Plus, our whipped feta baked chicken is just so tasty! If that isn’t enough to have you convinced, this recipe is also:

  • High-protein, low-carb, and full of nutrients
  • Ready to eat in less than an hour!
  • Great to pair with all your favorite side dishes.
  • Perfect for feeding the whole family.

Is This Whipped Feta Baked Chicken Recipe Healthy?

This is a surprisingly healthy recipe! From the lean protein base to the colorful veggies on top, this is a well-balanced dish. 

It does contain dairy. However, when compared to other types of cheese, feta is relatively low in fat. In addition, it has significantly more protein, calcium, and vitamin B than most cheeses! Not to mention, the brining process leaves feta with probiotics that help to support gut health.

Then, we use a lean, skinless cut of chicken, which is a great source of lean, high-quality protein! All in all, this recipe is perfect for days when you want something low in carbs that’s still filling and scrumptious. And it is a great way to sneak more nutrition into your kids’ meals! 

closeup of seasoned chicken breast.

Ingredients You Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the complete details and nutrition information!

  • Chicken – We use chicken breasts to keep this recipe lower in fat. However, you can substitute chicken thighs if that’s what you like best!
  • Herbs and Spices – You’ll need salt, black pepper, oregano, and thyme.
  • Crumbled Feta – Full-fat varieties will create the creamiest texture and boldest flavor!
  • Yogurt – Again, full-fat is best. If preferred, you can substitute sour cream.
  • Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed is best!
  • Olive Oil – This helps create an emulsion, combining the ingredients for the feta sauce. It also helps caramelize the produce, creating a sweet and savory taste.
  • Produce – Baby cherry tomatoes, Manzanilla green olives, Kalamata olives, and shallot add lots of savory, briny flavor.

How to Make the Best Whipped Feta Chicken Bake

  1. Prepare the chicken. Pound the chicken breasts into thin, even pieces.
  2. Season. Sprinkle each side with salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme, and transfer the chicken to a baking dish.
  3. Create the feta sauce. Add the feta cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil to a blender. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  4. Combine the ingredients. Pour the feta mixture over the chicken. Then, sprinkle the tomatoes, green olives, Kalamata olives, shallots, oil, salt, and pepper on top.
  5. Bake. Transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven, and bake until the chicken cooks through. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer. When it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, your chicken is ready to eat!
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overhead of chicken with tomatoes and olives.

How to Store

Store leftover chicken in an airtight container for two to three days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave, oven, or a skillet over medium heat.

We do not recommend freezing this recipe! The dairy won’t thaw well.

closeup of chicken topped with whipped feta and baby tomatoes.

Common Questions About This Whipped Feta Chicken Bake Recipe

What does feta cheese taste like?

Feta is a Greek cheese, made from sheep’s milk, and it is both crumbly and creamy. In addition, feta is tangy, rich, and slightly salty in flavor. It gets its characteristic taste from the process of brining cheese curd and pressing it into blocks.

Can I eat whipped feta if I am lactose intolerant?

Unlike other types of cheese, feta cheese does not contain cow’s milk. As a result, many people who suffer from lactose intolerance can consume feta without issue. This is because goat’s milk and sheep’s milk are easier for the body to process. Of course, be sure to consult your doctor with any specific questions or concerns!   

What should I serve with this baked feta chicken?

We love to serve this recipe with turmeric rice, Persian rice, or crispy smashed potatoes. For even more nutrients, try pairing it with a side salad or parmesan Brussels sprouts!

More Easy Chicken Recipes

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baked chicken topped with whipped feta and tomatoes

Whipped Feta Baked Chicken

4.50 from 8 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
This chicken is coated in a feta mixture and topped with a mix of tomatoes, olives and herbs! It’s so moist and full of flavor!

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper more or less taste
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup full fat yogurt or sour cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 8 ounces baby cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped and pitted manzanilla green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped and pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 small chopped shallot

Instructions 

  • Place chicken in a 12 x 8 oven-proof dish in a single layer.
    1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • Sprinkle half of the salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Flip and season the other side.
    1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 Tablespoon oregano, 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • In a blender, mix feta cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and 2 tbsp olive oil. Pulse until smooth.
    8 ounces crumbled feta, 1/2 cup full fat yogurt or sour cream, juice of 1 lemon, 2 cloves garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Pour whipped feta mixture onto the chicken.
  • Cover with tomatoes, green olives, kalamata, shallots, remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    8 ounces baby cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped and pitted manzanilla green olives, 1/2 cup chopped and pitted kalamata olives, 1 small chopped shallot
  • Bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. *Note if the chicken is thick, it will need to be cooked longer, we recommend pounding it thinner.
  • Garnish with fresh Italian parsley and/or cilantro!
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1974mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 837IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Rave reviews for this delicious, moist chicken. Do you have suggestions for sides to go with this? I was thinking of adding chickpeas to this and then serving with something green….ideas?

  2. 5 stars
    This was fantastic! My husband and I both enjoy Mediterranean style food so much. We will definately make this again!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious. I didn’t have tomatoes so I started adding different things. Pitted green & kalamato olives, plus rough chopped chickpeas, banana peppers & a few mushrooms. Will definitely make this again.

  4. I made this dish tonight n omg it was amazing!!! I love the recipes and love you both for making meal time amazing

  5. 5 stars
    This was so delicious! I used chicken thighs and added sliced yellow peppers, red peppers and mushrooms because I needed to use them up. My family loved it! So flavorful!

    1. We’ve never given it a try in a slow cooker, if you want to try it, place in the slow cooker and set on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours. Be sure to let us know how it turns out!

      1. Oven version was soooo much better! The feta topping just disappears into liquid in the crock pot and the tomatoes and olives don’t roast.