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Keeping things colorful and easy today with this One Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki. Greek inspired oregano chicken cooked together with bell peppers and orzo pasta to create a deliciously, healthy one skillet style summer dinner. The chicken is finished with garlic tomatoes, feta cheese, and creamy tzatziki sauce. It’s simple but mouthwatering and made in no time.

Did I mention to you guys that if we didn’t go to Mexico for our family vacation that Greece was next on our list?

Well, wait, it was next on my list, and personally my top choice. But seeing as Greece isn’t quite as easy to get to, the family went with Mexico (and we had a blast, so not complaining). I’ve always wanted to see Greece, and someday I definitely will. But for now I’ve been visiting vicariously through the photos I pin on Pinterest. They’ve inspired me to create dishes using ingredients commonly used in Greece.

Mexico won-out as our family trip this year. But I thought I’d at least share a simple recipe using Greek ingredients that I love.

This isn’t by any means a traditional Greek dinner. But it is made with plenty of delicious Greek ingredients…Greek oregano, salty feta, and a creamy tzatziki sauce.

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This skillet chicken is simple…

And it all starts with the chicken. I wanted to use up some of the Greek oregano we have growing in the garden. So a simple garlic and paprika basil chicken with lots of oregano was perfect.

Simply sear the chicken in a big skillet, then toss it with a little balsamic vinegar.

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Next comes the orzo and tomatoes

We know that I’m all about a one skillet meal. So I decided to just add some orzo and bell peppers right into the skillet. The orzo cooks in the juices and oils from the chicken. It adds flavor and creates a creamy, super delicious orzo.

While the orzo cooks, toss together the tomatoes with garlic and fresh basil. I kept the tomatoes simple to allow their summer flavors to really shine.

I love using heirloom tomatoes and sweet cherry tomatoes, but use what you’e got on hand. This time of year they should be delicious no matter what type you choose!

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Finish it up – see simple!

When the orzo finishes cooking, I toss in the chicken and olives.

Now, here is what I love to do, spoon the tomatoes and oil over the chicken. The heat from the dish allows for the flavors of the tomatoes to really pop. You’ll immediately smell the fresh basil and garlic.

It’s so delicious.

Top everything with plenty of feta cheese and tzatziki. The cheese and tzatziki are extra delicious finishing touches. I wouldn’t skip out on them, trust me.

This is truly one of those dinners you will be so excited for. It’s full of color, flavor, texture, with deliciously seasoned chicken, tomatoes and plenty of feta cheese.

I hope you’ll enjoy making this all summer long…and plus, there’s no oven involved!

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Looking for other dinners? Here are my favorites from year’s past. 

Summer Niçoise Salad

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Chickpea Salad

Grilled Vegetable Burrata Sandwich with Lemon Thyme Honey Mustard

Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn

Lastly, if you make this One Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

One Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 728 kcal

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • 1. In a large skillet, toss together the olive oil, chicken, oregano, paprika, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until the chicken is browned all over and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and garlic, cook another minute. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
    2. To the skillet, add the bell peppers. Cook until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add the orzo and 2 1/2 cups water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often until almost all the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir the chicken and olives into the orzo. Allow the chicken to warm through, about 3 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, toss all the ingredients for the tomatoes together in a bowl. Season with salt and red pepper flakes.
    4. To serve, spoon the tomatoes over the chicken and gently toss. Serve each topped with feta cheese and tzatziki.
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  1. Loved this — heirlooms are poppin’ this time of year and really make the dish. Needed a lot more liquid for two cups of pasta to soften (would pull that back to a cup next time) and not salt so much throughout cooking because the olives more than make up for that (and I used only 1/2 c.).

    1. Hey Eddie,
      Wonderful! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  2. It was so good!! We had it for dinner that night. I had my son over for dinner. Hehad two serving, then again the next day. He came over from work had it for lunch then took the rest and had for dinner. LOL. Will be making g it again! Thanks

  3. Tasted like a homemade bowl from Cava (and I love Cava!!) Simple and delicious. Definitely adding this to the rotation and telling all my friends and family about it!

    1. Hey Briana,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    I made this & adapted it a bit to my own tastes. Left out the olives bc I’m not a fan ;-). Added lemon zest to the tomato salad/topping & much less olive oil. Also added lemon juice to the chicken & orzo at the end to brighten the flavors.

    I used only half the called-for amount of orzo since there’s only two of us eating!

    Overall, really delicious.

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) xTieghan

  5. I just got back from the grocery store. Can’t wait to make it tonight. Do you mix the feta and tzatziki sauce in it, or just spoon it over dish. I couldn’t find heirloom tomatoes. What would you use instead.

    1. Hey Linda,
      I like to just spoon it over the dish, you can use any other tomato like cherry tomatoes:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Family loved it. Great flavors. My only comment, you need to cook the orzo longer than 10 minutes, I cooked it about 20 to 25 and added more water and it was fabulous.

    1. Hey Sandra,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  7. 4 stars
    Made this tonight! It was very good, but I found I had to make some alterations: 1) Added more liquid and cooked it longer (orzo was still partially hard and small when I followed recipe, also my first time cooking it, surprisingly). 2) Added more spices and garlic than the recipe called for; it wasn’t flavourful enough for me without the extra amounts. Topping it with cherry tomatoes tossed in oil, basil and garlic was amazing. Paired with the tsatziki and feta, yummmm.

    1. Hey Marina,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed!! Thanks for sharing what worked best for you. ☀️xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Made this and LOVED it! Was too busy shoveling it into my face to take a pic! I did add roasted red peppers, sundries tomatoes and fresh chopped romaine hearts to ours to make it more of a salad. Definitely a new favorite – thanks for sharing all of your amazing talent with us!

    1. Hey Claire,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! The only difference I made was I used chicken thighs and marinated them in the spice mixture all day long before sautéing! This was a great meal and super fast – It will be on the rotation for sure!

  10. 5 stars
    I’d rate this a 10 star review if I could! This was everything a summer pasta dish should be! Not to mention all the fresh goodness from my garden that I was able to incorporate, too…yummm! Keep these Greek recipes comin’!

  11. 5 stars
    This was a tasty weeknight meal! The chicken is flavorful and the tomato salad adds a freshness that topped off the final dish! I added a little Calabrian chili paste to give it a little spicy zip. Super simple and oh so good.

    1. Hey Tasha,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Tracy,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    This dish is ALL THE THINGS! So easy to put together, super flavourful and lots of texture with the creamy orzo and feta to the crunchy peppers and juicy tomatoes. Will be making this again, probably this week! My family loved it…no leftovers!

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  13. Delish! Saw it on Insta today and had to make it. I squeezed a lemon on the orzo for some kick. I would skip the garlic on the tomato salad as I used red Russian garlic and too much bite for this dish. Will make again!

    1. Hey Kim,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  14. O…M…G! This is one of my all time favs of your recipes. Holy yum! I am SOOOO GLAD there are leftovers! Heaven! Made your avocado tzatziki. Yes yes yes! The flavors are perfection! Thank you!

    1. Hey Kristi,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan