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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. 4 stars
    Delish!! Made tonight. So flavorful! Will make again! Was going to share to friends on Instagram, but don’t see you have the recipe posted there.

    1. Hi Carolyn,
      Happy Sunday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback! xx

    2. I got all the ingredients to make this tomorrow but could not fin fresh oregano can I substitute for dried and get similar flavor. Also I don’t have balsamic vinegar. What can I substitute instead of it? I do have balsamic glaze. Thank you so much!

      1. Hi Zeina,
        You can use dried oregano in place of the fresh. I would use some type of vinegar, so either balsamic, white, or red wine vinegar. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Fabulous recipe. Everyone loved it. Only change I made was I marinated the cut up chicken in the spice mix with olive oil and I used chicken stock in place of water and added artichoke hearts and an onion to the peppers. I used yellow because that’s what I had on hand. Orzo was very flavorful.

    1. Hey Susan,
      Happy Wednesday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xx

  3. Absolutely delicious. I love all of your Orzo recipes and thank you for introducing it to me, it’s my new favourite ingredient.

  4. 5 stars
    We had this tonight, and you know it’s good when you are only a few bites in and being asked to make it again! Thanks, Tieghan! ❤️

  5. 5 stars
    This meal is a new favourite in our house! SO SO GOOD. We put in some cucumber as well with the tomatoes and just let them warm a little, it was excellent.
    I love all the flavours in this, and when the taziki and feta warm up in everything it just goes so well. I could eat this every day!

  6. I’m not a fan of bell peppers or olives. Would it have enough flavor without those ingredients? If not, any other suggestions on what to add?

    1. Hi Nicole,
      I would definitely add some veggies in place of the peppers and olives. Artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes would be delicious, but anything you like will work! I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  7. Did not enjoy this recipe unfortunately. Would sub rice or couscous or chickpeas for the orzo. I’d also swap the bell pepper for an onion. The tomatoes were overly oily so that measurement would also need adjusting. I love greek meals and this just wasn’t greek aside from the toppings.

  8. I made this last night because we wanted a summery taste after a day of blizzard conditions and this was INCREDIBLE! I did half water half chicken broth when adding the orzo, added in some onion with the peppers (and a little extra balsamic) then mixed in spinach at the very end. The tomatoes with basil on top are perfect and the tzatziki adds a perfect creaminess that isn’t heavy. I can’t wait to have the leftovers today and look forward to making this again!

  9. 5 stars
    I am not even exaggerating when I say this is to die for. We skipped the olives, but otherwise followed exactly. I love your recipes & always know they will be good, but this is one of our absolute favorites.

  10. The chicken made this way was amazing and tasted so good but the Orzo became mushy and had no taste at all, not sure what I did wrong or if Orzo sold in Canada is different. Ended up making wraps with the chicken & they were amazing.

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! So sorry to hear about the orzo! xTieghan

    2. Love this!!! Swapped out the water in the orzo for chicken broth and 1 cup white wine. Served with cucumber and lemon wedges. Extraordinarily good!

      1. Hey Val,
        Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it!! Have the best day:) xx

  11. 5 stars
    Omg this was absolutely amazing! We subbed chicken for tofu and tossed it in the air fryer kept everything else the same and let me tell you – UNREAL

    1. Hey Jenn,
      Seriously amazing! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and my husband loved it. I haven’t had taste since January when I had Covid, but I enjoyed the textures of the ingredients and the contrast of the hot food with the room-temperature tomatoes. Thank you for your terrific recipes!

  13. 4 stars
    I enjoyed this recipe. The orzo needed a little more liquid and time to become truly al dente. I really liked it with the olives which gave it the necessary salt, otherwise you need to add salt to at least the tomatoes.

    1. 5 stars
      Stuck to this as close as I could, using what I could find here in Mexico. We loved all the flavours in this dish and it will now go onto the rotation list.
      Tieghan I admire your creativity and your beautiful photographs. You’re exceptionally talented! Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes!

      1. Hi there! I’m so happy you loved this recipe, I hope it was delish! Thank you and have a happy weekend! xTieghan

  14. OMG! So frickin delicious! I can’t wait too make it again. You have skills,Tieghan. All your recipes are amazing. ?