Simple Simmered Grecian Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by skat5762

This hearty dinner is easy and replete with fresh mediterranean flavour. Altered from orginal,

Top Review by Vic17460

I had a problem right off with this, which was not the recipe’s fault; that being that I used ice glazed chicken that had so much water, it tended to stew instead of browning. So I had to drain the chicken twice in the second step. (I used four ¼ lb breasts, and they just about filled the skillet.) Other than that I stayed on recipe. In step 5 when the tomatoes are added and brought to a boil, there was very little if any liquid to boil. There is a certain complexity here that I do not understand: why simmer the wine in step 6 for ten minutes and then add the thyme and basil for another 5 minutes? There were not enough ingredients to warrant 15 minutes of simmering. I would suggest simmering the wine for maybe 6 minutes and adding the thyme and basil just before the chicken is returned. I think this might help articulate the flavors a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and 2 tablespoons red wine in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken and saute about 4 to 6 minutes each side, until golden.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  4. Saute garlic in pan drippings for 30 seconds, then add onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower heat, add 1/2 cup red wine and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add thyme and basil and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  8. Return chicken to skillet: top with feta cheese and cover.
  9. Cook over low heat until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  10. Add olives and parsley to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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