Cousin Cosmo's Greek Chicken

Cousin Cosmo's Greek Chicken


"This is a favorite chicken recipe, my son requests it every year for his birthday."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 239 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 686 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. On large plate, combine 1 tablespoon flour, salt, and pepper. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine cheese, lemon juice, and oregano. Set aside.
  2. With a meat mallet, pound each chicken breast to 1/2 inch thickness. Spread cheese mixture on each chicken breast, leaving 1/2 inch border. Fold chicken breasts in half; secure each with toothpick. Coat chicken breasts with flour mixture.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken breasts for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until golden. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups water, chicken bouillon cube, and remaining flour; pour over chicken breasts in pan. Add spinach and tomato to skillet, and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Discard toothpicks before serving.
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Very easy, very quick, very delicious! And like another reviewer said, looks stunning on the plate. I added more spinach because I had a pile of it and we all love it; I served it with pilaf and a crisp fennel salad, and it was a great meal. The only thing I think detracts from the dish is the bouillon cube. It made the sauce taste a little fake on my palate. I'd say skip the cube and use chicken broth instead of water. Next time I think I'll also add a lemon juice to the cooking sauce because the flavours would be very complementary. UPDATE: Since I reviewed this recipe, I adapted it to serve at a café where I served as head chef for a time, and it was an absolute HIT! Other than the changes above, I stopped using flour altogether (I don't think a light sauce is a sin; besides which there's no runny sauce that can't be mopped up with something yummy), used cherry tomatoes instead of diced ones, and most importantly, added baby spinach leaves in the last two minutes of cooking, just so they wilt and are still bright green.


Decent base to start with but I updated it - since I can never follow a recipe :) I mixed the cheese, lemon juice, and oregano with freshed crushed garlic, some red pepper flakes, salt & pepper AND the spinach. I stuffed the mixture into a pocket I had created in the chicken breast (I did not pound it out). I browned the chicken and put it into a greased casserole dish. I pour the broth (2 cups --I didn't use bullion and water) over the top with a little white wine (1/2 cup), some lemon juice (about 1 TBS) and garlic powder. I baked at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour till the juices ran clear. Then I put the liquid from the chicken into a sauce pan and thickened with corn starch. I added about 3 TBS of diced petite cut tomatoes, a little more oregano and one pat of butter stirred into the sauce just before serving. I served this over couscous with a greek salad on the side. WOW!!! Thanks for the "base recipe".


I recently served this dish for a dinner party of 5, and everyone said it was restaurant quality. It's fantastic recipe both in flavor and in presentation. Personally, I don't like messing with meat mallets and toothpicks, so I simply cut pockets in the chicken breast halves and stuffed them with the feta mixture. It was delicious and a huge time saver! Next time I will increase the feta mixture because I ran out when I got to the last breast. I also had to increase the flour, salt & pepper mix (for the breading). I guess I must have been using larger chicken breasts that just took a bit more ingredients. Because several reviewers commented on the thin sauce, I used 2 tbsp flour for the sauce instead of just one. With the fully breaded chicken and the flour in the sauce, I had no problem with thickening, and it was the perfect consistency - although, I did end up simmering the dish about 30 minutes rather than 10 as suggested. My final improvise was to use an entire bag of fresh spinach (I imagine it must have been about 4 cups). It was not too much, and again, it was great in both flavor & presentation. I served over orzo, which was good, but I think I will try couscous next time. My family is already asking me to make this dish again!