Greek lemon & oregano chicken with a rice salad with red pepper, feta flavoured with chilli and lemon and served with Tzatziki

Greek Lemon Chicken with Rice Feta Salad & Tzatzki Recipe

25 Minutes
Serves: 2

Greek marinated chicken, griddle sliced and served on a bed of watercress with tzatzki and a salad of rice, chilli, red peppers, lemon, parsley and feta.

Recipe Ingreds


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tub tzatziki
  • 35 grams feta cheese


  • 1 bell pepper (red)
  • 0.5 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 0.5 fresh chilli
  • 3 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 0.5 lemon
  • 0.5 onions
  • 1 packet microwave brown rice
  • 30 grams watercress
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • Make the marinade
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • mix together olive oil, juice of the lemon, oregano, salt & pepper in the rectangular pie dish

Step 2

  • place the chicken breast on some cling film fold the cling film over the chicken and then using a rolling pin, bash the chicken till it is about 2 cms thick all over
  • place the chicken in the marinade
  • refrigerate for at least two hours preferably overnight

Step 3

  • Take the chicken out of the fridge

Step 4

  • heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook till soft

Step 5

  • wash and finely chop the chilli
  • add to the frying pan
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add to the frying pan

Step 6

  • warm the precooked rice by following the instructions
  • add to the frying pan
  • add the oregano

Step 7

  • zest the lemon(s)
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • add the lemon zest and juice to the frying pan
  • taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary
  • remove from the heat

Step 8

  • wash and dice the red pepper
  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • Add the red pepper and parsley to the frying pan
  • mix the ingredients
  • set a side

Step 9

  • add the marinated chicken to the griddle or frying pan
  • turning regularly
  • cook till the juices run clear
  • leave for 5 minutes
  • slice the chicken diagonally

Step 10

  • cut the lemons into wedges
  • place one serving of rice onto a plate
  • place the watercress on the plate

Step 11

  • place the chicken on top of the watercress
  • crumble the cheese over the top of the rice
  • serve with the tzatziki and a couple of lemon wedges

Recipe Utensils

  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 fish slice
  • 2 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 griddle pan
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 rectangular pie dish
  • 1 rolling pin

Cook Greek marinated chicken with rice and feta salad

The chicken is marinaded in a simple marinade of lemon and oregano .The chicken is cooked on a griddle pan and placed on a bed of watercress and served with a Greek rice salad. The rice salad is a simple salad with red peppers and herbs the rice is flavoured with garlic, fresh chilli and oregano, just before serving the feta cheese is crumbled over the rice 

This recipe is from the recipe book "Around the world in salads" by Katie & Ginnearlo Caldesi. 

What makes our warm Greek chicken and rice salad the best

This recipe is perfect for spring and summer, the delicious fresh oregano and lemon chicken perfectly combines with the feta and rice salad, combine this with creamy  tzatziki and you have the perfect meal 

Lemon and oregano chicken salad for your dinner party

This recipe is perfect for a family barbecue or summer dinner party with friends. Cook the marinated chicken on the barbecue and serve with the delicious feta rice salad  Use this recipe for a Greek themed dinner party 

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