Greek Chicken Pasta

Full of classic Greek flavors, this recipe is perfect served as a warm meal or as a cool side dish at a picnic. The tomatoes and cucumbers bring a real freshness that is pleasant in both winter and summer.

  • 1tbsp Salt (Iodized)
  • 2tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1lb Penne
  • 1tsp Sea Salt (Freshly Ground)
  • 1tsp Black Peppercorn (Freshly Ground)
  • 1 tsp Oregano (Dried)
  • 1 Chicken Breast (Pieced)
  • 1/4c Red Onion (Sliced/Halved)
  • 2tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic(Chopped)
  • 3/4c Whole Milk
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2c Feta Cheese (Crumbled)
  • 1tbsp Lemon Juice (Bottled)
  • 1 1/2c Cherry Tomatoes (Halved)
  • 1/4c Kalamata Olives (Pitted/Halved)
  • 1 Cucumber (Chopped)
  • 1/2tbsp Dill (Dried)
  • 2tbsp Parsley (Fresh/Chopped)

Bring a large pot of water to boil, add the Salt, Olive Oil, and Penne. Once the pasta has been cooked, drain and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the Chicken Breast by piecing it and tossing with Sea Salt, Black Peppercorn, and Oregano. Prepare the Red Onion by slicing thinly then halving the slices. Heat the Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat, once shimmering, add the chicken and red onion. Cook until the chicken is cooked through then remove from heat and set aside.

Heat a bit more olive oil, then add the Garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the Whole Milk, Cream Cheese, and Feta Cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture has melted into a smooth sauce. Stir in the Lemon Juice and season to taste.

Add the Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Cucumber, Dill, and cooked pasta to the sauce then toss to combine.

Garnish with Parsley and serve warm or cool.

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