Greek Chicken Traybake
This Greek Chicken Traybake recipe has been the most popular recipe on this site for over 3 years, and with good reason! It really couldn’t be any easier to make with less than 10 minutes of hands on prep. Whether you are doing a Whole30, Paleo or just love food this is a great one pan dish to serve to please everyone.
Traybakes have become the star of my weeknight dinners. I am all about the low maintenance midweek meals that can be prepared with the absolute minimum amount of effort, taste good, and ideally be eaten as leftovers over the following days. This Greek chicken traybake ticks all those boxes and more. It’s packed with beautiful healthy ingredients including red and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, wedges of lemon and loads of garlic and basil.
Why you are going to love this Greek Chicken Traybake
- It requires just 10 minutes of hands on prep! After that place the tray in the oven and sit back and relax. It really couldn’t be any more low maintenance to make! This is the perfect recipe to try if you are new to cooking, it’s basically impossible to mess up!
- I have received so many comments from people who love making this dish for guests, it can all be prepared in advance and guests are always wow’d by how pretty it looks
- It’s naturally Paleo, Grain Free and SCD, and with a few modifications you can make it comply with many other diets too! Omit the feta to make it Dairy Free and Whole30. For Vegans you can use portobello mushrooms in place of chicken.
- There is so much flavour! The mix of herbs, garlic and oil seems simple but really gives the veggies and chicken a wonderful Greek flavour.
- Minimal dishes to wash, need I say more!
- Chop all of the veggies and put them on the tray with the chicken up to a day in advance. 30 minutes before serving pour the sauce overtop and bake in the oven.
- Cut up the leftover veggies and add them into a salad along with the chicken. Use any excess sauce from the bottom of the tray as dressing.
Ways to change up this Greek Chicken Traybake recipe
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs work well for this recipe, if using bone in remember to increase the cook time by 15 minutes
- Swap the chicken for salmon or a white fish such as cod or halibut. Bake the veggies in the oven for 15 minutes before adding the fish on top and then baking for another 15 minutes until cooked through.
- On a dairy free diet such as Paleo or Whole30? Skip the feta and add in small slices of potato
- Serve the traybake with Dairy Free Tzatziki
Love easy traybake recipes? Here are a few others you might enjoy:
- Spanish Chicken & Chorizo Traybake
- Salmon Nicoise Traybake
- Teriyaki Salmon Traybake
- Full English Breakfast Traybake
- Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon
If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!
Greek Chicken Traybake
- 1 21x15inch Sheet Pan or Baking Dish
- 1 red pepper cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 yellow pepper cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 red onion cut into eighths
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup artichoke hearts
- 1 lemon
- 2 large chicken breasts, cut in half or 4 chicken thighs
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2/3 cup kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup chopped feta (omit for Paleo/Whole30)
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit)
- In a large baking sheet or roasting tray, add the chopped peppers, red onion slices, artichoke hearts, lemon wedges and tomatoes.
- In a bowl whisk together the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, paprika and oregano. Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the veggies, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss until well coated. Place the chicken pieces on top of the veggies and brush sauce. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, add in the feta, chopped basil and olives. Pour the remaining sauce over the tray and return to the oven to bake for another 5-10 minutes. Check the chicken to ensure its no longer pink. Sprinkle with basil and serve.