Greek Chicken Breasts

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  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 16 to 20 kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 (4-ounce) container crumbled feta cheese
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh oregano sprigs


  1. Lift skin gently from chicken breasts without detaching it; place 2 garlic cloves under skin of each breast. Replace skin.
  2. Rub breasts evenly with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Place lemon slices in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish, and arrange chicken breasts over lemon. Sprinkle olives around chicken.
  4. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until done. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with feta cheese. Garnish, if desired.
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