Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce is one of our first recipes on Garnish with Lemon – and it’s still one of the most popular to date. Come see why so many people love this quick and easy dinner! 

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Chicken With Feta Cheese Sauce

Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce has long been a crowd-pleaser at my house. It’s not super fancy food, and it’s not complicated to make, but it’s always a hit. 

There are only so many ways you can excite people about chicken, but this Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce recipe is one of them! That savory, luscious feta cheese sauce steals the show here – with good reason.

Have some dinner guests you want to impress, but don’t have the time to spend hours prepping a complicated dinner menu? No worries, I have you covered with this easy recipe everyone will love, and the best part is, no one will know it actually took no time at all. This easy chicken recipe will give you weekend date night quality flavors, and only require weeknight busy schedule time and effort. It’s really a win-win situation all around! 

How to make Feta Cheese Sauce with Chicken

I love a good homemade cheese sauce, especially when it’s a recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to make. You can have the whole recipe, chicken and all completed and on the table in under 30 minutes, and here’s how! 

Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat chicken breasts with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the pan when hot. Cook on each side until cooked through. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for one minute. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly. Stir in chives and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until thick, stirring occasionally. Add cheese by the handful and stir until cheese is melted. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Tips For Making Feta Cheese Sauce 

Never made a feta cheese sauce before? Here are a couple of tips to get your sauce to look as thick and smooth as this one:

  1. If using a block of feta cheese, grate it as finely as possible. If using pre-crumbled feta cheese, try to break up the cheese into as small of pieces as possible. (There are always huge chunks in my feta whenever I buy it pre-crumbled). The finer the grate of the cheese, the easier your feta cheese will “melt”.
  2. Stir in your cheese a few handfuls at a time to ensure a smoother and more even incorporation into the sauce. 

Now I’ve been known to make extra of this feta cheese sauce just to eat it by itself or toss it with an assortment of leftovers, but it definitely shines when poured over the chicken breasts. You can make the sauce ahead of time if you’re in a time crunch. Simply reheat when ready to serve.

Tip: Fresh chives are a MUST in this recipe. They add such a delicious pop of flavor to the sauce. I’ve also used the refrigerated freeze-dried chives found in the produce section in a pinch, but fresh chives are always my first choice.

Are There Other Ways To Prepare Chicken With Feta Sauce?

Absolutely! This cheese sauce is great on chicken no matter how it’s cooked. I love the fact that this recipe is flexible enough to play around with how you prepare it. 

Throw the chicken on the grill, sear it on the stovetop or bake it in the oven. (I’ve prepared this Chicken with Feta Cheese recipe all three ways.) Try it with chicken breasts, thighs, or legs too! 

With a feta sauce as good as this, the amazing flavors will shine through any protein you choose to serve it with, so don’t be afraid to try it out on something other than just chicken. 

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What Should I Serve With This Easy Chicken Recipe?

The recipe world is your oyster when it comes to what to serve with this chicken with feta cheese sauce recipe. I honestly can’t think of anything that would be wrong to pair with this combo. Serve it with potatoes, vegetables, salad, pasta, or anything else you can think of. 

What’s fun about this one is that with the right sides this can turn into a meal fit for a sophisticated dinner party, or a casual weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy. My family’s favorite way to eat this dish is with couscous or rice to soak up the savory sauce.  Add a veggie of choice, like Oven Roasted Asparagus With Brown Butter, and voila, dinner is served!

Another great serving option is to make enough for the whole week and use it for lunch meal prep. Just grab a few airtight containers and fill with the chicken and feta sauce, veggie of your choice, and white or brown rice and you have a perfectly portioned and ready-to-go lunch for the rest of the week. 

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Yield: 4 servings

Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce

Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat chicken breasts with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan when hot. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for one minute. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly. Stir in chives and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 5-7 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Add cheese by the handful and stir until cheese is melted.
  3. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Notes

You may have extra sauce, depending on how saucy you like your chicken.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 980.51 Total Fat: 51.49g Carbohydrates: 6.52g Protein: 125.67g