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Mediterranean Chicken Recipe

Mediterranean chicken recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

30 minutes



Diet Type



  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • dash of onion powder
  • tomato slices
  • goat cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a pan, sauté garlic, broth and ghee.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in coconut sugar.
  4. Season chicken with salt, pepper and onion powder.
  5. Place chicken on baking sheet and cover with the ghee mixture.
  6. Sprinkle goat cheese over chicken and top with tomato slices. Bake uncovered for 15–18 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

When it’s time to prepare a weeknight dinner after a busy day, the last thing you want to do is spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Time-consuming meals have their place — my chicken pot pie and garlic lamb roast are worth the time, for instance — but when you need a meal fast, you need something quick, nutritious and delicious. That’s where this Mediterranean Chicken Recipe comes in.

This dish perfectly reflects the Mediterranean diet as well as that region in general, with common ingredients from Italy, Greece and even Turkey. The lean protein is topped with a fresh, easy sauce that pairs well with a green salad, a side of veggies or even a gluten-free pasta. Best of all, it’s a 30-minute meal from start to finish. So let’s get cooking!

Preheat the oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Then, in a pan, sauté the garlic, broth and ghee. Ghee is a great alternative to butter, as you can cook with it at high heat and it’s loaded with benefits, too. Once the garlic is fragrant, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the coconut sugar.

Mediterranean chicken recipe - Dr. Axe

Next, season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and onion powder. Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet and then top it with the garlic-ghee mixture.

Sprinkle the goat cheese over the garlic chicken and top with fresh tomato slices. Bake the chicken for 15–18 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink on the inside.

While the chicken cooks, get your sides ready. In half hour, you’ll have a full meal ready to set on the table. The next time you’re tempted to order takeout, try this Mediterranean chicken instead!

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