This Mediterranean chicken platter recipe is loaded with classic Greek flavors. This easy dinner recipe includes, pan-roasted honey chicken, lemon infused orzo pasta and fresh vegetables. Dont worry, I didn’t forget the zippy tzatziki sauce, kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese either.

Mediterranean Platter

About this recipe

If you’re hosting a dinner party, this Mediterranean chicken platter is perfect for sharing. Guests can easily find a plate that they’ll enjoy with so many different options being presented. This easy dinner recipe is light, healthy yet loaded with flavor.

When cooking the chicken breasts, you will want to make sure they reach an internal temperature of 165 degree Fahrenheit. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Also, be sure to let them rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This will help lock in all of the flavorful juices. This easy dinner recipe is guaranteed to be a family favorite in no time.

Storage

Store any leftover items in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. You can easily tuck any leftovers inside of a wrap. Alternatively, you can enjoy this chicken platter as is. With so many delicious items to choose from, you will not get bored with this recipe. Looking for more Greek inspired recipes? Try my Greek chicken meatballs with tzatziki sauce. Or my Tzatziki snack board. Both a great recipes that are easy to share.

Mediterranean Platter
Mediterranean Platter

Mediterranean Chicken Platter

This Mediterranean chicken platter recipe is loaded with classic Greek flavors. This easy dinner recipe includes, pan-roasted honey chicken, lemon infused chickpea rice and fresh vegetables.
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Ingredients

Lemon Rice Mixture

  • 6-8 ounces orzo pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup arugula, packed
  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped small
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, sliced in halves
  • ¼ cup green olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced
  • ½ cup English cucumber, sliced into rounds, plus a few extra slices for the platter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup sweet onion or shallots, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-4 pitas

Honey Roasted Chicken

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, about 2 breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, 0% Fage
  • ¼ cup English cucumber, seeded with a spoon and diced small
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Equipment

  • skillet
  • pasta pot
  • colander
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • platter

Instructions 

Prepare the rice:

  • Boil water and cook your orzo pasta according to the package. Al dente is best.
    Drain off excess water using a colander. Rinse pasta with cold water to stop the cooking.
    Drizzle with olive oil to prevent it from sticking together. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the arugula, cooked and cooled pasta, diced cucumbers, sliced green, sliced black, and whole pitted kalamata olives, olive oil, lemon juice, sweet onion, and salt and pepper to taste.
    Gently toss everything together.

Prepare the chicken:

  • Grab a non-stick skillet and add in 1 tablespoon olive oil.
    Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
    Cook the chicken in the pan for about 6-7 minutes on each side depending on thickness. You'll want the internal temperature to reach 165 degrees to ensure doneness.
    Drizzle the chicken with the honey 1 minute before you remove it from the pan.
    Let the breasts rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Prepare the tzatziki sauce:

  • In a small bowl combine, the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, diced English cucumbers, fresh dill, minced garlic, olive oil and salt. Stir well.

Brown the pita:

  • Lastly, you will either oven bake or brown your pita on the stove top.
    Be careful if you use the open flame on the stove top to brown / warm the pita. It can catch flame quickly. Once browned, cut your pita into easy to grab triangles.

Assemble the dish:

  • Spoon the rice mixture into the middle of the serving platter. Top with the feta cheese.
    Line your honey roasted chicken on the side of the rice. Next, you’ll add your tzatziki to a small ramekin and place it in the corner of the serving platter.
    Slice a few extra pieces of English cucumber and place them in the adjacent corner.
    Finally, tuck a few pieces of pita into the rice mixture, serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 631kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 86mg, Sodium: 840mg, Potassium: 731mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 406IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 189mg, Iron: 2mg