Cal cooking chronicles: 1-sheet Greek chicken and potatoes

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As chronically busy college students, on most nights, a frozen meal or some ramen soup seems like an easy go-to choice for dinner. Especially during finals week, if you find yourself reaching for your third ramen meal of the week, drop it! Treat yourself to a fast, nutritious one-sheet meal with flavors reminiscent of the Mediterranean. 

Ingredients

  • 1 package chicken (thighs or breast, it’s up to you!)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons (1 juiced, 1 sliced) 
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • A few dashes of black pepper 
  • 4 golden potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • Pitted and sliced Kalamata olives
  • A block of Feta cheese 

Directions

  1. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper into a bowl or shallow dish. Add chicken to the dish, and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes (if you can marinate it longer, that’s better).
  2. Chop up the potatoes into small cubes, and slice the red onion. Cut the block of Feta cheese into squares. If the Kalamata olives aren’t pre-sliced, slice those too.
  3. When your chicken is done marinating, preheat the oven to 430 degrees Fahrenheit. Slather your baking sheet with olive oil. Put the chicken, cubed potatoes, red onion slices, cubed Feta and sliced olives on the baking sheet. Place the sliced lemon on top of each piece of chicken. Drizzle everything with extra marinade and sprinkle with extra oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until the potatoes are golden and the chicken is fully cooked. Then set the oven to broil, and broil it for 3 to 5 minutes.

That’s it! To save time, you could chop up the potatoes and red onions on the weekend and marinate the chicken the night before or in the morning. All you’d have to do when it’s dinner time is throw everything on a pan and pop it in the oven! This recipe can also be meat-free. Substitute chicken for any vegetable of your choice and marinate it.

The best part about this meal is that there are lots of leftovers, so you can eat like the royalty you are for days to come! Bon appetit, Bears! 

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