Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano

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Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner. The cheese forms a light crust on top when broiled – you won’t even miss the skin!

Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinnerLemon Feta Chicken with Oregano

I have a slow cooker version of this recipe, Slow Cooker Lemon Feta Chicken. A few more popular chicken drumstick recipes are Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks, Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime, Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Asian Glazed Grilled Drumsticks, Filipino Adobo Chicken to name a few.

This is sooo easy to make with only a few ingredients; simply marinate the legs with lemon juice and oregano and bake. Once it’s done, top it with fresh grated feta cheese and broil until golden.

Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner

I keep this simple and serve it with a salad on the side or you can make this with one of my favorite summer sides, Sauteed Zucchini with Summer Tomatoes.

Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner

I first published this recipe back in 2009 using skinless chicken thighs, but a year or two ago the USDA changed the data for chicken thighs and the calories, fat and points increased so much, I started using drumsticks instead. There’s a part of me that hopes they made a mistake but until then I use thighs less often.

The drumsticks I used were pretty small, so if yours are really large the points may increase slightly.  Hope you enjoy!

Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner

Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner

Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner
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Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano

195 Cals 28 Protein 3 Carbs 7 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Mediterranean
Lemon Feta Chicken with Oregano is made with Mediterranean ingredients such as lemon, oregano and feta cheese turning ordinary chicken into a spectacular dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless chicken drumsticks, (about 30 oz total)
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and lemon juice.
  • Place in a roasting pan and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center near the bone.
  • When chicken is cooked through, remove from the oven and sprinkle with feta.
  • Broil on low for about 2-3 minutes, until cheese is golden brown (careful not to burn).

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 106.5mg, Sodium: 250mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0.5g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: baked chicken drumsticks recipe, chicken drumstick recipes, Chicken drumsticks recipe oven, Chicken leg recipes, Lemon feta chicken

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110 comments

  1. I wish when you change recipes you’d leave the originals. This one, the Cordon Bleu rollups, it’s sad the originals are lost forever…

  2. Awesome! I will definitely make this again!!

  3. The salad on the side looks perfect! What dressing would be good to use on WW for a salad like this with artichokes and roasted peppers? Thanks!! Can’t wait to try this whole recipe 🙂

  4. I loved this recipe. It is a keeper for me!

  5. Gina if you still have this Food Blog, I saw this recipe and sounds great!!! What about if I did this on a grill? First I would marinate overnight then grill with oregano towards the end of grilling I would lift chicken to top shelf sprinkle with Feta till it slightly softens… What do you think??

  6. How would this change for boneless skinless chicken thighs? 

  7. Making this tonight! All of our dinners come from your site! Helped my wife and I both lose the “early marriage comfort weight”! It’s so nice to be on a diet and not feel like it!

  8. I’ll try this on the grill tonight.

  9. I made this recipe today, we loved it so much! Even my picky eating daughter finished the whole plate. Thumbs up!

  10. Gina how long does the chicken sit in the lemon/herbs/spices? The description says marinate, but the instructions just say coat and immediately bake. THx

  11. I bought the boneless, skinless chicken thighs since they were on sale. How long to I cook these and how long should I marinate them? Looking forward to making these since they look so yummy!

  12. This is AMAZING as-is. I am marinating this time – I want a deeper flavor.

  13. The salad on the side looks great. Is there a recipe for this one? I figure it's out of lettuce, artichoke and sundried tomatoes. Any answers are appreciated.

    Liz

  14. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I used ground oregano because I had it on hand. Do you recommend mixing the seasoning prior to putting it on the chicken, or would the lemon juice make it clump up? I just sprinkled it on in the baking pan, but I'm thinking it might be more evenly distributed if I mix it all up first. Either way, this was a winner and I'll be making it again! 🙂