Chicken Vegetable Feta Bake Recipe
I hate to admit that this chicken vegetable feta bake recipe was inspired by a viral social media trend but it’s too good not to share. Everyone is enjoying this feta bake trend because it is simple, delicious and visually pleasing. With the feta bake pasta tiktok trend, all the flavor boxes are checked and in addition, we added some bonus nutrition. Our version is nutrient dense and a fun way to sneak in some veggies! I added a few more vegetables plus a source of protein to round out this delicious dish without losing the simplicity or compromising on the final flavor.
Pasta Myth Busting:
Often I have clients tell me they “can’t eat pasta” or “pasta is bad for you”. I love myth busting these thoughts and helping people make peace with food. Pasta can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet! Giving yourself permission to eat it, is a great first step to approach the intuitive eating practices.
Pasta is a good source of carbohydrate which provides our body with the energy it needs! Pasta also contains fiber often making it an ingredient that makes meals more satisfying. It’s affordable and versatile. It’s easy to make and a great option to meal prep ahead of time. If you’re looking to get a little extra nutrition you can always try a whole grain alternative or a bean/lentil variation!
Chicken Vegetable Feta Bake Nutrition Information:
Chicken: Chicken is a lean animal protein which provides an excellent source of amino acids (protein). Our bodies use amino acids to repair muscle tissue, which is important to maintain lean muscle mass and prevent deterioration as we exercise and age.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits including heart disease and cancer prevention. Tomatoes also contain vitamin C, potassium and folate.
Feta: Feta cheese originates from Greece and is made from goat and sheep milk. It’s tangy and creamy! It’s a lower “ish” calorie and fat cheese and is a good source of B vitamins, calcium and phosphorus. Don’t like feta? I have also used goat cheese and ricotta in this recipe!
Broccoli: Broccoli is high in many vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, manganese, iron, vitamin C. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant good for immunity and skin health. A 1/2-cup serving of raw broccoli provides ~70% of the DV.
Olive Oil: Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and contains oleic acid and olecanthal known for anti-inflammatory properties and improving heart health.
Check out a few of my other pasta inspired recipes!