Flavour explosion in this Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - a perfect easy dinner.
Roasted beetroots are one of my favourite vegetables. They are seriously delicious and go well with a variety of different sides.
When I was younger, the only way I ever had beetroot was either from a jar or in a salad from one of those little vacuum packs of cooked beetroot you can buy. Absolutely nothing wrong with either of those, but roasted beetroot is just on a whole other level of deliciousness.
I can't actually remember the first time I tried the combination of roasted beets and feta, but oh my, it's just something pretty amazing. A pure taste explosion in every mouthful.
Sometimes you also just need that little bit of protein, and chicken is just the perfect choice. Although I tend to choose chicken thighs over the breast, as they just stay much more tender and really take on the flavours of whatever you cook them with.
I love recipes like this Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake that once all prepped is just added all to one tray and baked in the oven. Sometimes you just want a fuss-free dinner, and this is certainly one of them.
You could actually add some potatoes to the dish too, but I love this with quinoa, the nutty flavour of quinoa just compliments this Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake really well. Quinoa is a good source or protein as well as having lots of other healthy vitamins, so if you are looking for something else to try and haven’t tried quinoa, add some to your shopping basket next time you are grocery shopping and give it a try along with this dish.
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- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking Tray
- Frying Pan
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Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake
This recipe is gluten free and Weight Watchers friendly
- 500g/17.5oz of chicken thigh (all visible fat removed), sliced into bitesize chunks
- 500g/17.5oz fresh beetroots
- 1 red onion, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp of thyme
- mixed Italian herbs
- salt and black pepper
- spray oil
- 80g/2.8oz of Feta Cheese
- Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)
- Scrub beets until clean and then slice into quarters.
- Place in an oven proof dish, scatter with the onion and garlic and some fresh thyme and season well with salt and black pepper.
- Spray over the top with spray oil. Place in the oven and roast until a beetroot and onion is caramelised. (approx 35 mins)
- When beetroot is almost done. Season chicken with salt and black pepper and sprinkle with some mixed Italian herbs, spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil, add the chicken thighs and fry until lightly golden on each side.
- Scatter the chicken thigh meat into the dish with the beetroot and crumble your feta cheese over the top.
- Place back in the oven for approx 15 mins until chicken is cooked through.
- Serve with your choice of sides. I served mine with quinoa.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 294Total Fat 13.5gSaturated Fat 5.5gCholesterol 96.6mgSodium 702mgCarbohydrates 16.7gFiber 4.3gSugar 11gProtein 26.8g
I love your recipes, decided to try a new one today I am just prepping it now. I don't often see beets for sale in England and definitely not with any green leaves still attached. I have never cooked with beets before. I bought eight beets, but being unfamiliar with them I am not sure if they are small ones or not, I suspect not, I seem to have a lot of beet and ¼ pieces of are quite large. How much beet in weight would you recommend for this recipe. Also I was unsure about the garlic cloves, do they go into the oven proof dish whole? Thanks
sorry for the late reply, I am not sure on the weight of the beets, but as the are a free/speed food I wouldnt worry about having too much, you just may need to add a bit more spray oil. The garlic cloves go in whole. Hope it worked out for you 🙂
As you could tell I had no experience of cooking with beets. The ones I had, I now realise, were big, I only used four in the end. I also had no idea that they took such a long time to bake. The dish was was nice and could be delicious, however, as I had not allowed enough roasting time for the beets, they were a bit hard. I will make again, but will try & source beetroots from a farmers market, rather than the supermarket,so hopefully smaller & with their greens, and also make sure I roast them for at least 1 hr 30 mins. The beetroot goes so well with the feta. I have been reading how healthy beets are and am amazed, so definitely one to add to the list. 🙂
I've been looking for a recipe using beetroot for a while now as I'm growing a lot of it on my allotment. This one sounded perfect so I made it for lunch yesterday. It was so easy to make and it tasted delicious! I wanted another plate full as soon as I'd finished! Yummy! Will definitely be making this again!
Love this recipe, definitely a regular meal in ourbhouse! Perfect for sp days! Highly recommended!
Hi, can I freeze this dish? I’m looking to batch cook
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
yep this will freeze fine.
Can you use vac packed cooked beetroot in stead of fresh?
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
you definitely need fresh uncooked beetroot for this dish. The vac packed cooked beetroot just won't compare when roasted.
ANGELA JONES says
Hi could this be eaten cold the next day or would it need reheating?
Siobhan (Slimming Eats) says
yes it's fine to eat cold or can be reheated