One-Pan Basil Halloumi Chicken



2 chicken breasts
1 8oz block of halloumi cheese
2 cartons red cherry tomatoes
4 large leaves Basil
2 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 tsp pepper (or to taste)
1/3 cup olive oil

Basil Oil:
1/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves
2 large handfuls of basil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Juice from ½ a lemon

Preheat your oven to 350˚F / 175˚ C

Turn the block of halloumi on its side and cut it into 3-4 even slices. Set aside. Pour the olive oil, salt, and pepper into a large plastic bag. Put the tomatoes and chicken in and massage until everything is evenly coated in the seasoned oil. Dump everything onto a foil lined baking sheet. Top the chicken with the large basil leaves and then the slices of halloumi.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350˚, then turn on the broil setting and cook for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and the chicken is cooked. (note: oven times vary, especially broil so keep an eye on it!) Take the chicken out and let it rest on a plate and continue to cook the tomatoes for 10 more minutes back on 350˚ F. (They will become super sweet and have a great concentrated tomato flavor!)

Meanwhile, add the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice to a blender and blitz for 30 seconds. Next add the basil and blitz until it’s the consistency of pesto, about 30 seconds.

Recipe by Claire King

Music provided by Audio Network


  1. Tried making this last night! Huge success, everyone loved it 🙂 I also had pasta with it as not everyone was a fan of tomatoes. Everyone was so full! Nailed it!

  2. they massage that salt pepper and oil mixture into that chicken as if the marinade has something in it that’s gonna make it taste like anything but salt and pepper….

  3. hey Tasty how do you film like this? and what do you use for the lighting? And guys please help me to improve my videos. go check them out and say what I can do better

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