Friday, March 11, 2016

Very Greek Grilled Chicken~

The weather here has been gorgeous this week, sunny and temps in the 70s! Bring on Spring!!!  However, not looking forward to losing an hour of sleep this weekend, but if that is the price to pay for more daylight hours then I guess I'll get over it (eventually).

With the warmer temps brings lighter meals on the grill. If it is still cool in your neck of the woods, most can be prepared using a grill pan or in the oven as well.

This is another recipe I found on Pinterest.  We try to alternate our proteins and have one meatless dish per week.  I have found Pinterest to be a great source for healthy, light meals using a variety of meats.

Very Greek Grilled Chicken

6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (adjust for how many you are serving, we used 2 but still used the entire amount of marinade for great flavor)

1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest or 1/4 tsp. dried lemon zest (or use a little more lemon juice if you don't have lemon zest)
1 tsp. Greek seasoning (we found several brands readily available at the grocery store)
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. dried oregano
black pepper to taste

Trim all visible fat from chicken breasts.  Make small crosswise slits about 1/2 inch apart down the length of each chicken breast to help the marinade penetrate the meat.  Put chicken in a single layer in a Ziploc bag.

Combine marinade ingredients and pour over chicken.  Marinate in the refrigerator 6-8 hours or all day if desired, if you don't have that long to marinate, increase the lemon juice a bit.  (We marinated overnight, and they were quite flavorful).

Preheat grill to medium-hot and grill chicken 20-25 minutes, or until well browned and firm but not hard to touch.  Cooking time with depend on method you choose and heat of the grill/pan/oven.

The chicken would be great on a salad as well, so you might consider making the entire recipe if only cooking for 2, and get two meals out of it.

The original recipe can be found here.  While hubby and I love to cook and do come up with many of our own recipes, I do like to give credit where credit is due.

We served the chicken with Mediterranean style veggies.  Y'all these are frozen, in a bag, from Whole Foods.  Loaded with color and a great blend of flavors. It makes for a quite weekday meal.



Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I just discovered Greek seasoning a few years ago and now it's a staple around here. We put it on a lot of things. This sounds like a great recipe. I know my hubby is itching to start up the grill this week, so I'll have to share this with him. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Sounds delish! I love those veggies too. It's getting time to have lighter meals isn't it?


Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

I dislike springing forward, too--it's always so painful! :) We did pizzas on the grill last night; I'm really looking forward to being able to cook out more now that the weather's warming up. Have a great Sunday!