Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken

This was very easy to put together and tasted great. 
The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken

1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon EACH fresh chopped rosemary AND dried oregano (see note)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (not the stuff in a bottle!)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano, thyme, cayenne, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.

Place the chicken breasts in a large zip top bag. Pour the prepared marinade on top, zip the bag and give it a good shake until the chicken is evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for 10 minutes – 2 hours. I like to stick to a 30 minute marinade if possible.

Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat. Spray the grates with nonstick cooking spray if desired. Place the chicken breasts on the grill, discard any leftover marinade. Cook the chicken breasts for 5-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.

Serve immediately, garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

  1. The fresh rosemary can be replaced with 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary.
  2. Boneless skinless chicken thighs can also be used in place of chicken breasts if desired. I have not tested this recipe with bone-in chicken thighs/breasts so please use your best judgement!

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