Juicy Greek Grilled Chicken Recipe
Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean with this juicy Greek grilled chicken. The classic marinade is made with lemon, herbs and spices and is so easy to put together!
- 2 lb chicken breast boneless skinless
- ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
- 2 lemons juice of
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
In a bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Add chicken to the marinade and make sure each piece is well coated. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight.
When you're ready to grill, take the bowl out of the fridge and place it on the counter. Heat the gas or charcoal grill to about 400°F.
Once the grill is hot, take the chicken breasts out of the marinade using tongs and place them on the grill. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for about 6 minutes on the other side. The chicken is ready when juices run clean, it's no longer pink and the internal temperature registers at 165°F.
Let the chicken sit for 5 minutes then slice and serve.
- Make sure to take the chicken out of the fridge when you turn on the grill. When the chicken is not 100% cold, it cooks evenly and quicker.
- If you don't have an outdoor grill: Once the chicken is marinated, take it out of the fridge and place it on the counter. Heat a grill pan or a skillet over medium heat. Pour in one tablespoon olive oil and place the chicken in the pan. Cook for about 7-10 minutes on each side until fully cooked.
Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 932mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg