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The Best Marinade For Greek Chicken – Our Top Secret Recipe!

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What To Know

  • Place the chicken on the grill and cook until cooked through, 15-20 minutes per side for breasts, 20-25 minutes per side for drumsticks and thighs.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate or cutting board and tent with foil to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Be sure to save the pan drippings to make an easy chicken jus or gravy to serve over the chicken and rice.

When you think of Greek chicken, the flavors of lemon and oregano typically come to mind. These classic Mediterranean spices pair perfectly with chicken to create a fragrant, flavorful dish that’s simple to make but packed full of palate-pleasing flavors. Here’s an easy 3-ingredient Greek chicken marinade recipe you’ll want to bookmark and make over and over again.

The Ingredients:
• 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 tablespoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 2-3 pounds chicken pieces (breasts, drumsticks, thighs)

The Method:
In a medium bowl or gallon zip top bag, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk to blend the marinade ingredients.

Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, turning to coat all sides. Cover or seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. The longer it marinates, the more flavor the chicken will absorb.

Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.

Place the chicken on the grill and cook until cooked through, 15-20 minutes per side for breasts, 20-25 minutes per side for drumsticks and thighs. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken should read at least 165°F.

Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate or cutting board and tent with foil to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Discard any remaining marinade.

The marinade provides plenty of seasoning for the chicken, so it pairs perfectly with simple sides like grilled vegetables, couscous, orzo, or pita bread. The lemon and oregano flavors combine for a distinctly Greek flavor profile that’s both familiar and flavorful. Be sure to save the pan drippings to make an easy chicken jus or gravy to serve over the chicken and rice.

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I'm Sophia, a cooking enthusiast. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. I'm always looking for new ways to make my food more interesting and flavorful. I also enjoy baking, and I have a special interest in pastry making. I'm always up for trying new things in the kitchen, and I'm always happy to share my recipes with others.

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