Greek Chicken Marinade
How to Make greek chicken marinade
This garlic, lemon, and oregano Greek marinade can be used for chicken that's grilled, baked or pan-fried and is great any which way you choose.
Total Time : 50 Min, Prep : 5 Min; Cook : 15 Min
Marinate the chicken 30 minutes
Ingredients for greek chicken marinade
1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large breasts)
⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic , pressed or minced
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place the chicken pieces in a freezer bag or a bowl and set aside.
Add the Greek yogurt and olive oil to a medium size bowl.
Zest one of the lemons and add to the bowl.
Juice that lemon into the bowl with the zest.
Slice the other three lemons and set aside.
Add the minced garlic, oregano, kosher salt and
black pepper to the lemon juice and zest and stir.
Pour half of the marinade into the freezer bag or
the bowl with the chicken pieces and
reserve the other half of the marinade for basting.
Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
When ready to grill,
prepare the grill by lightly oiling the grate with vegetable oil or
cooking spray and set to medium high heat.
Grill the chicken, basting with the reserved marinade and
turning often so each side browns and has light grill marks,
until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes or
until the chicken juices run clear.
During the last 5 minutes of cooking add the 3 sliced lemons to the grill,
turning once or twice.
Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and
serve with the grilled lemons.
Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days.