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4.41 from 10 votes

Greek Grilled Chicken

Lots of fresh herbs like mint, oregano, dill and parsley mixed with lemon juice, olive oil, and red pepper flakes help this Greek Grilled Chicken become a quick, mid-week dinner packed with flavors of the Mediterranean.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: easy chicken dinner, easy weeknight dinner, Greek chicken, grilled chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (See Note 1)

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients and scoop out 1/4 cup to baste chicken. Pour remaining marinade over chicken in a plastic resealable bag. Squeeze the air out of bag and seal. Massage chicken with your hands and allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Heat your grill (350°F) or grill pan over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add chicken to cook.
  • For entire breasts, grill 2 minutes then move a quarter turn to create crosshatch grill marks and grill 2 more minutes. Baste with reserved marinade. Turn over repeat grilling to create grill marks and baste again before taking out of pan.
  • For really thick breasts: if sliced horizontally, cuts grilling time on each side down 2 minutes total SO 2 minutes each side, 4 minutes total time. Thighs 4 minutes each side. Allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with a salad or over rice.

Notes

  1. For really thick breasts, if sliced horizontally, cut grilling time on each side to 2 minutes total. 2 minutes each side, 4 minutes total time. Boneless chicken thighs can be substituted for the chicken breasts. Thighs cook 4 minutes each side.

Nutrition

Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 1073mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32.8% | Vitamin C: 44.2% | Calcium: 15.1% | Iron: 24.1%