Nestled under the warmth of the Mediterranean sunshine, Greek Chicken offers a taste of Greek tradition that I just love to share with my circle. This dish, brimming with the zest of lemons and the earthy punch of herbs, is a staple in Greek cuisine. It whispers tales of family gatherings and long, laughter-filled tables. Whether you’re yearning to switch-up your dinner routine or transport your senses to the flowery coasts of the Aegean, this mouthwatering recipe promises a delicious adventure, right in the comfort of your own kitchen.
To embrace the full Mediterranean spirit, serve this Greek Chicken alongside a fluffy bed of rice or roasted potatoes, sprinkled with a touch of oregano. A crisp Greek salad, brimming with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and a generous crumble of feta cheese, can balance the plate with its freshness. And don’t forget a side of warm, grilled pita bread for sopping up all those delightful juices.
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Greek Chicken
Servings: 4
Ingredients
– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– Juice of 2 lemons
– 4 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 tablespoon dried oregano
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– 1 lemon, sliced (for garnish)
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Directions
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, and paprika. Season generously with salt and pepper to create our marinade.
2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow baking dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Make sure each piece is well coated. Seal or cover, and let it reside in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for an even deeper flavor.
3. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove chicken from the marinade and place in a baking dish.
4. Bake for around 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Trust your meat thermometer here—a safe internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Once done, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. This is our little secret to ensure every bite is as juicy as it gets.
6. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and a sprinkle of chopped parsley to fancy up your plates just a touch.
Variations & Tips
– For an even more robust taste, add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the marinade. It deepens the flavors and adds a hint of sweetness that’s just divine.
– If your flock includes little ones cautious about bold flavors, you might consider reducing the amount of garlic and oregano for their servings.
– You can also cut the chicken into strips or cubes before marinating, making it perfect for skewering— a hands-on, fun way for kids to enjoy their meal.
– To keep supper exciting for all, consider making Greek Chicken wraps with a dollop of tzatziki, fresh veggies, and crumbled feta wrapped up in a pita. It’s a whole new way to savor these flavors and perfect for a fuss-free family dinner.

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