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Greek Chicken Marinade

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 

Quick and easy Greek chicken marinade recipe, requiring 10 minutes of prep time and simple ingredients. Makes the best baked or grilled Greek chicken. 

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Calories: 610 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice Fresh
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped or Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Finely chopped or Paste
  • 1 tbsp Oregano Dried
  • 1 tsp Rosemary Dried
  • 1 tsp Thyme Dried
  • 1 tsp Parsley Dried
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika or Red chili flakes Optional
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 4 Chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, dried herbs, salt, pepper and paprika (optional)

  2. Add chicken breasts and mix them around, making sure they are fully coated in the marinade

  3. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour to a maximum of 8 hours. 

  4. When you are ready to grill, use tongs to remove chicken breasts from the marinade and place them on a hot grill. Grill each side for 6-7 minutes OR until the chicken is fully cooked through. 

  5. While grilling, baste chicken with leftover marinade a few times.  Make sure to cook the leftover marinade and reduce it first. 

  6. Remove chicken breasts from grill and place them on a serving dish. 

  7. Garnish with chopped fresh basil.

  8. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 610 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 289mg96%
Sodium 3379mg141%
Potassium 1798mg51%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 97g194%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 32.8mg40%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.