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Greek Grilled Chicken

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Grilled Greek Chicken

Food magazine “Saveur” writes saying, “Greece is the fountainhead of European culture.”

The mysterious Minoans were among the first residents of Greece, arriving around 2700 B.C.

Besides finding wild grapes and making wine with them, they also discovered a bitter native berry they began to cure and press, and if you guessed the olive, you guessed correctly. The olive, and its oil, became the economic foundation of their civilization (Food History Of Greece – Saveur).

Greek Grilled Chicken

Barbecuing food always seems to have a special flavor.

But preparation of what you’re going to barbecue is key to great tasting food.

slits cut into chicken breasts

To prepare the chicken breasts to be barbecued, cut small slits crosswise on 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, being careful not to cut all the way through.

Marinating meat helps to retain its juices while cooking.


Try this Roasted Chicken With Chipotle Cinnamon Orange Glaze using the same method of preparation.


Also, making those slits in the meat before marinading it, makes for awesome BBQ chicken.

A Greek food expert on “About Food”, expresses Greek seasoning as the “quintessential” Greek flavors, which are olive oil, lemon, garlic, and oregano (About Food).


making Greek Grilled Chicken marinade

The Marinade

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon Greek seasoning

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Dash black pepper

In a glass measuring cup or an equivalent vessel, add all 7 ingredients and mix well.


marinading chicken breasts

In a large bowl, while layering the breasts, pour marinade over meat.

Invert a piece of wax paper over the marinated chicken. Place the bowl in the refrigerate for up to 3 hours.


Grilled Greek Chicken on the BBQ

Heat your BBQ grill, and place the meat on the hot grill with flame turned down.

Turn chicken about every 4 minutes. If you are using some thick chicken breasts, it will take about 25 minutes or so to cook the meat to 165 degrees internal meat temperature.


Grilled Greek Chicken

Plate and serve your Greek Grilled Chicken with a side salad or vegetable. Enjoy those “quintessential” Greek flavors!!!


Enjoy our other Greek inspired recipes:

  1. Greek Marinated Chicken with Butter Leaf Lettuce Salad
  2. Greek Yougurt Dill Spread with Ham and Red Cabbage On Wasa Crisp Bread
  3. Grilled Figs and Eggplant Salad with Blackberry and Fig Dressing – (Figs and Eggplant are part of the Greek cuisine)

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