κοτοπουλο λεμονατο Greek lemon chicken
Here we come to Greece!
Greece is located at the southeast end of Europe and it is the southernmost country of the Balkan Peninsula. Greek dish belongs to Mediterranean diet such as Spanish, Italian and Moroccan. This Mediterranean diet is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and olive oil. Because of well-balanced meals, it is known as healthy food and there is a result of research which shows that people eat Mediterranean diet are less likely to get diseases than others.
Another point is that Mediterranean diet is used much olive oil. The Greece is the No.1 producer of olive oil in the world.
Let’s cook easy but delicious lemon chicken and enjoy authentic Greece cuisine!
Ready in: 2hours 25minutes
Prep time:15mins Cook time:10mins Marinating: 2hours
4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves*
1/3 cup olive oil , plus more for brushing grill
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic , minced (1 1/2 Tbsp)
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried rosemary , crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley , for serving
Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound thicker parts of chicken to even thickness.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary and season with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper).
Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, pour in olive oil mixture. Seal bag while pressing air out. Rub marinade over chicken. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate 2 - 5 hours (rotate bag and move chicken around halfway through if possible).
Preheat grill over medium-high heat (to about 425 - 450 degrees F).
Brush grill grates lightly with olive oil. Place chicken on grill, close lid, and grill about 4 minutes per side, or until chicken registers 160 - 165 degrees F in center of chicken on an instant read thermometer.
- Let chicken rest 5 minutes, garnish with fresh parsley then serve immediately.