This delicious Greek Marinated Chicken recipe has been floating around Pinterest for awhile now, and for good reason! It is so simple to put together and the results are amazing.
Cast of characters, minus the chicken...
This recipe calls for a yogurty garlicky marinade which flavors the chicken for a few hours. I marinated my chicken for about 5 hours. Grab a small bowl and mix the yogurt and olive oil. I use regular yogurt and it works just fine, but plain greek yogurt will work out just as well.
Then add the spices..
Once the sauce is made, the fresh ingredients are chopped and added to the marinade. As you will see, I am what I call a "chunky chopper". I love a big chunk of garlic. You can chop yours as large or small as you please.
Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the marinade and then add the zest of the lemon.
Whisk all the ingredients and grab your chicken.
The recipe calls for 3-4 lbs of chicken pieces. I have now made this recipe about 3 times and I have used all sorts of chicken piece combos. For this particular night, I used 6 chicken thighs (half with skin on), and 1/2 lb of chicken tenders. But, I have used all chicken breasts before and it turned out perfect.
Add the chicken to a large ziploc bag and add the marinade. Mush (yes, mush) around the chicken pieces until they all are well coated in the marinade. Then pop in the fridge for a few hours!
Once you are ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add the chicken to a casserole dish. The marinade should stick to the chicken pretty well. Squeeze out the remaining marinade over the chicken.
Bake for 40-50 minutes and voila! yummy Greek Marinated Chicken! The casserole dish will be filled with a lot of clear liquid. I let the chicken sit for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a serving dish.
This dish is so great for many reasons. It is such an inexpensive way to eat chicken with amazing flavor. The ingredients are probably laying around your kitchen anyway. Like I said, this is round number 3 with this recipe and it is pleasing every time!
Served with cheesy potatoes..
Greek Marinated Chicken
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