The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken

The easiest Greek grilled chicken that’s perfect for weeknight dinners! I serve mine with a side salad and roasted potatoes but this would be great with just about anything!

The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken - 10 simple ingredients in this tender and juicy greek marinated chicken! Loaded with protein and perfect for meal prepping! #mealprep #grilledchicken #greekchicken #greekgrilledchicken | Littlespicejar.com It’s that time again! When we make quick, delicious, easy, and healthy midweek dinners.

Summery, simple to make dinners are kinda my jam right now! Like the simple asian grilled chicken I shared earlier last week. Have you made it yet? It’s so flavorful. And this is the latest addition. Chicken marinated in a marinade made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, chopped herbs, like thyme, rosemary, and oregano, minced garlic, a little olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Herby, light, and citrusy chicken that’s sure to please everyone.

TBH i’m loving this new (new for me, but not for the rest of the world) MEAL PREPPING thing. The hubby is traveling Monday-Thursday for work for the next few months and my previously semi-acceptable dinner consisting of scrambled eggs and popcorn isn’t cutting it anymore. Someone wag a finger at this somewhat grown adult. I need a proper meal! No more brinner (at least not everrrryday!) So doing a little weekend (and sometimes midweek) meal prep and eating smart. And hey, what’s more waistline friendly than this greek grilled chicken? Not much.

Simple dinners with tender, marinated chicken FTW.

The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken - 10 simple ingredients in this tender and juicy greek marinated chicken! Loaded with protein and perfect for meal prepping! #mealprep #grilledchicken #greekchicken #greekgrilledchicken | Littlespicejar.comCount them out, we’re using 123456789! 9 simple ingredients in this greek grilled chicken recipe. And this girl loves her pantry staples so you won’t have to run out and grab a million things to put into this one chicken dinner. Midweek recipes should be kept simple, am I right, friends? As if that wasn’t easy enough, i’m tossing it all in a zip top bag and giving it a good shake and letting it just marinate for 30 minutes before popping it onto an indoor/outdoor grill. I don’t suggest marinating this chicken overnight as we’re using acids that will break down the protein too much. Isn’t that kinda better? While you prepare your sides, the chicken will be ready to pop on the grill.

Tender, juicy, and loaded with flavor, that’s how I like my chicken dinners. And if you’re looking for sides to serve up with this salad, I’ve got a ton of suggestions for you! Keep in mind all of these salads are ideal for preparing ahead of time, just toss in the dressing right before serving!

What to serve with your greek grilled chicken:

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad: Loaded with fresh arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, pine nuts, kalamata olives, basil pesto and so much more! You could even dice the grilled chicken and toss it right into the salad! The flavors would pair beautifully.
  • Spring Couscous Salad with Basil Vinaigrette:  A simple spring salad with feta cheese, fresh parsley, blanched peas, and chopped walnuts and drizzled with the most delicious homemade basil vinaigrette.
  • Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad: Color, texture, and crunch, this salad has it all. I love the combination of carrots, parsley, dates, and golden raisins. This would make one super protein packed meal!
  • Summer Tomato and Cucumber Quinoa Salad: Similar to tabbouleh but made with quinoa, this summer tomato and cucumber quinoa salad is perfection. The salad dressing is light and refreshing. The feta and parsley add a nice little freshness and would be the perfect accompaniment to greek chicken.

And did I even stop and mention that this is the IDEAL recipe to make for all your summer barbecues? YASS! I am not above entertaining with quick and easy dinner recipes.

Bringing you a little midweek winner winner {grilled} chicken dinner.

The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken - 10 simple ingredients in this tender and juicy greek marinated chicken! Loaded with protein and perfect for meal prepping! #mealprep #grilledchicken #greekchicken #greekgrilledchicken | Littlespicejar.com

The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken - 10 simple ingredients in this tender and juicy greek marinated chicken! Loaded with protein and perfect for meal prepping! #mealprep #grilledchicken #greekchicken #greekgrilledchicken | Littlespicejar.com

The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken
Author: Little Spice Jar
The easiest Greek grilled chicken that’s perfect for weeknight dinners! I serve mine with a side salad and roasted potatoes but this would be great with just about anything!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH fresh chopped rosemary AND dried oregano (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (not the stuff in a bottle!)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano, thyme, cayenne, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large zip top bag. Pour the prepared marinade on top, zip the bag and give it a good shake until the chicken is evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for 10 minutes – 2 hours. I like to stick to a 30 minute marinade if possible.
  3. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat. Spray the grates with nonstick cooking spray if desired. Place the chicken breasts on the grill, discard any leftover marinade. Cook the chicken breasts for 5-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
  4. Serve immediately, garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
Notes
[i]The fresh rosemary can be replaced with 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary.[br][br]Boneless skinless chicken thighs can also be used in place of chicken breasts if desired. I have not tested this recipe with bone-in chicken thighs/breasts so please use your best judgement![/i][br][br][b]–[br]© Copyright. All images & content are the sole property of Little Spice Jar. Please obtain permission prior to using my images. If you would like to republish a recipe, please link back to this post and re-write the instructions in your own words.[/b]

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The Easiest Greek Grilled Chicken - 10 simple ingredients in this tender and juicy greek marinated chicken! Loaded with protein and perfect for meal prepping! #mealprep #grilledchicken #greekchicken #greekgrilledchicken | Littlespicejar.com

Calories based on 1 1/4 pounds of chicken divided into 4 servings. The nutritional facts also only include a portion of the marinade as most of it will be discarded! 

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