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This recipe for Greek lemon chicken is marinated chicken that's been grilled to perfection and topped with a bright and delicious tomato and olive relish. The perfect dish for entertaining! #MyNewSaturday #GoogleExpress #ad
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Greek Lemon Chicken

This recipe for Greek lemon chicken is marinated chicken that's been grilled to perfection and topped with a bright and delicious tomato and olive relish. The perfect dish for entertaining!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword greek lemon chicken, lemon chicken, tomato relish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 351kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 11/4 pounds thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the tomato relish

  • 1 cup seeded and diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: lemon wedges, parsley sprigs

Instructions

  • For the chicken:
  • In a large resealable bag combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Seal the bag and shake to mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Add the chicken to the bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • For the tomato relish:
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. This can be made up to 4 hours in advance.
  • To serve:
  • Place the chicken on a platter and spoon the tomato relish over the top. Serve with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs for garnish if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g