Thanks for sharing Susanna! Did you find a solution that works for you too? Leave your recipe idea in the comments below, or here are a few to think about making too. I usually can’t eat leftover chicken because it has a really weird taste to me, whether I reheat it or eat it cold, so my husband is usually stuck with all chicken leftovers. Depending on the flavor profile of your marinade, choose an oil that compliments it and boosts the flavor even more, like: The real secret to tenderizing any cut of meat or chicken is adding yogurt or buttermilk to the mix. I made this recipe and your Greek Salad recipe last night and served it with homemade focaccia bread topped with cherry tomatoes from my garden (which was also used in the salad. Still says one lemon?? It was still really tasty! Mix the marinade ingredients together, then immerse the chicken in a shallow bowl with the marinade, or in a zippered freezer bag. I actually like it with less lemon as it’s thicker and great to add to the chicken after it cooks. It might sound like a good idea to baste your chicken or meat with the same marinade, but there’s a trick to keeping it healthy if you do. Zest one of the lemons and add to the bowl. Categories: chicken and turkey, dinner, family friendly, healthy, lunch, meat and seafood, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Recipes, recipes, sauces and condiments, seasonal : fall, seasonal : spring, seasonal : summer Tags: chicken, greek, grill, grilled, lemon, marinade, oregano, yogurt. Same! Flavoring and tenderizing chicken in a marinade is a no-brainer, but there are a few tricks to doing it right. My husband asked for this recipe to go in heavy rotation! More mild than some other raw enzyme acids from ingredients like pineapple or papaya, yogurt and buttermilk are a perfect tenderizer for chicken because they won’t make the protein mushy. The marinade will go a long way :) It may not be as strong but you can add it ot as much chicken as you need. This recipe is awesome!! I will definitely be making this regularly! I also find that this marinade tastes especially great when the meat is grilled. jusecu jusecujusecufdsv jusecu, I am Dairy Free – is there something else I can substitute the greek yogurt with. This chicken doesn’t take long at all to marinade! I add a pinch cinnamon and pinch coriander sometimes to change it up. This was phenomenal! Made with lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs, this chicken marinade takes just minutes to whip together and calls for only a handful of fresh and healthy ingredients. Instructions Combine the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, herbs and sea salt and pepper in a bowl. Greek Chicken Marinade. It was so good. I doubled the recipe both times, and the first time i found the lemon juice a bit too strong. The only thing I left out was grilling the lemons at the end, due to time. So glad you liked it Alice, and thanks for the 5 star rating! This is so delicious! I don’t marinate the chicken longer than the 3 hour mark so the chicken doesn’t becoming mealy. Here you can browse hundreds of incredible family-friendly recipes covering dozens of diets, courses, and cuisines. I did use less lemon though. You ready for the best? This versatile Greek Marinade is loaded with authentic Mediterranean flavors like garlic, lemon, oregano, and olive oil.The greek yogurt base keeps things extra moist and juicy on the grill. I read the comments to figure it out. I am a bit reluctant to add the juice of three more lemons, as I think it could be lemon over-dose and could make the marinade too citrusy and runny. How much does this make? Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for 2 to 5 hours. We just used the one lemon- missed the instructions in the comments down here, and it was perfect imo. I will definitely make this again. Can the chicken be in the marinade longer than 3 hours? always in the market for a new chicken marinade since it’s one of my regular proteins, so love this version, have never made a Greek version, especially one that’s a butter to my nutter, etc, thank you, Thanks for your amazing receipe. 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (roughly 2 large chicken breasts) It takes way more than 20 minutes to cook, though. Hi Nancy, the marinade will keep for quite a while when refrigerated. However, to be safe…keep it at a week. If this is a question you often ask, take our brief quiz and we’ll share a recommended recipe favorite with you. Your email address will not be published. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon … Or saute the chicken? So glad it worked for you Dana. Thanks for sharing. Guess I’ll just wing it and go with 4. Thank you. The chicken was very flavorful but a tad dry. Wanted to reply to say that Ive just kicked out the dairy [in other similar recipes] and it was great. . Whether it’s vinegar, wine, or a citrus juice like lemon or lime juice, acid helps break down the connective tissue in meats, and creates a more tender bite. Ice days and quick pan seer in my cast iron pan on rainy days or when i just don’t feel like dealing with mosquitos it is delicious always This was INCREDIBLE! Tzatziki Sauce Recipe (How to Make Tzatziki), 20 Minute Chicken Gyro Recipe with Tzatziki, Mediterranean Baked Fish with Artichokes and Olives, Warm Baked Brie with Savory Roasted Cranberries, Thicker chicken breasts will take longer to cook. Read my, If you try a recipe, please share it using the hashtag #theforkedspoon or by tagging @theforkedspoon on. skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large breasts). Will have to give this a go! THere is no complaints, my family And I loved it. Wow and u don’t get a big chunk of anything. I’ve made this recipe at least 5 times for different people. Hi! So I put it on her salmon for tonight. Your email address will not be published. Zest one of the lemons and add to the bowl. I usually plan on 40 minutes now, and it’s great. That sounds SO good on Salmon too! It still feels like summer in my neck of the woods, even as everybody’s thoughts are turning to fall. I added a can of sliced olives because I’m a olive lover and a half tsp granulated garlic. This is by far the easiest and greatest chicken marinade. It’s easy and it’ll definitely be in rotation! As always, thank you for reading and supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. I do something similar at home, except I don’t always use the Greek yogurt. My husband said this is the best chicken we’ve made. See my post for the best baked chicken here for cooking instructions. Could I use this marinade with a pork tenderloin? I chopped up the chicken and we put into warm pita bread with tzaziki, tomatoes, lettuce and a little feta cheese. I substituted sour cream for the yogurt because I didn’t have any. Aka mom, wife, chef, and travel-obsessed photographer. looks yummy Heidi. Thank you for the 5-star rating Cindy! I used chicken tenders and put them on skewers. I wonder if sour cream could be subbed for the greek yogurt in the marinade? Leave a  rating on this recipe below and leave a comment, take a photo and tag me on Instagram with #foodiecrusheats. My picky 6 year old ate every bit of the chicken. Can I bake this in the oven if I do not have access to a grill? During the last 5 minutes of cooking add the 3 sliced lemons to the grill, turning once or twice. I marinated mine for a longer time, about 6 hours, and cooked them in my Air Fryer. If you want the chicken to brown, take it out of the marinade first. Can’t wait to try! My husband and I have issues with acid reflux. prep right now can’t wait to try this recipe. You can also grill an extra lemon to squeeze on top if you’d like. You’ll want to set some aside first. Hi Jackie, thanks for catching that. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours in the refrigerator. Probably the best chicken. We’re in our 30s and cook pretty regularly. I have made this recipe at least two dozen times now and everyone loves it. The marinade made the chicken so tender, flavorful and juicy on the grill.