I love Greek food. I reeeeaaaallllly want to go to Greece someday. I don't know if this recipe actually is authentic Greek, but it's very tasty. It actually comes from our good friend, Kirk, in Southern California. We've made this lemon chicken many times - usually grilled in the summer. But this week it has been quite rainy in Oklahoma so I baked it in the oven and it was just as delicious. I served it with a Greek salad, hummus, homemade tzatziki sauce, and pita bread.
Greek Lemon Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt & pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
juice of 2 lemons
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Lightly score each chicken breast with a sharp knife. Put the chicken and marinade in a ziplock bag and marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
Cook slowly on the grill or bake at 400 degrees on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes.
Serve with hummus and/or tzatziki.
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled and finely diced
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Stir all ingredients in a medium bowl to blend. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat. Serve with chicken or pita bread.