QUICK N EASY Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts
These Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts are a super flavorful way to make your weeknight meals even easier with an incredibly flavorful, super easy-to-make grilled chicken breast!
Who else loves healthy, simple, fast, and easy dinners? I knew we weren’t alone. Cooking from scratch often conjures up images of slaving away in a kitchen for hours on end. Au contraire, that’s not what it means at all. At least not in this super busy household. That’s why these Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts are a favorite in our house!
There are a ton of pre-made bottled chicken marinades out there that you can buy. But really, making your own takes only a few more minutes than opening a bottle. And it’s so much fresher with perfect flavors for Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts
How long should I marinate it?
At the very least 20 minutes but the longer the better! Basically the longer you let it marinate, the more flavorful it will be! You can marinate it for up to 2 days.
Can I sub-dried parsley?
Yes. For the 6 tablespoons of fresh parsley, you can sub 6 teaspoons of dried parsley.
Do I have to use fresh lemon juice?
Nope – bottled is totally fine.
A easy, healthy, delicious way to grill those boneless chicken breasts!
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Total Time: 35minutes
Servings: 4 people
▢4 chicken breasts 2 lbs chicken total
▢6 tablespoons of olive oil
▢6 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
▢6 large garlic cloves minced
▢6 tablespoons of fresh minced parsley
▢1 teaspoon paprika
▢1 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
▢salt and pepper to season
⭐To a large plastic food storage bag, add olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, paprika, and oregano and give a little mix.
⭐Give the chicken breasts a small slice with a knife or pierce with a fork, and then generously season with salt and pepper on both sides.
⭐Add to plastic bag with marinade. Seal bag and with your hands, mix the chicken and the marinade together well. Place in fridge and let marinate for 20 minutes or up to two days in the fridge (the longer the better!)
⭐Remove chicken from bag and cook on a grill (or in a grill pan on medium high heat) for about 5-6 minutes per side.
⭐Cook until chicken is cooked through and has an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.
⭐Marinate for at the very least 20 minutes but the longer the better! Basically the longer you let it marinate, the more flavorful it will be! You can marinate it up to 2 days.
⭐For the 6 tablespoons of fresh parsley, you can sub 6 teaspoons of dried parsley.
⭐You can substitute dried oregano for 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh oregano, minced.
⭐Lemon juice concentrate is a fine substitution for fresh.
Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg