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Easy Greek Chicken

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Our philosophy here at Living Well Spending Less is that you can never have too many quick & easy freezer meals ready to go, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken!  This tender, juicy Easy Greek Chicken is a snap to throw together but so full of flavor that it feels extra-special.

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!  Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

You can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

Assemble the ingredients for this easy Greek chicken: lemon, rosemary, garlic, seasonings and of course, chicken.

Here is what you need:

2 lemons
1 cup olive oil
8-10 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
 3.5-4 pounds boneless chicken
 

Juice the lemons by hand into a liquid measuring cup.

Step 1: Squeeze lemons to release 2/3 cup of fresh lemon juice.

Use a garlic press to mince the garlic for this easy Greek chicken recipe.

Step 2: Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.

Chop the fragrant fresh rosemary into a fine mince for this chicken recipe.

Step 3: Remove  rosemary leaves from stalk, discard stalk, and chop leaves.

Add the rosemary to the olive oil, lemon and spices to flavor the chicken.

Step 4: Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, cracked red pepper flakes,  seasoned salt, & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags.  (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

Spoon the sauce over the top of the chicken, in a freezer bag over a bowl.

Step 5: Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.

Grill this delicious, moist and flavorful Greek chicken for a yummy dinner.

Step 6: Thaw if frozen.  Grill 7-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired. Alternatively, you can pour contents into slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours, or place in casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

 

Easy Greek Chicken

This juicy, flavorful chicken is sure to be a new family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Easy Greek Chicken
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3.5-4 pounds boneless chicken

Instructions

  1. Squeeze lemons to release 2/3 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  2. Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.
  3. Remove rosemary leaves from stalk, discard stalk and chop leaves.

  4. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, cracked red pepper flakes,  seasoned salt, & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

  5. Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
  6. Thaw if frozen. Grill 7-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.  Alternatively, you can pour contents into slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours, or place in casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

 

Easy Greek Chicken that's delicious, flavorful and moist.

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14 Comments

  1. April 22 at 01:19PM

    This look so good I am going to have to try it. I have been a “watcher” to your page for quite some time now and I have decided that I am going to be a participant. Your recipes don’t sound as hard to prepare as I once thought. I am going to take the plunge and start. I live on a fixed income so think they will fit in just fine. Wish me luck

  2. April 22 at 02:16PM

    Well done! I am Greek and a little judgmental when I see *Greek* recipes.
    Your recipe is subtle, no redundant fanciness and looks so very yummy.
    You made me hungry now! 😀

  3. April 22 at 05:34PM

    Greek chicken is quickly becoming my favorite! I’ve stopped eating red meats about 3 weeks ago and I’m loving chicken and turkey recipes. This looks tasty with rice!

  4. Janelle
    June 21 at 02:38PM

    What rice is it paired with in the picture?

  5. Jan
    November 9 at 07:45AM

    Best chicken dish ever! It is so simple and my entire family loves it!!

  6. Dana Bush
    January 29 at 11:14AM

    This dish will be a repeat at our house. Everyone loved it.

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