Citrus Greek Chicken [+ Video]

Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It’s perfect all year round and you only need one skillet to make dinner in 30 minutes!

 

Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It's perfect all year round!

 

I know this is lame, but I really don’t care for Valentines Day. I think it’s kind of lame. I’d rather spend all year making my husband feel loved. And now thanks to social media it has become even more over the top. Everyone is trying to go big and I’d rather do little things for the family. Then there’s the singles. We’ve all been there. Valentines day is more like singles awareness day than anything else. And the poor men. What pressure they are under to suddenly become romantic.

 

Don’t even tell me to go out to a restaurant either. Heck. No. The lines are ridiculous! Every time we drive past a place and see the wait we think, seriously? Don’t do it!!! Just stay in or celebrate another day!

 

Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It's perfect all year round!

 

I know, I sound crabby, but I just think it’s silly.

 

Our family is big on showing love even if I don’t sound like it. Notes hidden in coats, heart attacked rooms, surprise dates, the list goes on forever. One thing I really enjoy is making a fancier meal and getting the table all gussied up just for our little family. This citrus Greek chicken looks like something you’d be served in your favorite restaurant on Valentines day, but it’s the easiest recipe ever.

 

Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It's perfect all year round!

 

However, I’ve got rules so listen up!

 

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts should not be overcooked. Ever. Here’s a really simple way to have perfectly cooked, perfectly moist chicken every single time.

 

I cringe when I hear about breasts in the oven for an hour or a half hour on the stove top. Please, please don’t do that. Your dinners will be 100 times better if you cook the chicken properly.

 

Marinated meat is an easy way to have flavor without extra calories or effort, but it must have time. We like to marinate our chicken at least two hours or up to overnight. You pick what works for you.

 

And finally, oil packed sun dried tomatoes should always be in your fridge. They are amazing. The end.

Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It's perfect all year round!

 

Why Do You Marinate Chicken?

Marinade adds flavor to meats and makes them more tender.

Marinade allows fluids and seasonings to enter the meat so it will maintain its moisture during grilling and not dry out as quickly.

 

Can You Use Fresh Tomatoes in Place of Sun Dried Tomatoes?

Sun dried tomatoes have a very tart, concentrated flavor which will enhance the flavor of your dish.

However, if you do not have sun dried tomatoes, you can substitute either drained canned tomatoes or fresh plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped.

Or, you can roast tomatoes until they are nearly dry.

 

Citrus Greek Chicken

 

 

 

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Yield: 4

Citrus Greek Chicken

Citrus Greek Chicken

Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It's perfect all year round!

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon McCormick Greek Seasoning (see note)
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced

For the Sauce

  • 3/4 Cup Oil Packed Sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice

Instructions

  1. In a large ziploc bag, add the chicken, olive oil, orange juice, seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Seal and squish the bag all over to coat the chicken.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Heat a grill pan over high heat.
  5. Add a drizzle of olive oil and add the chicken.
  6. Quickly turn down to medium low and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  7. Turn the chicken and cook an additional 6-7 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Remove from pan.
  9. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and orange juice and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes then pour the sauce over the top of the chicken or add the chicken to the pan.
  10. Allow to rest for 2 minutes and serve.

Notes

If you cannot buy Greek seasoning, make your own: 1 Tablespoon Oregano 2 Teaspoons Thyme 2 Teaspoons Basil 1 ½ Teaspoons Rosemary 2 Teaspoons Dill 2 ¼ Teaspoons Dried Parsley 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder 2 ½ Teaspoons Garlic Powder 2 Teaspoons Salt 1 Teaspoon Pepper ½ Teaspoon Marjoram 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 443 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 2343mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Protein: 39g
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Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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23 comments on “Citrus Greek Chicken [+ Video]”

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  2. I want to try this recipe with Shrimp instead of chicken. Have you ever done it with shrimp or any seafood?

  3. Could I bake the chicken if I needed to make 8 breasts at the same time? I’ve made this several times on the stove perfectly and we LOVE it!

  4. You can’t go wrong with sun-dried tomatoes! Looks very flavorful.

  5. Sounds great, but what would you recommend for side dishes?

  6. True, there’s no need to go in restaurant to make the dinner special, we can make it on our own at home. OK, sometimes it is not so special for the cook in charge, because cooking fancy, complex dishes tend to produce stress. You’ve just made the point with this recipe, we need to simplify those home events. Simple ingredients combined with lots of love and everybody will enjoy.

    Love the way you cook the chicken. Nothing can make the dinner special if the meat is overcooked, which happens a lot with chicken breasts. What I usually do is to brown the chicken for 1-2 minutes each sides, then simmer with vegetables covered for 30 minutes.

  7. Can you make this in slow cooker?

  8. I can’t wait to make this! Is the Greek Seasoming a dry mix? I’ve never seen such a thing. Seems I’m always mixing my own. Thank you!

  9. I love these flavors! Sun-dried tomatoes are the best!

  10. This looks and sounds delicious, into next week’s meal plan it goes! Quick clarification though….is the orange juice from the orange or orange juice that you drink?

  11. I am totally with you!! We don’t give each other cards, candy, or gifts but we do give each other love, respect, and honor every single day. After 46 years we tell each other “I love you” every day and say thank you for the small considerations. Your chicken recipe sounds fantastic. Have a wonderful day.