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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Citrus Greek Chicken
Simple marinated citrus Greek chicken with a two ingredient sauce. It’s perfect all year round!
- 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
- In a large ziploc bag, add the chicken, olive oil, orange juice, seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic.
- Seal and squish the bag all over to coat the chicken.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Heat a grill pan over high heat.
- Add a drizzle of olive oil and add the chicken.
- Quickly turn down to medium low and cook for 6-7 minutes.
- Turn the chicken and cook an additional 6-7 minutes or until cooked through.
- Remove from pan.
- 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.
- Allow to rest for 2 minutes and serve.
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
Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 500 Calories
- Total Fat: 25.3g
- Cholesterol: 198.6mg
- Carbohydrates: 3.4g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Sugar: 1.8g
- Protein: 61.5g