Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken BreastsIs it too soon to be grilling? I know it’s only april but I LOVE grilling year round. During the winter, I usually grill indoor on my stove top grill because grilling meat is so easy and healthy too.

This is my family’s go to grilled chicken breast recipe. Sometimes we dice up the chicken and make it into chicken kababs or cook the chicken in a pan and use the chicken in all different types of dishes.

I used these chicken breasts to make mediterranean inspired chicken rice bowls, which I will  be posting in the next few days. Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts

4.32 from 16 votes
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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic clove crushed in garlic press or finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, paprika, and oregano in large plastic food storage bag.

  2. Pierce chicken with fork several times and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add to bag and coat with dressing, marinate 20 minutes or up to two days in the fridge.

  3. Remove chicken from bag. Grill or broil for about 5-6 minutes per side. Or, cook in a grill pan over medium-high heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

 

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    Comments

    KJ

    THIS WAS SO EASY AND GOT ALL KINDS OF RAVE FEEDBACK WHEN i SERVED IT. The chicken was so moist and flavourful – everyone was asking for the recipe.,

    jainool ahmad khan

    what sauce we can serve with Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breast.

    what is the best sauce and recipe.

    Dan

    “4 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves”

    So is this four pounds of meat?

      Layla

      No, just 1 pound of chicken or about 2 chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally to make them thin thus the 4 halves. Sorry for the confusion!

    KTS

    Possibly the best chicken recipe i’ve ever used!! Chicken was SO moist even though I had to cut into it multiple times to see if it was cooked entirely. This one’s Going In the permanent record!

    Kathy

    WHat a wonderful recipe. Chicken was moist & flavorful. Making this again for company with Rice Pilaf. Thank you!

      Layla

      Thanks for the 5 stars, Kathy! So glad you enjoyed the dish <3

    Randall Clark

    I made this for my wife and I for dinner and she immediately told me that I had to save this recipe. It is very simple yet flavorful. I didn’t marinade for more than 2 hours, but more time would probably have made the chicken even better. Thank you for posting this recipe!

    Susan Dowell

    I didn’t have parsley so I added a teaspoon of dried basil. grilled for 8 minutes on each side after reading comments figured it would be best. perfection so good! sliced 1/4″ thick slices and laid on top a Caesar salad. yum

    elena filimon

    My husband and I love this recipe! so easy and super juicy! best grilled chicken recipe ever!

    DiMple

    Can i use dried parsley instead? Hie much? Thanks!

      Layla

      Yes, you can substitute dry parsley. I would use one teaspoon dry parsley.

    Nicole

    Just had this for dinner and everyone thought it was Fantastic!

    Cori

    This was GREAT! It’s going into my top 20! I cut the breasts in half and took off the tenders. I still felt the interior needed to be a little more cooked. I think the improved moisture increases the cooking time.

    Izze Alessi

    I put four big chicken breasts in the marinade for about 5 hours. Then I grilled them with red peppers and zucchini.

    It took longer than directed, and I had to cut them up into smaller pieces. They were good, but I think they should be complimented with a yogurt sauce. They went well with my tabouleh salad.

    Next time I would cut them into smaller pieces before I put them in the marinade, and make tzasiki sauce to put on top or put it in a salad.

    Sjkchilders

    I made the Mediterranean chicken as tenders (broiled then grilled for a lil’ added char) for my husband last night in a spinach salad & his comment was: “I never want chicken any other way! I could east that chicken every day!!”
    Thank you!!!!!

      Layla

      You are very welcome! Thanks for leaving a review!

    SBO

    Wow! rate for recipe i give 5 star!!

    theoldfatguy

    This looks like a great seasoning for grilled chicken. I will try it!

    The Old Fat Guy