Greek chicken summer flavors

I wouldn’t tag myself as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or specifically belonging to a certain food group, but every so often I go through spurts of trying it all out.  This gluten-free dinner was one of those times.  I guess I like to challenge myself when it comes to trying a certain food group.  I could easily cut out all carbs, well almost all, although there are times when I do crave rice and potatoes.  My husband Bert, on the other hand, is a potato-holic, so I have him just bake a potato for himself each time.

Marinating the chicken with garlic, dried oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl I prepped the other veggies.  I spiralized the zucchini. Prepared a salsa for the tomato, cucumber and onion with some red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano salt and pepper.

Greek chicken summer flavors

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 3 tsp dried oregano (divided)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (divided)
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper (divided)
  • 4 chicken breasts (approx 2lbs boneless, skinless)diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 cup cucumber (diced)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 large zucchinis spiralized
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint
  • 1 lemon sliced

Method

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp parsley, 1/2 tsp kosher salt and 1 tsp black pepper.
  2. Add the chicken breasts, toss to coat and place in refrigerator.
  3. Combine the onion, cherry tomatoes and cucumber in another bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk 1 tbsp olive oil with the red wine vinegar and remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp kosher salt.
  5. Pour this mixture over the diced tomato, cucumber and onion, toss to combine.
  6. Remove the diced chicken from the marinade and thread on skewers on a grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes per side.
  7. While the chicken is grilling, spiralize the zucchini noodles, add remaining olive oil to large skillet and saute the noodles for 3 minutes or so.
  8. Plate it up with the zucchini noodles, the salsa, the grilled chicken.  Finally, sprinkle the feta and fresh mint.  Serve with a lemon wedge.

Here you have it, light, flavorful and appetizing.  A summer meal that won’t heat up the kitchen, so you have more time for the patio and that vino 🙂

28 comments

  1. What a perfect summer meal Loretta! And I like how you have explained it in steps so it is an easy meal to make.
    More time with that vino makes perfect sense! Enjoy my dear.

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  2. I love food with a Greek twist especially now as I have been experimenting with Greek salads. Food grilled on skewers is one of my favorite things to grill as the meat (or veggies) cooks quickly. The spiralized zucchini is a great addition and I always enjoy the feta cheese/mint combination 🙂

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    1. It makes for a nice display too with the skewers. Love Greek flavors too, simple, yet so tasty. Olives and feta cheese and mint, wow! I should make a Greek salad right about now 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome Mary. Oh the joys of summer and all the produce we get to pick and choose huh? It’s my favorite time. Just yesterday on FB/Insta I posted a picture of my picks and asked if anyone was as excited as I am to bring home a bounty each week 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha, love it, the next sunny day could be tomorrow or next month 🙂 Whereabouts in Scotland are you? I loved it there when we visited, but I know what you mean about the weather 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful meal Loretta! I could probably give up carbs easier than John too and actually crave veggies. I love this chicken and the greek profile. Neither one of us have been doing well with our eating habits and I’ve been concentrating on getting us back on track. This meal will be a big help!

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