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Tangy Greek Lemon Chicken

1h cook
Tangy Greek lemon chicken
Contents

    This Greek Lemon Chicken weight loss recipe is the perfect balance of tangy and flavorful. The juicy and tender chicken is marinated in a citrusy lemon and herb mixture and then baked to perfection.

    Servings & Nutrition

    Serving Size: 1 chicken breast (including all ingredients)

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 294
    • Total Fat: 16g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Cholesterol: 96mg
    • Sodium: 683mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 1g
    • Protein: 35g

    Ingredients

    • 4 boneless chicken breasts (skinned)
    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • Lemon wedges and fresh oregano for garnish (optional)

    Directions

    • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
    • Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and toss to coat evenly with the marinade.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
    • Preheat the oven to 190°C
    • Transfer the chicken and marinade to a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
    • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
    • Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh oregano (optional).

    Ready to get cooking?

    This Tangy Greek Lemon Chicken is a simple yet delicious weight loss recipe that is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend gathering. The combination of zesty lemon and fragrant herbs creates a flavourful and juicy chicken dish that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This dish is also very easy to prepare, making it a great option for those busy weeknights when you want a satisfying meal without spending too much time in the kitchen. Try it today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use bone-in chicken instead of boneless chicken breasts?

    Yes, you can use bone-in chicken instead of boneless chicken breasts. However, the cooking time will be longer.

    Can I grill the chicken instead of baking it?

    Yes, you can grill the chicken instead of baking it. Simply preheat your grill to medium-high heat and grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side or until it is cooked through.

    Can I use fresh oregano instead of dried oregano?

    Yes, you can use fresh oregano instead of dried oregano. However, the measurements may be different as dried herbs tend to have a stronger flavour than fresh herbs. Use approximately 3 times the amount of fresh herbs as you would dried herbs.

    Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

    You could marinate the chicken ahead of time and set it in the refrigerator overnight to absorb more flavour!