Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lemon & Oregano Chicken

If you are looking for a light and refreshing chicken recipe for the summer months, this is it. The zestiness from the lemon mixed with the earthy flavor of oregano really combines to pack a punch.

Recipe yields 5 servings

2 lbs chicken breast, pounded
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp oregano
4 garlic cloves
1 large lemon
3 tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (I cooked mine in the oven, but you could also cook them on the grill!) In a small bowl, combine olive oil, oregano and salt. Add juice and zest from one large lemon. Add 4 cloves worth of garlic paste. Combine all ingredients well.

Add chicken to a large ziploc bag. Pour in marinade. Close bag and mix until all chicken is coated. Let marinade at room temperature for 30-45 minutes.

 Remove chicken from bag and place on a baking sheet that was prepped with cooking spray. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip chicken and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes. (Cooking times may vary, chicken is ready when it is no longer pink inside!)

Remove from oven and place on a serving dish. Serve with your choice of sides and enjoy!

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