mediterrannean grilled chicken

Mediterranean grilled chicken

Who doesn’t like the smell of chicken on the grill? This Mediterranean grilled chicken recipe takes it to the next level by adding some herbs and garlic that will have everyone salivating while it’s cooking.

It is a popular staple for cookouts, served along with some grilled vegetables and salads.

How long should you marinate?

What makes this chicken flavorful and juicy is a delicious marinade loaded with garlic, lemon and herbs. For the best flavor, you should let the chicken marinate a couple hours, but if you are short on time at least 30 minutes. Don’t let it sit overnight, though, as the lemon juice would break down the meat too much and affect the texture.

Should you eat the skin?

There are several schools of thought out there regarding chicken skin. Yes, crispy chicken skin is delicious, let’s face it, and it’s hard to resist. It makes the chicken juicier and more flavorful. Yes, it contains a lot of fat, and therefore calories. Therefore, if you are trying to lose weight you should probably consume it rarely. However, it turns out that the type of fat in chicken skin is mostly unsaturated fat and heart healthy. In conclusion: chose what’s right for you. If you need to watch your calorie intake, you’re probably better of removing the skin before eating. Otherwise, enjoy! Chicken is an excellent source of protein!

Try this Mediterranean grilled chicken today!

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Baked chicken with shallots

Classic creamy coleslaw

Cilantro lime cabbage slaw

Grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce

The ultimate French carrot salad

Spinach broccoli blueberry salad

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5 from 3 votes

Mediterranean grilled chicken

The juiciest Mediterranean grilled chicken recipe. Take the time to marinate the chicken for a couple hours for the best flavor and texture.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinating time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: easy, grilling
Servings: 4
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix garlic, yogurt, rosemary, thyme, zest and juice of a lemon, salt and pepper.
    mediterranean grilled chicken
  • Gently lift the skin from the thighs and rub a tablespoon of marinade under the skin. Place in a glass dish. Brush the rest on top of the skin. Cover and refrigerate a couple hours.
    mediterranean grilled chicken
  • Grill on medium high heat, skin side up, for 35 to 40 minutes until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean grilled chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
337
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Cholesterol
 
142
mg
47
%
Sodium
 
406
mg
18
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
5
g
2
%
Dietary Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Total Sugars
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin A
 
232
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
18
mg
22
%
Vitamin D
 
0.1
µg
1
%
Calcium
 
43
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
375
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was delicious! I used lemon thyme from my garden for even more lemon flavor. Will be making it again!

  2. 5 stars
    Simply amazing… I love the taste!

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