So for dinner tonight we decided to make something completely different from what we may normally have. After searching around Pinterest for a while, Jenna found an interesting recipe for Greek Chicken from Budget Bytes. So here is a summary of our version of it.
Greek Marinated Chicken
1 lb of chicken tenderloin (or you could use breast or drummies or any chicken really)
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic (from a little jar of minced garlic)
1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
1 medium lemon
1/2 tsp salt
freshly cracked pepper
1 1/2 dried parsley (the original calls for fresh, we had dried)
Combine the yogurt, olive oil, garlic, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper into a bowl. We used a cheese grater as we don’t have a zester, but put a dash of lemon zest into the mix as well. Squeeze half of the lemon into the mix, stir it all together real well. To marinade the chicken, you can use a gallon plastic bag or a bowl (like we did). Let it marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30 min, we let the chicken marinade for about 40-45 minutes.
After marinading, we baked the chicken in a casserole dish (9×13) in the oven at 375 degrees for 50 minutes and it came out perfect. Always make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperate of 170 degrees.
I decided to serve this chicken with whole wheat couscous and boiled Yellow Potatoes with some diced white onions.
All in all, we have never made a marinade out of yogurt, but I have to admit that it was really, really tasty and I strongly suggest you try it. If you try our variation of the recipe from Budget Bytes, let us know what you thought.