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Greek Grilled Chicken Recipe

Greek Grilled Chicken
This recipe for Greek grilled chicken is an easy meal to prepare for summer. The chicken is marinated with ingredients such a lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic and fresh herbs. The chicken is then grilled on an outdoor grill. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, I would recommend using an indoor grill pan instead. A lot of the flavor in this recipe comes from fresh rosemary, thyme and garlic. All that you need to go with this delicious chicken is a good sidedish. Enjoy.

Greek Grilled ChickenGreek Grilled Chicken

Greek Grilled Chicken

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Mix well.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag and shake to coat the chicken with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and place onto the grill. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.).

 

Adapted from Littlespicejar

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Grilled Chicken for Tacos Recipe

Grilled Chicken for Tacos
Shredded chicken is great but if you are looking for something different for tacos, try grilling the chicken. For this recipe you can either use chicken breasts or chicken thighs. The chicken is marinated in a homemade taco seasoning and lime juice mixture and then grilled and sliced for tacos. Chances are you probably have a lot of ingredients on hand for this recipe already since it uses very common spices. You can top these tacos with your favorite condiments such as cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole. Enjoy.

Grilled Chicken for Tacos
Grilled Chicken for Tacos
Grilled Chicken for Tacos

Grilled Chicken for Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • juice of half a lime
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine the dry spices and stir until well mixed. In a large bowl coat the chicken breasts with lime juice and olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken in the bowl with the taco seasoning on all sides.  Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat and outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts  and cook for about 4 minutes per-side, or more depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Grill until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.). Remove the chicken from the grill and slice the meat. Use for tacos or burritos. 

 

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Recipe

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
These cilantro lime chicken thighs are great to prepare on the grill for summer. This recipe consists of a simple marinade that gives the chicken an amazing flavor. The main ingredients for the marinade are honey, lime juice and cilantro. A little bit of soy sauce really adds a nice flavor to this chicken as well. You will want to allow the chicken to marinade for at least 3 hours to allow the flavor to develop. If you don’t want to use chicken thighs, you can use breasts instead. Enjoy.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine the lime juice, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Put the chicken thighs into a ziplock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and seal the bag. Place into the refrigerator and allow the chicken to marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight. 
  2. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place onto the grill. Grill the chicken thighs on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F).

 

Adapted from The Recipe Critic

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Cheesy Chicken Burritos Recipe

Cheese Chicken Burritos
These cheesy chicken burritos are loaded with seasoned Mexican chicken, beans, cheese, Pico de Gallo and lime rice. This recipe does require a little bit of work to prepare all of the ingredients but it is delicious. The chicken is prepared in the slow cooker with taco seasoning and salsa. The Pico de Gallo is just a simply combination of tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, onion, salt and lime juice. The lime rice gets a lot of flavor from cilantro and fresh lime juice. To make things even better these burritos are rolled up and then grilled in a pan to help the cheese and add a little crunch. Enjoy.

Cheese Chicken Burritos
Cheese Chicken Burritos

Cheesy Chicken Burritos

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 3 cups cheddar jack cheese
  • 6-8 burrito sized tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime

Cilantro-Lime Rice-

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Pico De Gallo-

  • 3 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cup onion (finely diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded and minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime

 

Directions:

  1. Add the chicken to the slow cooker. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken and pour the salsa over the chicken. Cook for 2 hours on high. When the chicken is done, shred it using two forks and mix the chicken with the juices. Add the juice of 1 lime and a pinch of cilantro and mix again.
  2. Prepare the Pico de Gallo by combining all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and set aside.
  3. In a large pot add butter and garlic over medium heat. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the cooked rice and lime juice, cilantro and salt. Mix until well combined.
  4. To make the burritos—Add some shredded chicken to the center of a tortilla. Top with rice and beans. Add about ¼ cup of cheese and some Pico de Gallo. Wrap and set aside. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  5. Heat a large skillet to medium-low heat. Add olive oil. Add the wrapped burritos, as many as will fit in the pan at time. Heat for 4-5 minutes, turning the burritos every minute so they don’t burn until browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining burritos.

Adapted from Butter Your Biscuit

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