Grilled Greek Chicken

I've made this dinner twice in the past two weeks. That must mean it is pretty good. It is one of those meals that can be customized to the tastes of the diners.

No Thank You Boy and My Middle One eat the grilled marinated chicken all by it self with a side of steamed rice. Very adventurous. I don't think so. My Oldest tops her chicken with some of the tomato, cucumber, olive, and a good amount of feta. Lactose intolerant she is not. My Husband is a good eater. He eats a manly-sized helping of chicken with all the accouterments. I, on the other hand, eat more of the tomato, cucumber, olive and feta and less of the chicken. Watching my girly figure. Not.

This is one of those meals that can be prepared when you have a little extra time in your day. Marinate and grill the chicken, prepare the tomatoes and cucumbers, and crumble the feta. When dinner time rolls around, you'll be a star. Your family will love you even more than they already do. And you can enjoy a glass of wine with your extra time.

Grilled Greek Chicken

2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts or tenderloins
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large tomato, diced
2 kirby cucumbers, diced
1/2 cup black olives
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, ground mustard, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken in a resealable bag and add about 3/4 cup of the vinaigrette. Seal bag and marinate chicken for 1 hour up to 4 hours.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Remove the chicken from the vinaigrette and grill for about 5 - 6 minutes per side for the boneless breasts and 3 - 4 minutes per side for the tenderloins. Remove from grill/pan and cover with foil to keep warm.

In a small bowl combine the tomato and cucumber and add the remaining 1/4 cup of vinaigrette.

To serve, top grilled chicken with the tomato-cucumber mixture, a few olives, and some of the crumbled feta.


Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This looks good and I think I have all the ingredients!

Prudy said...

Can I have a double helping with the Cannelini dip on the side? That looks like a Greek chicken bruschetta. I think that twice in a two week period is a great test of how great a recipe is. I'll definitely try this one; I'm a sucker for all things Mediterranean.

Anonymous said...

last memories of summer eating - looks great. I enjoyed a chuckle at your family descriptions as it's always good to know there are others out there like mine!!

Veronica said...

Why is it that anything that has feta on top tastes so good?? If I find a recipe that all my kids will eat I will always repeat-sometimes in the same week-it's hard to find something they will all agree on. This chicken with feta might just work though.

Jenny said...

Wow, what a perfect looking salad, I love every one of those ingredients! Beautiful!

kat said...

I'd eat that with all the toppings!

Maria said...

Oh yum! We are going to the Greek Festival this weekend. Your photo put me in the mood!! I can't wait to make this at home!

Anonymous said...

This looks great, and the flexibility enables you to cater to the wide variety of tastes at your family table.

grace said...

what a pretty dish! i'll tell ya, those greeks do it right--those ingredients combine to make an amazing meal, to be sure. :)
oh, and would you mind keeping your eye on my girlish figure while you're at it? i can't seem to keep it under control. :)

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

I could serve this if I picked out the different ingredients each person didn't eat, or I could have everyone swap out at the table. I like it all. except cucumbers - they don't like me. Nice job.

Mel said...

I made this last night and it was very yummy and pretty too :)

Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm with you, I could eat all the toppings wit some crunchy grilled sourdough bread. It looks so fresh for summer :)

Teresa said...

This was amazing! I made it last night and everyone raved about it. I substituted red onion for the cucumber and it was delicious. Definitely an new family favorite!

Cynthia King said...

Ok - it's marinating! Thanks for the recipe. I don't cook normally, but I stayed home to watch the inauguration. I'd hate to make my husband cook for me when he gets home!

amycaseycooks said...

griffey and charlie - hope you like the recipe. thanks for stopping by.

btw - I dressed my kids up in the same Halloween costumes as griffey and charlie last year!