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Monday, October 4, 2010

Lemon and Oregano Rubbed Grilled Chicken

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When I put this idea on my menu plan, I accidentally typed out orange instead of oregano.  Boy, was I in a fit when I read what the nights plan was and realized I had not picked up an orange at the grocery store. lol  Normally this wouldn't have bothered me much, but I have been really bad at making my grocery lists lately.  I don't know what it is really, but it never fails, in the last month I have forgotten at least 2 important ingredients when we did our shopping.  Talk about frustrating!  So, after bitching and getting all red in the face, I slowed down a bit, took another look at the recipe and realized...that's not's OREGANO!!!  WHEW... Angry Jenn ran away with her tail between her legs and I FINALLY got on my way with preparing dinner! lol

I loved this recipe.  It was like a lot of chicken recipe I have tried recently.  It was tart from the lemon and mixed with the oregano, it had a wonderful fresh flavor to it.  It was simple to throw together too, always good for a week night! And let's not forget healthy...I mean what else could you want from your meal?  You could also start this in a oven proof skillet, quickly sear both sides of the chicken and then finish off in a 375-400 degree oven.  Believe it or not, I'm still grilling away :)  It's still in the low 100's might be fall, but someone forgot to tell Arizona!!!

Lemon and Oregano Rubbed Grilled Chicken
Adapted from Cooking Light
Printable Recipe 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 lemon cut into 4 wedges
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon water

Squeeze one wedge of lemon over each piece of chicken.  Mix together the zest, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic and water.  Rub all over both sides of each piece of chicken.  Let sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Preheat your grill to medium.  Rub the grates with oil.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and cook 5-8 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees and juices run clear.  Enjoy!


Debbie said...

I love chicken with lemon.....the oregano sounds wonderful with it. I am always forgetting ingredients, except with me it's usually not at the store as often as forgetting to use them in the recipe! Talk about getting mad!

Yenta Mary said...

Those flavor combinations are perfect -- it looks absolutely AMAZING!!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

the constant forgetting of ingredients is how I've acquired such an extensive pantry :) I'm always forgetting stuff and running back to the store, you're in good company! This chicken sounds perfect, lemon and oregano, YUM!! Looks really good too Jenn. Yum yum yummy yum!

Pam said...

Chicken with lemon is delicious and yours looks great. I've done the same with the shopping list. Hate that when it happens! Have a great day!

Pam said...

Great combination of flavors on your chicken.

StephenC said...

Arizona, it's FALL. Chill!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Mmmmm, perfect chicken.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Angie's Recipes said...

The grilled chicken looks perfect! A simple herbal rub goes a long way.

pigpigscorner said...

Oregano goes so well with meat! I can smell the herb from here!

Cheeseboy said...

Orange or oregano - I'd still eat it either way.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is funny. How those typos can send us down the wrong trail! Anyway, this sounds delicious and I love the idea of lemon and oregano. You guys come up with such wonderful recipes for me to try!

Julie said...

That turned out looking really delicious! I think I could eat chicken every day.

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

This looks so delicious. Also, I can't believe it's still over a hundred in Arizona!!!! Oh man. But yay for grilling, at least. Wish I had a grill for this, but I might try it seared/in the oven like you suggested!

Your post below was really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Chris said...

This is a great sounding chicken, Jenn. Even without the "orange", ha ha.