Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Greek Marinade for Chicken

Friday, June 20, 2014

We recently had grilled chicken for dinner and I'd love to share with you the marinade I made.  This marinade is so easy to make and makes the chicken taste really moist and delicious.  You can marinate it overnight for a really great flavor.


              GREEK MARINADE

GREEK MARINADE

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh lemon juice 
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake well.  Makes enough to marinate 2 to 3 pounds of chicken or fish.  Makes about 2 cups.

* I saw this recipe in the newspaper last week and tweaked it a little.  The recipe calls for fresh oregano and parsley but I used them dried.  It also called for 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes, but I used just 1 teaspoon.

Let me know if you try out this marinade and if you liked it.

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48 comments:

  1. I have all of the ingredients and this sounds so good. We always marinate our chicken before we grill it. I would use a few less pepper flakes, too! lol Hugs, Diane

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  2. I was just trying to make this the other day, and failed miserably. Next time I'm trying yours! (Found you at the Weekend re-Treat party)

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  3. This does sound very good. Thanks for sharing. I followed you over from Lavender Dreamers blog. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Sounds good, and I think this marinade might work as a salad dressing too.
    Have a great weekend Julie!

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  5. Love Greek chicken. Pinned and will give this a try.

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  6. This looks like a really yummy marinade Julie! Can't wait to try it! pinned. Hope you have a lovely weekend:)

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  7. This looks really delicious! I have pinned it for trying over the weekend. =) Thank you! Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

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  8. Thanks for the gift of a marinade for chicken, our favorite to eat.

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  9. Sounds great, Julie. Thanks for sharing; we love to grill chicken and are always looking for good marinade recipes. Take care :-)

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  10. Hey Julie! I eat a lot of baked chicken, so I'll have to try it. I need to grill while it's warm, so I know it tastes good.

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  11. That definitely must be yummy in the tummy!!

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  12. That def. sounds like something my husband would want me to try. Overnight marinating does really make such a big difference sometimes for flavor!

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  13. I have to try this. It sounds delicious. xoxo Thank you.

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  14. Sounds scrumptious & easy to make, Julie! Thank you for sharing it with us!
    xo,
    Lin

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  15. What a neat and easy way to spruce up your chicken! YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  16. Hi Julie,
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome Greek Marinade with us at Full Plate Thursday, this looks so good!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Hi Julie, this looks and sounds super tasty :)

    Thanks for linking up :)

    #CreativeMondays

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  18. I am excited about trying this as we grill chicken a lot! Pinning it now. Thanks. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  19. Adding this to my marinade repertoire! I'm pinning this now, too!! :)

    Stopping over from Teach Me Tuesday party!

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  20. Looks delicious! I will have to try this. I'm always looking for different ways to cook chicken.
    Thanks for posting on the link up.
    God bless,
    Chris
    somuchathome.blogspot.com

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  21. Looks easy and delicious! I will have to give this a try for sure. Pinning! Thanks for sharing!
    found you on the Teach Me Tuesdays linkup!

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  22. Ohhhh yum! Gotta give it a try! Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! - Kristina

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  23. We have been eating a lot of greek lately, found a great little restaurant, but I like to make things at home. I like your tweaks!! Thanks for stopping by this week, I appreciate it. Sorry it took e so long to get here.

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  24. Thanks for coming by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  25. Looks so good! I love everything Greek like this.

    I hopped over from Worthwhile Wednesdays

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  26. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will definitely be giving it a try.
    Ali xx

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  27. This sounds like a great marinade - Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

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  28. Good Morning Julie, I love this marinade as it is one which a dear Greek friend of mine gave me. I grow and dry my own oregano and that certainly gives the chicken an extra delicious flavour.
    Once your friends try this marinade, they will use it over and over again.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  29. Such a yummy marinade. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  30. Visiting your cool blog from social media mixer.. this is a great chicken recipe.. I love greek food. Your Guest Host Maria,, stop by if you have a few

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  31. Lovely greek marinade , love to try it. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  32. Thanks so much for linking up with Teach Me Tuesday @3GLOL last week. Your link up is very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight @8pm CST. http://3glol.net/2014/06/30/teach-tuesday/

    Have a great day!

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  33. This sounds really good Julie. I have everything to make it. Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. Hi Julie,
    I have always enjoyed creating marinades. It makes such a difference in the flavor of food. Thank you for sharing your delectable Greek marinade with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Blog Hop. I appreciate it.

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  35. Yum! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by again today! http://bit.ly/1vvIGjo

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  36. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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  37. Looks delicious!! I love marinating my chicken, and Greek recipes are among my favorites! Thanks so much for linking it up with us at Foodie Fridays!

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  38. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  39. Oh this marinade sounds super yummy! And I have all the ingredients and will be adding it to this weeks menu. I love coming by your blog to see simple and yummy eats. Thanks for sharing Julie and have a wonderful day! Pingxo

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  40. Oh wow! This looks scrumptious. I'm going to print this recipe out and try it next time I make chicken. Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration.

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  41. Yum, yum, yum! Sounds delicious, my friend! I am missing two ingredients or else I would make this for tonight :) I will be adding this to my list for next weeks meals....thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, my friend.

    Hugs!

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  42. This sounds delicious, Julie! I love the addition of the hot pepper flakes and oregano is one of my favourite spices as well. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop. Have a lovely week!

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  43. Julie, this was scrumptious! My hubs is so happy and he loves the grilled corn too! Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs!

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  44. Sounds absolutely delicious, Julie--can't wait to try it--I've pinned it for easy access :)

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  45. This looks yummy. Will be pinning. #HappinessisHomemade

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  46. This looks yummy. Will be pinning. #HappinessisHomemade

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  47. A delicious marinade! We love grilled chicken and I can imagine that this would make it even better! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #4! Have a lovely week!

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