Do you know how to make Greek chicken seasoning? If not, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we won’t just rattle off a list of Greek seasoning ingredients, you’ll also learn how to use your flavor packed seasoning in a very simple grilled chicken dish.
Greek Chicken Seasoning: Learn How to Make the Blend
What you’ll need:
Although recipes can get complicated fast, this one is an exception. It’s very easy to make your own Greek chicken seasoning. Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients listed, you’re good to go. This seasoning blend is not just great with chicken—it goes well with pork, lamb, and fish too. Plus, you can add it to sauces, soups, and marinades!
- 4 teaspoons dried oregano
- 3 teaspoons of each the following:
- dried mint
- ground thyme
- dried minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons of each of the following:
- dried basil
- ground marjoram
- dried minced onion
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, or a pepper shaker. After blending well, store the herb and spice blend in an airtight container to keep it fresh. This seasoning mix yields about six tablespoons. However, you can increase the proportion of the ingredients if you wish to yield more.
Note: This is a simple Greek chicken seasoning recipe. You can always customize your own blend by adding ingredients like salt, pepper, dill, bay leaves, and parsley.
How to Cook Grilled Chicken with Greek Seasoning?
Grilled chicken, marinated in Greek seasoning and fresh lemon juice, can be your go-to dinner recipe! It’s savory, zesty, and aromatic—which is pretty amazing considering that the dish is simple and quick enough to cook on a busy weeknight. Rice pilaf, spiced with just a hint of chili seasoning, pairs nicely with this dish. Learn how to grill chicken with Greek seasoning with these easy steps:
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
For a basic grilled chicken dish with Greek seasoning, you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken pieces
- Between 2 and 3 tablespoons Greek seasoning; adjust if you wish
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- At least 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice; this is adjustable
- 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
Step 2: Marinate the chicken
Combine the Greek seasoning, olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl. Set the seasoning mix aside. Next, place the chicken in a zip-lock bag. Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper. Then add the seasoning mix.
Refrigerate, allowing the flavors to soak into the chicken, for at least 30 minutes. You can extend the marinating period up to 2 hours.
Step 3: Grill the chicken
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Once the grill is hot, cook the chicken for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Or, you can use a charcoal grill if you want your chicken to have a natural smoky flavor. Serve the dish while still warm, garnished with chopped fresh parsley or oregano.
One more tip before we end this post; use Greek oregano. You may add more ingredients to the mix but make the oregano the star. It may be the most widely used herb in traditional Greek cuisine, so, it makes sense for your seasoning mix to feature this flavor!
There’s one dish you should also try if you really enjoy food with Greek seasoning. Watch this video by MyGreekDish and learn how to make chicken souvlaki:
There you have it! Your own homemade Greek chicken seasoning! Since it’s a versatile blend, don’t be afraid to get creative with it and use it on other dishes!
What other herb and spices are you planning to add to your homemade Greek chicken seasoning? Let us know in the comments section below!
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