Yay! i'm so excited, this is my first post. I didn't come up with this recipe entirely. Nor is it genius by any means, but this simple recipe is yummy. I went on allrecipes.com to get inspiration for a craving of greek chicken that I had tonight and came across a recipe that called for balsamic vinegar and lemon. So I took those two ingredients and threw in other yummy greek-style ingredients and made this marinade for chicken although I didn't actually marinate this chicken. I'm usually deciding what we'll eat for supper an hour before it's time to eat so marinating is not my thing.
That's just me, never planning ahead of time and usually trying to find something great to eat that requires very little effort. And this is one of them, very easy and very much worth the effort if you don't want to drive out and spend money at a greek restaurant. I made this tonight for my husband M and for my gong-show parents. I call them a gong-show because whenever they come to visit (they're from out of province) they have the funniest-shake-your-head-at-them stories of how they went from point A to B in my Big city. Yes, they're from a Small town, so watching them navigate the Big city is quite funny, and cute. So this is my Momma loves this Greek-Style Easy Chicken because after a long day at the Aquarium with my two little ones I made a quick supper that ended up as this. And my momma loved it, and so did I. So here it is.
2 big skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tbs grapeseed oil
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 - 1 squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp garlic puree
1/2 minced sprig of rosemary
big pinch sea salt
big pinch black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Mix the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and spices into a medium sized bowl. Cut meat into 1-2 inch cubes then place the meat into the bowl mixture. Mix everything together and marinate for a few hours in the fridge or if you're like me and you never plan ahead of time, then pierce the meat on the skewers and cook right away. Add some onions and other veggies if you want to dress up the skewers. Place skewers on a square cake pan so that they rest on the edges of the pan so that the meat doesn't touch the bottom. Place cake pan with skewers in oven at 425 degrees farhenheit. Should be cooked in about 20 minutes. Could be 30, so check your meat after around 20 minutes. Always cut your biggest piece of meat in half to see if it's cooked throughout. Enjoy with your favourite tzatziki sauce and yummy lemon potato wedges.
Makes 5 skewers, feeds 3-4 adults.