Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Hi Everyone!

Stop the presses!!!!  I have some shocking news!  Hope you’re sitting down for this!   My Husband ate chicken with tomatoes!  Yes, I did it!  He actually did!  I am still shocked!  I didn’t make a big deal or anything about it at dinner, but inside I was laughing and I couldn’t believe my eyes!  However, with one of the most flavorful chicken dishes I have ever made, I can see why he chose to have tomatoes with it!!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

I made Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with the most flavorful Mediterranean salsa ever.  I was inspired to make this dish by the huge package I got last week from Star Fine Foods.  They asked if I wanted to sample some of their products and I said ok, not realizing they would send me a gigantic box of goodies.  If you follow me on Instagram, I took a picture of the package.  I was shocked and excited to make some great new dishes like this super easy chicken dish!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

I marinated my chicken in garlic infused red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil , oregano and the key ingredient for extra moist and tender chicken, plain greek yogurt.  I love marinating my chicken in yogurt, it always turns out wonderful.  I don’t know what it is about the yogurt, but  on your next chicken dish, marinate it for at least an hour or two with yogurt.  It’s crazy moist and it doesn’t curdle when you cook it.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

For the topping I made a fantastic Mediterranean salsa, that consists of tomatoes, sweet bell pepper, cucumber, black olives, fresh basil, oregano, scallions and goat cheese.  When I let the salsa sit in the fridge for a few hours the goat cheese melted and made the salsa creamy.  If you don’t like or have goat cheese, feta cheese will work too. That was my original intention, but I was out of feta, plus I heart goat cheese.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

This dish is very quick to make, I let everything marinate for two or so hours, however, if you make this in the morning and let it sit all day I am sure it will be just as good! Plus if you make extra salsa, you can reserve it to top on crispy french bread or place in a pita.  I had some left over, but I ended up eating it, simply plain.  Makes for a great snack!!  Low calorie and healthy!!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

For a little added bonus, I drizzled just a little bit of balsamic glaze over the top of the chicken for an added savory punch.  My Husband skipped out on the balsamic, since he’s not the biggest fan of balsamic vinegar, but I am, and I love it!!    My Husband is all into the olives.  He was picking through the salsa trying to get all the black olives.  When he saw the olives Star Fine Foods sent me, he asked, like a little kid, can I have some.  I said, ok, but don’t eat them all.  He said he left me four olives, I don’t know if that is true, I haven’t looked.  Silly man!!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 12 oz chicken and 2 cups salsa

Serving Size: 3 oz chicken and 1/2 cup salsa

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

The most tender flavorful grilled chicken topped with a tomato and cucumber salsa.

Ingredients

  1. 12 oz chicken breasts, split in half or flattened
  2. ***Marinade***
  3. 3 tbsp. garlic in fused red wine vinegar
  4. 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  5. 1 tsp. oregano, dried
  6. 1/8 tsp. pepper
  7. 1/8 tsp. salt
  8. 2 tbsp. greek yogurt, plain
  9. ***Mediterranean Salsa***
  10. 1 large tomatoes, seeded, diced small
  11. 1/4 cup sweet red bell pepper, diced small
  12. 1/2 cup cucumber, diced small
  13. 10 black olives, sliced in half
  14. 1/2 oz. goat cheese or feta cheese, crumbled
  15. 1/2 tsp. oregano
  16. 1 tsp. fresh basil
  17. 1 pinch salt
  18. Optional: Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a shallow bowl; set a side.
  2. In a bowl, add all of the marinade ingredients, mix until combined. Pour over chicken. Cover chicken and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the salsa, add all the salsa ingredients together, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Set grill over medium heat.
  5. Place chicken on grill and cook for 5 minutes; flip chicken and cook for about 3 minutes or until no longer pink.
  6. Serve salsa over top of chicken and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Notes

If you do not have garlic infused wine vinegar, add about 1/4 tsp minced garlic to the marinade.

calories per serving: 134.2, Fat: 4.5, Cholesterol: 50, Sodium: 124, Potassium: 125, Carbs: 2.9, Fiber: .07, Sugar: .03, Protein: 21.3

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Well that’s it for me, again I don’t have my glasses, so I hope these pictures aren’t to fuzzy or bright.  I hate not having my glasses.  I think I’ll walk to the store and pick up a pair of those cheap reading glasses.  So for the rest of my day, I guess I’ll be cooking because I don’t need to read a computer for that!

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Comments

  1. I’d eat it as well, I like meat with vegetables, so healthy. And olives give an extra taste.
    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today recently posted…Bowl of greens with poached egg and parmesanMy Profile

  2. I love marinating my chicken in yogurt too. It really does keep it moist. And this salsa sounds so good, of course anything with goat cheese couldn’t possibly be bad.
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  3. I love the salsa you added here, Jennifer. It looks so delicious! So awesome that you could get your hubby to enjoy it, too! I’ve never understood those crazy anti-tomato folks! ;)
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  4. Beautiful! I love the Mediterranean flavors!
    Marie @ Little Kitchie recently posted…crockpot honey mustard brisketMy Profile

  5. Just saved this recipe! I am always looking for new ways to serve chicken and I LOVE anything Greek/Mediterranean! :)
    Amy @ Fun With Family and Fitness recently posted…The first few pagesMy Profile

  6. Simple, fast, delicious!!! What more can anyone ask for!
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  7. This dish DOES look incredibly flavorful, and healthy! I am always in need of new chicken dishes (I tend to stick with the same stuff every week, how boring is that!!). Thanks :D
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen recently posted…Lemon Pistachio Stuffed ArtichokesMy Profile

  8. I wish I could get my husband to eat something like this! This is the perfect summer meal!
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  9. Looks like a great simple salad for either lunch or dinner. Its nice and colorful making it even more appetizing :) Every ingredient used in here is something I could gobble down any day of the week.
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  10. Oh, I could easily do this with tofu! YUM. The pictures look so yummy!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Be sure to stop by to see who the winner of our So Lucky GF Basket is! We are ALSO having a fantastic giveaway this week to kick off Celiac Awareness month! :)

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com
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  11. This is what was for dinner tonight (and will be lunch twice this upcoming week). YUM! No balsamic glaze, so just used regular old balsamic and omitted the basil–didn’t feel like going outside in this heat wave we’re having. I added some diced red onion to the veggies. YUM YUM YUM thanks for a great recipe!

  12. This sounds amazing. Definitely going to try it!

  13. Hey! Thought I would stop by and tell you this dish is AMAZING!! I made it tonight and we loved it. I made a few small changes (I used fresh mozzarella cheese, orange pepper and added garlic and lime to the salsa) just to jazz it up a bit. It is so good! This post will be live tomorrow morning at 8am! http://foodgurly.com/2014/02/21/mediterranean-grilled-chicken/, be sure to check it out!! :)
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