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Greek Chicken
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:08:26 AM »
In light of prices going up, I find myself purchasing more whole chickens.  I don't really care for chicken and that presents a bit of an issue.  I like it grilled, so I thought, what the heck.  We butchered a whole chicken, and then I marinaded it for a little less than 8 hours.  The recipe said 8 hours or overnight, and I think next time I will marinate for longer. 

Marinade:

1/2 cup olive oil
juice of 2 lemons (I used three)
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme (mine isn't ready to cut yet, so I added a little more of the above)
3 chopped cloves garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Marinate for a long time and grill. 

It wasn't bad, I will make it again.  I served it with grilled summer squash packets, yellow squash and zucchini chopped, with tomato, olive oil, lemon juice and feta cheese wrapped in tin foil.  And The Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes. 



 
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 09:17:55 AM »
I made a quick & easy version of chicken cacciatore last night.

Season chicken (whatever normal parts you care to use, like things, breasts, legs, etc) with salt, pepper, garlic & italian seasoning blend.
Bake in oven until skin is crispy golden brown.
In a separate deep covered pan, like a dutch oven. mix spaghetti sauce, capers, mushrooms,& black olives (and doctor up the spaghetti sauce)
and one can plain tomato sauce
place chicken pieces in sauce
cook for an hour or more at low temp (300°)
serve over spaghetti noodles.
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 09:19:30 AM »
The lemon juice's acid is what "cooks" the meat, so for those special times when you don't have the time to marinade that long (overnight is a LONG TIME to marinade chicken, a relatively light meat), you could use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar and shorten the marinade time considerably -- maybe no more than an hour.

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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 09:23:38 AM »
The lemon juice's acid is what "cooks" the meat, so for those special times when you don't have the time to marinade that long (overnight is a LONG TIME to marinade chicken, a relatively light meat), you could use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar and shorten the marinade time considerably -- maybe no more than an hour.



I know, I just really don't like chicken all that much.  The more it tastes of lemon, the better I like it.   :-)  Overnight would probably be over kill though.
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 09:27:09 AM »
I know, I just really don't like chicken all that much.  The more it tastes of lemon, the better I like it.   :-)  Overnight would probably be over kill though.

I'd be lost without chicken, especially on this diet.

I have to hold my nose to eat fish (I do, but Mrs E has to hold a gun to my head), so the other low-fat meat is chicken.

I don't do lamb or some of those exotic meats.

But I gotta have a meat of some type. Homey don't do just veggies......
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 09:29:07 AM »
I'd be lost without chicken, especially on this diet.

I have to hold my nose to eat fish (I do, but Mrs E has to hold a gun to my head), so the other low-fat meat is chicken.

I don't do lamb or some of those exotic meats.

But I gotta have a meat of some type. Homey don't do just veggies......

I prefer Beef, after that Pork.  I will eat fish before chicken.  But, I am also obstinate, and until I get a moo cow in my back yard, I better like chicken.  It looks like that is all I can afford at the moment.
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 03:19:32 PM »
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grilled summer squash packets, yellow squash and zucchini chopped, with tomato, olive oil, lemon juice and feta cheese wrapped in tin foil.  And The Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes. 

The vegetables sound really, really good.  What are those potatoes? 

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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 04:07:58 PM »
The vegetables sound really, really good.  What are those potatoes? 

Here's the link.  You will find something else you need to cook too.  I am sure.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 04:53:00 PM »
Here's the link.  You will find something else you need to cook too.  I am sure.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/



I've made similar, only I cut them into wedges and roast. I don't boil them beforehand, either. They're good made in the oven and even better made on the grill. I also sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese.
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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 03:29:50 PM »
Thanks for that link, they look awesome! 

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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 10:01:00 AM »
Here's the link.  You will find something else you need to cook too.  I am sure.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/


I made these potatoes with the Santa Maria Tri-tip last night, only I used chives, and topped with a few bacon bits and parmesan cheese.

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Re: Greek Chicken
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 10:06:18 AM »
I made these potatoes with the Santa Maria Tri-tip last night, only I used chives, and topped with a few bacon bits and parmesan cheese.

Oh. My. GAWD.

I KNOW!   :cheersmate:
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