We blame our Greek heritage for our love of garlic. We don’t add the usual Greek amount (that would be about 10-20 cloves to a meal…not really joking either) but Oh. My. Food. Garlic is good and Oh. Em. Gee. Greek food is good and pretty much paleo! And yes, this greek style baked chicken is REALLY good!
When we think of Greek food we think: olive oil, garlic, dill, oregano, thyme, lemon, feta, tender meats and garlic (and no the second garlic mention isn’t a mistake). Greek food is definitely one of our favourite cuisines and Greece would have to be one of our favourite places. Two years ago we did a top deck tour of the Greek islands…aaaamazing. So much to see, do and of course…eat (it was pre-paleo!).
We have had a lot of fun experimenting with Greek flavours and this Paleo Greek style baked chicken has fast become one of our absolute favourites. We know using olive oil isn’t strictly paleo…but it’s all very Greek after all.
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- 2 whole chicken breasts, cut into tenderloins
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- juice of 2 lemons
- 3 tsp. oregano
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- salt + pepper
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Combine oil, lemon, oregano, salt + pepper in a container.
- Place chicken in the marinade and mix well.
- Put in fridge for one hour.
- Heat a saucepan to high heat and quickly sear both sides of chicken, it will only need about a minute on each side.
- Place the chicken in a lined baking tray and into the oven for 10-15 minutes (be careful not to dry it out).
- Slice thinly with the grain of the meat and serve with roast veggies, or add it to a fresh salad...how about a Greek one?