Fire Day Friday: Mediterranean Grilled Chicken


 Do you ever get home from work and realize you are just not in the mood to cook?  It doesn’t happen to me too often, but when it does, I find myself facing a dilemma.  To cook or not to cook?  If I don’t cook, what will we do for dinner?  Heat up chicken nuggets or frozen burritos?  UGH.. no thank you… I mean if I’m going to go through the effort of even doing that, why not go the extra step and cook something a bit more healthy.  Hence the dilemma… I don’t want to cook, but I don’t want to eat junk either.

So what’s a girl to do?

This girl just figures out a way to put as little time and as little effort into dinner as I possible can.  I guess that’s why my grill is my go to device in those situations.  I use propane, so it’s simple to click a button, let it preheat, and slap some meat on it. Of course, the fast and easy way must also be a tasty way, and this recipe is just that!  It’s simple, it’s flavorful, and it’s perfect for those nights where you want something good, but you don’t want to have to put a lot of effort into it.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken  Adapted from Pam, For the Love of Cooking
Printable Recipe 

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
Salt and pepper


In a bowl, mix together the mayo, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, and oregano until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag or shallow dish and pour half of the sauce over the chicken.  Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.  Cover the reserved sauce and leave in refrigerator until you are ready to grill the chicken.

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees.  Oil the grill grates.  Remove the chicken from the bag and place directly over the flame.  Allow to grill for 8-10 minutes per side or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.  Serve with the reserved sauce and enjoy!
Andrea the Kitchen Witch

Sweet lord Jenn, this looks GOOD!! As you well know I love Mediterranean style food 🙂 I have GOT to get my gas grill up & running again. Charcoal is my heat source of choice but on lazy days, well gas can’t be beat for its convenience and speed. Thanks for the inspiration!!