Lemon Oregano Chicken

Amy Alusa


I like this for a change from the typical barbeque flavors sometimes. This recipe is for the barbeque or outdoor grill. I've seen several different versions of this, and I make my own too. So, here is mine. My family loves it; I hope yours does too.

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35 Min


30 Min




2 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp
dried oregano, 2 tbsp chopped, if fresh
2 Tbsp
minced garlic (jar) or about 2 cloves pressed
1 Tbsp
virgin olive oil or better!
1 1/2 tsp
sea salt ( i've used kosher, or reg. table salt too, but sea or kosher is better.)
1 tsp
lemon zest (finely grated lemon peel, no membrane)
chicken drumsticks or 4 chicken breasts or 12 thighs

Directions Step-By-Step

Whisk to combine all but the chicken in a small bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour liquid into a 1 gallon zip lock bag. Put chicken in the bag and seal it. Turn the bag over and over to ensure chicken is covered with liquid. Set aside and let soak for about 30 minutes (I have left it sit in the frig. for a day; just make sure to turn it over a few times.
Grill chicken on a med. high heat barbeque, turning frequently, until golden brown on all sides (about 1/2 hour) and juices run clear. Serve it up!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Garlic, #salt, #oliveoil