Greek Chicken (Whole30, Keto, Paleo)

A juicy and tender Greek chicken on a stick drizzled with a Greek olive oil blend with lemon juice. This dish is Keto, Paleo and Whole30.

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Greek Chicken

Chicken is a protein that most all families eat. I am constantly creating new recipes to keep our love for chicken fresh. My new Greek Chicken will make you fall in love with chicken all over again. It is tender and juicy and infused with all the perfect Greek flavor. The best part about this dish is that it is Whole30, Keto, and Paleo compliant.

Greek Chicken

One of my favorite olive oil brands to use is Pompeian. I use their smooth blend for sautéing veggies and proteins and I use their robust blend for all of my dressings and marinades. The main key to juicy and tender chicken is marinating it overnight. My Greek marinade is filled with amazing flavors that brings to life a boring piece of chicken. Simply combine olive oil, oregano, parsley, basil, and garlic cloves. Transfer this to a bag along with the chicken tenders and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, add these skewers over arugula served with some seasoned olives and drizzled with Greek olive oil dressing.  Not only does this serve as an amazing weeknight or weekend meal, but it also is a great dish to prep on Sunday for lunched during the week. For a meal prep option, make a big batch of this Greek Chicken along with cooking a big pan of roasted veggies. Store these separate and build quick meals throughout the week.

Greek Chicken

Ingredients needed for this Greek Chicken:

Marinated Chicken Tenders

  • Chicken tenders
  • Skewer sticks
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black cracked pepper
  • Lemon, juiced
  • Garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder

How to make:

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade and transfer to a large freezer bag and add the chicken tenders. Marinate 4-8 hours
  2. Remove chicken from the marinade and add 2 chicken tenders to each skewer stick.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp of olive oil and add in each skewer. Allow to cook for 6 minutes on each side or until juice runs clear.
  4. Remove the chicken skewers and add on top of a bed of fresh arugula and serve with olives and drizzle with lemon juice and a little Greek olive oil dressing.

Greek Olive Oil Dressing

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix together with a spoon until combined.

How to use this Greek Dressing?

My Greek olive oil dressing can be used in many different ways. Use it to bring amazing flavor to veggies, proteins and salads. It reminds me of the olive oil blend that was served with bread at Macaroni Grill. As a child, this was one of my favorite restaurants to go to. As we would wait for our food, we would dip the bread in their olive oil blend as an appetizer. It was the best. It was seriously the best stuff in the entire world.

In conclusion, if you are bored with your plain chicken breast, give this recipe a try. It will serve as an easy weeknight meal or a romantic dinner with your significant other. Whether you are living a healthy lifestyle or completing a Whole30, this meal is perfect. It will absolutely hit the spot and leave you feeling full and satisfied.

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Greek Chicken

Greek Chicken on a Stick


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 large skewers or 3 people 1x

Description

A juicy and tender Greek chicken on a stick drizzled with a Greek olive oil blend with lemon juice. This dish is Keto, Paleo and Whole30.


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Ingredients

Marinated Chicken Tenders

  • 6 chicken tenders
  • 3 skewer sticks
  • 2 tbsp Smooth Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Greek Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Robust Pompeian Extra Vigin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp black cracked pepper
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 2 clove garlic (finely diced)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

Greek EVOO Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Robust Pompeian Extra Vigin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (add 1/4 tsp more if desired )
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade and transfer to a large freezer bag and add the chicken tenders. Marinate 4-8 hours
  2. Remove chicken from the marinade and add 2 chicken tenders to each skewer stick.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp of olive oil and add in each skewer. Allow to cook for 6 minutes on each side or until juice runs clear.
  4. Remove the chicken skewers and add on top of a bed of fresh arugula and serve with olives and drizzle with lemon juice and a little Greek olive oil dressing.

Greek Olive Oil Dressing

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix together with a spoon until combined.

Notes

  • You can remove the skewers if you don’t care to have them on a stick.
  • The dressing and chicken will both last a week in the fridge if stored in an air tight container. 
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 Chicken Tenders
  • Calories: 334
  • Sugar: 1.6
  • Sodium: 298
  • Fat: 35
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 0.5
  • Protein: 3.5
  • Cholesterol: 10.3

Keywords: Greek Chicken, Whole30, Keto

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Comments (17)

  • This is my favorite recipe from you!! It is so easy but so delicious!!

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    • Do you have to have both smooth and robust EVOO?

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      • You can use whatever you have on hand. This is just a recommendation for flavor.

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  • Nice recipe. I will try to make this recipe.

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    • Hope you love it!

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  • This is one of my new favorite ways to cook chicken! It turns out so juicy and tender it’s unbelievable. The only difference in the way I make it is I cook it on the grill. I’ve also left it in the marinade for 24 hours and it turns out great! LOVE LOVE!

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    • Oh gosh! That sounds amazing. I must try it this way. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • My family just loves this recipe (me too)! They give me a hard time about Whole30 recipes, but they have no idea this is Whole30 compliant. :~) I always marinate for 24 hours and its so flavorful. I am going to try it on the grill like Shannon recommended

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    • Lee, thank you so much. I am so happy to hear you guys like them.

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  • Sounds yummy, great reviews. Wondering if the skewers are required to achieve the end result or if the tenders can just be seared on their own. Thanks!

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    • The skewers are not required. It really is for presentation. Hope you love it.

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  • I love this recipe! I’ve made it on the stove and In the oven! Delicious and so easy!

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    • Thanks so much for letting me know Lauren……..Have a blessed weekend!

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  • I did not make the dressing so can’t rate that but the chicken was amazing! The marinade is light and fresh and just perfect if you’re craving a Greek chicken!

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    • Thanks so much Carolyn!!!!

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  • This was very good! Pretty simple but was really delicious. Even my picky eater gobbled it up. I wish I had made more.

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    • So happy to here! Thank you!

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