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Salty feta and lemon give grilled chicken fresh flavor. Serve this dish warm or at room temperature.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: David Tsay

Recipe Summary

9 hrs
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • The day before serving, combine 4 ounces feta, oregano, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper, and water in a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Place chicken in an extra-large resealable plastic bag or container large enough to submerge chicken. Pour feta mixture over chicken. Seal and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

  • Remove chicken from brine and transfer to a towel-lined tray. Discard brine. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Grill chicken on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until done (at least 170°F), turning once.

  • Transfer chicken to a platter. Squeeze lemon halves over chicken and drizzle with oil. Season with additional salt and pepper and sprinkle with additional feta and herbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 158mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 2g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 2g; sugars 1g; protein 32g; vitamin a 123.8IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 8.6mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 14.7mcg; vitamin b12 1.2mcg; sodium 588mg; potassium 395mg; calcium 112mg; iron 1.6mg.