Greek Citrus Chicken

Greek Citrus Chicken
This Greek Citrus Chicken is a delicious and healthy meal for the whole family. Recipe reprinted from Our Sweet Basil Kitchen by Cade and Carrion Cheney with permission from Shadow Mountain. Visit Southern Lady’s Cross-Country Cuisine post to learn more about the authors and enter a drawing for the book.

Greek Citrus Chicken
Makes 4 servings
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1⅓ cups orange juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Seasoning (recipe follows)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  1. To a large resealable plastic bag, add chicken, oil, ⅓ cup orange juice, Greek Seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic. Seal tightly, and squeeze bag all over to coat chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat an oiled grill pan over high heat. Remove chicken, discarding marinade. Place chicken on hot grill, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes on one side. Turn chicken, and cook until a meat thermometer registers 165°, 6 to 7 minutes more. Place chicken on a serving platter, and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring tomatoes and remaining 1 cup orange juice to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken. Return chicken to skillet, spooning sauce over top. Cook for 1 minute. Place on platter, and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Greek Seasoning
Makes ½ cup
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2¼ teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1½ teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to a jar, and seal. Store for up to 6 months.


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