FETA MARINATED CHICKEN

FETA MARINATED CHICKEN
FETA MARINATED CHICKEN

This recipe was inspired by the Greek technique of feta-brining, a process often applied to an entire chicken that needs tons of feta brine. I made it simpler by using crumbled feta and turning it into a flavorful marinade with wine vinegar, olive oil, capers, oregano, and lemon. This marinade are often applied to separate chicken breasts, whole chicken, or boneless and skinless. It’s a win!

Feta Marinated Chicken

Prep Time: 11 minutes

Cook Time: 11 hours, 15 minutes

Total Time: 11 hours, 26 minutes

RECIPES

Cuisine: Mediterranean

4 to 6 persons

FETA MARINATED CHICKEN

An easy overnight marinade for the roast chicken of your dreams.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. feta, crumbled
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/2 c. room temperature water
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 c. capers with 1 tbsp. juice
  • 4-6 split bone-in or boneless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess skin and fat

Instructions

  • One: Prepare the Marinade (ideally, 1 day in advance):
  • Combine the first 5 ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the oregano, honey, salt, pepper, and lemon zest and whir again. Finally, add the capers and juice and pulse just 2-3 times to combine. You want some of the capers to remain whole.
  • Two: Refrigerate the Chicken in Marinade Overnight:
  • Lay the trimmed chicken breasts in a single layer in a large baking dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Turn the chicken pieces breast-side down (if using bone-in) and cover the dish completely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight (10-24 hours).
  • Three: Bake the Chicken:
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge and let rest at room temperature for 30-45 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 375°. When ready to bake, uncover the dish and turn the chicken breasts over so that they are breast-side up. Top each chicken breast with a slice of lemon and bake for 45-50 minutes (less time if using boneless chicken breasts) or until the juices run clear.
  • Four: Prepare to Serve:
  • Transfer the chicken to a platter and generously spoon pan sauce over each breast. If desired, you can serve any remaining sauce on the side.
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