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Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken is a delicious departure from grilled chicken with BBQ sauce. With its delectable Greek marinade, this grilled chicken recipe offers a healthy, easy-to-follow recipe that brings the Mediterranean right to your dinner table. Flavored with honey, lemon, oregano, and more, this delish grilled Greek chicken is amazing as it is, or use it in all your favorite recipes!

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts on a white platter with tzatziki in the background.

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We eat a lot of grilled chicken when the weather is nice enough to grill. I love that it’s meaty, flavorful, and it’s delicious as it is or I turn it into other recipes. I usually make a double batch – enough for dinner that night and then leftovers for delicious dishes like chicken salad, casseroles, soups, and sandwiches.

What Is Grilled Greek Chicken?

Greek grilled chicken is a savory dish that’s a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, known for its robust, aromatic flavors and tantalizing grill marks. It’s typically marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon, garlic, and classic Greek herbs like oregano and dill, then grilled to perfection. The result is a wonderfully moist and flavorful chicken with a delightful smoky undertone and a wee bit of char from the grill.

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts on a white platter with tzatziki in the background.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT NINJA WOODFIRE GRILLED GREEK CHICKEN BREASTS


  • Authentic Flavors: This chicken recipe captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Dill, oregano, garlic, and lemon zest blend together, creating flavors that are deeply rooted in Greek tradition.
  • Grill Magic: There’s nothing like the smoky taste of grilled chicken, especially when cooked on a Ninja Woodfire Grill. The grill’s unique heat distribution cooks the chicken perfectly, enhancing its flavor with wood-fired flair.
  • Simple and Quick: This is an easy grilled chicken recipe that doesn’t demand too much time or culinary expertise. If you’re looking for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal, this is it.
  • Healthful Delight: This Greek grilled chicken recipe is not only tasty but also incredibly nutritious. Chicken provides lean protein, while herbs and spices offer numerous health benefits. Plus, it’s a keto grilled chicken recipe, and it’s low-carb, too.
Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts on a white platter with tzatziki in the background.

Ingredients

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: Pound or butterfly them for quicker cooking. Look for fresh, high-quality chicken at your local market or butcher.
  • Olive oil: A staple in Mediterranean cuisine. You can substitute it with another healthy oil like avocado oil.
  • Red wine vinegar and honey: These are the core ingredients for my Greek marinade. They balance each other out, creating a perfect blend of tangy and sweet flavors.
  • Dried dill and oregano: Key herbs in Greek cuisine that add a depth of flavor. Fresh herbs can be used too, just remember that you’ll need more than the dried amount.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste. Try using sea salt and freshly ground pepper for better flavor.
  • Lemon zest: It gives a refreshing, tangy edge to our chicken marinade. When zesting, make sure to only get the yellow part and not the bitter white pith. Use a microplane grater to get perfect zest.
  • Garlic: Freshly minced for that punch of flavor.
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How to Make The Best Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts

  1. Butterfly or pound the chicken for quicker, more even cooking.
  2. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey, and spices in a bowl to create your Greek marinade.
  3. Marinate the chicken in the mixture for 4-6 hours, or overnight for more flavor.
  4. Preheat the Ninja Grill to high. Sear the chicken breasts 2-3 minutes per side to get those delicious grill marks.
  5. Turn the heat to medium and cook the chicken for an additional 4-6 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Marinated chicken on the Ninja Woodfire Grill.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • The secret to a flavorful Greek grilled chicken lies in the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 4-6 hours, but if you can, let it sit overnight. The longer it marinates, the more flavors it absorbs.
  • If you don’t have fresh garlic, garlic powder can be a good substitute but remember that fresh always tastes better.
  • Lemon juice can also be added to the marinade for an extra zing.
  • Don’t overcook the chicken! Pull the chicken off the grill at about 160F, and the carryover cooking will finish it.
  • Just like beef, let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before serving to lock in all the juices.

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Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts? The versatility of this dish allows it to be paired with various sides. A traditional Greek side would be tzatziki, a refreshing yogurt and cucumber dip. Grilled vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchinis, and tomatoes also complement the chicken well. For a complete meal, serve it with a side of Greek salad or warm pita bread. I also love it with these slow cooker cheesy bacon potatoes – yum!

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Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can eat the leftover chicken cold or at room temperature. Be careful reheating it so you don’t dry it out. Add leftover grilled chicken to salads, soups, wraps, and more.

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts on a white platter with tzatziki in the background.

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts

Chef Jenn
Moist and with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean infused in every bite, this delish Greek Grilled Chicken is light, flavorful, and fabulous!
4.94 from 60 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Butterfly or pound the chicken for quicker, more even cooking.
  • Mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey, and spices in a bowl to create your Greek marinade.
  • Marinate the chicken in the mixture for 4-6 hours, or overnight for more flavor.
  • Preheat the Ninja Grill to high. Sear the chicken breasts 2-3 minutes per side to get those delicious grill marks.
  • Turn the heat to medium and cook the chicken for an additional 4-6 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160F. Let the chicken rest – carryover cooking will finish cooking the chicken.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • The secret to a flavorful Greek grilled chicken lies in the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 4-6 hours, but if you can, let it sit overnight. The longer it marinates, the more flavors it absorbs.
    • If you don’t have fresh garlic, garlic powder can be a good substitute but remember that fresh always tastes better.
    • Lemon juice can also be added to the marinade for an extra zing.
    • Don’t overcook the chicken! Pull the chicken off the grill at about 160F, and the carryover cooking will finish it.
    • Just like beef, let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before serving to lock in all the juices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breastCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 36gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 491mgPotassium: 669mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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