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Tasty and healthy? Yes please! This yogurt-marinated grilled chicken with orzo salad features lots of delicious fresh vegetables and is simple and QUICK!

Quick Mediterranean Marinated Grilled Chicken with Orzo Salad

Tasty and healthy? Yes please! This yogurt-marinated grilled chicken with orzo salad features lots of delicious fresh vegetables and is simple and QUICK!

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

For marinade:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs

For orzo:

  • 2 cups cooked orzo
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 large English cucumber diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta

For vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup dilll minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade, up until the ground marjoram, and stir until combined. Add chicken thighs and turn to coat. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour, and up to 24 hours. Take bowl out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you plan to cook the chicken.
  2. In the meantime, cook the orzo according to package directions. Add the vinaigrette ingredients to the bottom of a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Add cooked orzo and all of the remaining orzo salad ingredients. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Drizzle olive oil over the grill and cook chicken for about 5-6 minutes per side, until cooked to internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove and serve chicken sliced with orzo salad. Orzo salad can be served warm, room temperature, or cold, depending on your preference.