Look In the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Recipe for Chicken Breasts


Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Athena Grilled Chicken Recipe for Students

Meat is easy to forget once it goes in the fridge.

The worst is when it spoils and has to be thrown away. That’s why I like to take a peak in the meat keeper every so often.

Today I have a quick an easy recipe you can use if you happen to find chicken breasts in there that are on the verge of hitting their expiration date.

I call this recipe Athena Grilled Chicken (after the Greek goddess) because we’re going to give pale looking chicken breasts a makeover (using two Greek inspired ingredients) so they look and taste absolutely beautiful!   

How to Make Athena Grilled Chicken

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Grilled Athena Chicken Recipe for College Students

Here are two sorry looking boneless skinless chicken breasts I found in my fridge. Let’s use them up!

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Recipe for Students

What do we have here? Greek Feta and Oregano salad dressing? Sounds like something a Greek God or Goddess would use for a marinade = ). And where there’s Grilled Greek Chicken, Tzatziki should be close by to dip it in (one my favorite things to dip grilled chicken into…so incredibly good!). Now Italian salad dressing would also work well as a marinade. Except instead of making Athena chicken, you’d be making Mona Lisa Grilled Chicken.  

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Recipe for Students

To marinade each chicken breast quickly, cut them into thirds (creates more area to flavor the chicken). Push the pieces to the side and season the rest of the cutting board with salt and pepper. Then add 2 tablespoons of the salad dressing and swish it around the board with your hand.

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Recipe Grilled Chicken Recipe for Students.

Then simply move each piece of chicken around the cutting board to coat it with the seasoning and dressing. Easy! I wanted to add some spice to my chicken so I sprinkled on a few pinches of red pepper flakes. The chicken is now ready to be cooked and transformed into something beautiful!

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and easy grilled chicken recipe for students

Now’s the time to dig out the George Foreman grill. If you have access to a barbecue, use that instead. Heat it up over medium high heat and set the chicken on the hot grill! It takes about 5 minutes per side to cook so don’t wander too far off with that drink in your hand.

For Extra Flavor, Brush and Dip!

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Recipe for Chicken Breasts

Brush on extra dressing a couple minutes before the chicken finishes cooking!

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Athena Grilled Chicken Recipe for Students

And if you have Tzatziki, pour it in a bowl for dipping!

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Athena Grilled Chicken Recipe

I don’t want to overdo it by saying this Athena Grilled Chicken with Tzatziki is crazy good…but it’s crazy good! 

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Athena Grilled Chicken Recipe for Students

So give it a dip…

Look in the Fridge Friday: Quick and Easy Athena Grilled Chicken Recipe for Chicken Breasts

And taste this Grilled Athena Chicken for yourself!

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