“Its Greek to Me” Chicken

The South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club met again at the South Arm Community Center.


Michelle prepared the above menu for a heart smart cooking session.


The main dish is “Its Greek to Me”  Chicken.


  • 1 pound chicken tenders (we substitute with chicken breast, cut into 3 strips as Michelle cannot find chicken tenders)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (we substitute with garlic powder as onion powder is not in the pantry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


Source: Healthy Family Meals, American Heart Association

Serves 4


014Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil. Brush with oil.

In a small bowl, stir together oregano, cumin, onion powder, paprika, cayenne and salt.

015Put chicken in a medium bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture over the chicken. Using your fingertips, press the spices to adhere to the chicken.
022In the same small bowl used to mix the spices, combine lemon juice,olive oil and minced garlic.
030Pour over the chicken. Rub into chicken. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
035Remove the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.Transfer the chicken to the baking sheet.Broil chicken 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 8 minutes.
052Turn over. Broil for another 3 minutes, or until just from to the touch and no longer pink in the center.

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