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Flat Belly Diet – Grilled Oregano Chicken

Pretty good dish except the chicken was hard to grill because of the olive oil and vinegar. It really flared up and got kind of burnt. Still good flavor though!

Right before I started cooking, I realized I didn’t have oregano on hand like I thought I did. Crap, it’s the main ingredient of the dish and recipe namesake. A quick Google search led me to this great chart that gives you substitutes for different herbs and spices. I substituted thyme and I think it turned out just fine!
Grilled Oregano (or Thyme!) Chicken

Adapted from

6 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 1/4 pounds)
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh oregano leaves (if you’re using dried, use half the amount)
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt

Place the chicken breast halves between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using a mallet or heavy pan, pound to 3/4″ thickness.
In a plastic resealable food storage bag, combine the oregano, scallions, vinegar, oil, pepper, and salt. Add the chicken, seal, and turn to coat. Chill for 2 hours.
Lightly coat a grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the grill to medium for indirect heat. (If using a charcoal grill, position the coals on one half of the grill. If using a gas grill, heat one side to high, the other to low.)
Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place the chicken on the hottest section of the grill. Cook for 6 minutes, turning once. Move the chicken to the cooler section of the grill and cook for 6 minutes more, turning once, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165°F.