Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe
and Antibiotic-Free Chicken

A Greek lemon chicken recipe makes a great tasting Greek comfort food meal for you and your family.

You of course, want to use the finest ingredients to make this Greek chicken recipe.

Antibiotic-free chicken is becoming more and more popular as people understand the importance of "Good Bacteria".

As antibiotics can increase the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or "Bad Bacteria" and kill off the "Good Bacteria".

Tips on Antibiotic-Free Chicken

The Agriculture Department doesn't regulate the use of antibiotic free labels, so be aware of the company you decide to put your trust in.

Some companies put antibiotics in their chicken feed and still others inject chickens before they have hatched.

Thoroughly investigate any company, before giving them your complete trust.

U.S. Wellness Meats offers antibiotic-free chicken along with other high quality meats, seafood, and dairy.

They offer a mail order service and cooking tips as well.

They are also one of the fastest mail order companies!

Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

I made a variation of this Greek lemon chicken recipe and everybody seemed to enjoy the taste.

I used an organic and antibiotic-free chicken that I found at my local grocery store. Health food stores usually carry this type of chicken as well, but usually frozen - unless it's a larger health food chain.

The chicken turned out very juicy and tender. The only thing I regret is not making a gravy with the cooking liquid or juices.

Also, marinating your chicken overnight would probably make the best tasting Greek lemon chicken recipe.

Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Whole Free Range or Organic Chicken (cut into sections)
  • 6 med. Organic Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes (cut into wedges)
  • 4 Tbsp. of Organic Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh Sprig of Thyme

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 Organic Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Organic Chicken Cube and 200 ml. (6.76 oz.) of Water
  • or Substitute Cube and Water with 200 ml. (6.76 oz.) of Organic Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp. Dried Organic Oregano
  • The Rind & Juice of 2 Organic Lemons
  • 50 g. (1.76 oz.) of Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Generous amt. Fresh Organic Thyme
  • 60 g. (2.1 oz.) of Organic Mild Mustard
  • 40 g. (1.41 oz.) Organic Honey

Instructions:

Saute potato wedges seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme in a large skillet with Greek olive oil - until golden brow.

Then transfer potatoes to an oven-proof baking dish.

Next, add all of the marinade ingredients to a food processor and blend until garlic has completely broken down.

Put the chicken into a large bowl and pour in the marinade - massage the chicken (you can marinate for up to 24 hrs. for more flavor).

Then place the chicken on top of the potatoes in the baking dish and pour on the marinade. 

Cover baking dish with foil or a lid and cook for 45 minutes at 390 degrees F.

After 45 minutes, remove foil or lid and cook for another 30 to 45 minutes - baste with marinade occasionally.

Serve chicken with Greek yogurt and the pan juices.

Your Body Needs "Good Bacteria"

One of the biggest problems with the use of antibiotics is that it kills the good bacteria inside your body.

Good bacteria is probably needed more than enzymes to keep the human body functioning properly.

This type of bacteria is often referred to as being probiotic aka the good bacteria.  Good bacteria is needed for a strong immune system and a functioning digestive system.

I've heard this type of bacteria referred to as the "defense system" for your entire body. I think in general bacteria has been given a bad name.

And just how important "Good Bacteria" is for the well being of your body - may be a door that has only been recently cracked open.


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