Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry

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One day per week our diet schedule contains chicken! So, the day before yesterday, and considering the fact that my time was so limited because I had to cook for dinner, plus I had to do the laundry, plus I had to go visit you my friends and see what’s new in your kitchens, plus, plus, plus a gazillion things, I had to improvise for a quick and easy chicken dish for dinner. So many things, so little time! I know it’s the story of your lives too!

And then it hit me! I could stir-fry the chicken, not? Yes, but not the usual Asian stir-fry, something closer to my area; med yes med for sure.

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I marinated the chicken, while I was doing some of the things in my endless house work list and then I stir-fried it. And let me tell you how awesome this chicken was! Unbelievably tender, tangy and sweet at the same time. I accompanied it with Arabic little pitas, but I believe it would go perfectly with souvlaki pitas (I didn’t have any, can you believe it? Shame on me Greek in Greece and not having souvlaki pitas in my fridge, but hey I have teriyaki sauce, I have coconut milk, I have maple syrup and I have garam masala, but no pitas lol).

I am going to stop rambling now and I am going to do something useful in my life and give you the recipe. Very easy and very tasty.

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Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry


700 gr./1.5lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless cut in small cubes

Juice of two medium sized lemons

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 garlic clove, minced

Bunch of parsley chopped

Pinch of dried oregano

Pinch of dried basil

Salt and pepper to your liking

Pinch of thyme

Pinch of rosemary

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Put all the ingredients of the marinade in a non-reactive bowl.

Place the chicken in the marinade and let it stay for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge.

Take a wok or any non-stick pan and stir-fry the chicken in medium/high heat along with the marinade until they are completely cooked and take a beautiful dark golden color.

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4.8 from 10 reviews
Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry
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Cook time
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Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Mediterranean
Serves: 2
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 700 gr./1.5lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless cut in small cubes
  • Juice of two medium sized lemons
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Bunch of parsley chopped
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Pinch of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to your liking
  • Pinch of thyme
  • Pinch of rosemary
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Put all the ingredients of the marinade in a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Place the chicken in the marinade and let it stay for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge.
  3. Take a wok or any non-stick pan and stir-fry the chicken in medium/high heat along with the marinade until they are completely cooked and take a beautiful dark golden color.

4.8 from 10 reviews
Μεσογειακό Κοτόπουλο Stir-fry
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Μεσογειακή
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 700 γρ. στήθος κοτόπουλου κομμένο σε κύβους
  • χυμό από δύο μέτρια λεμόνια
  • 4 κ.σ. ελαιόλαδο
  • 1 κ.σ. καστανή ζάχαρη
  • 1 σκελίδα σκόρδο, τριμμένη
  • λίγο μαιντανό ψιλοκομμένο
  • Μια πρέζα ρίγανη τριμμένη
  • Μια πρέζα βασιλικό τριμμένο
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
  • Μια πρέζα θυμάρι
  • Μια πρέζα δεντρολίβανο
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Βάλτε όλα τα υλικά της μαρινάδας σε ένα γυάλινο μπολ.
  2. Προσθέστε το κοτόπουλο και ανακατέψτε έτσι ώστε η μαρινάδα να το καλύψει όλο.
  3. Αφήστε το στο ψυγείο για 30 λεπτά με 1 ώρα.
  4. Πάρτε ένα γουόκ ή ένα αντικολλητικό τηγάνι και σωτάρετε το κοτόπουλο μαζί με τη μαρινάδα σε μέτρια/δυνατή φωτιά μέχρι να ψηθεί πλήρως και να πάρει ένα ροδοψημένο χρώμα.


61 Responses to Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry

  1. I love easy marinated chicken like this! Sounds like the perfect quick fix.

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  3. Candace says:

    This looks amazing, Katerina!

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  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Katerina,
    Your Mediterranean Chicken looks delicious and your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. This looks so simple yet so flavorful and delicious, Katerina. Definitely a must try!

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  9. Swati Sapna says:

    Katerina! Your simple and flavoursome recipes never cease to delight ur readers :) Love this dish!!

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  11. muppy says:

    mmmmm endless housework, i know what that is! this look yummo

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  13. kitchen flavours says:

    This looks delicious! With all the herbs that goes into it, must be really flavourful!

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  15. Cucina49 says:

    My mouth seriously watered when I looked at that chicken. That is one of the best-looking chicken dishes I have seen in a long time.

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  17. Connie says:

    Nice blog. I have a recipe similar to this but with yogurt in the marinade. Yogurt is a great addition to a marinade as it has some pretty powerful compounds that tenderize chicken and lamb. I am glsd to have found your blog. Love the weight converter! Great information throughout this thoughtful blog. I will definately be back.

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  19. Norma Chang says:

    Stir-frying is a really quick way to get meals on to the table. Your Mediterranean Chicken Stir-fry looks gorgeous and delicious.

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  21. Ria says:

    The title really intrigued me and what a nice surprise; Just looking at the ingredients; I know this is going to be a hit at our place.

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  23. Hi Katerina,
    This is my first visit to your entertaining blog. Your simple Mediterranean stir-fry looks delicious, and I imagine that little bit of brown sugar makes a big difference in amplifying the flavors. Thanks!

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  25. kiki says:

    Ωραίο δείχνει! Το κοτόπουλο είναι ιδανικό όταν δεν υπαρχει πολύ χρόνος!

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  27. Kirsten says:

    Your stir fry looks wonderful! I just about always stir fry something when I want a good meal in a hurry.

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  29. Beth says:

    This stir-fry looks delicious and easy. My favourite combination!

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  31. Juliana says:

    I love how this chicken turned out…amazing color and flavors…I am going to try this out since I have all the ingredients…
    Thanks for sharing this simple and tasty recipe and have a great week Katerina :)

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  33. Sissi says:

    Katerina, your chicken stir-fry looks great and sounds like a quick meal indeed. I have chicken much much mre often than once a week! I am a big chicken fan, so I love discovering new ways to cook it or marinate it.

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  35. These look beautiful tender and juicy. Love the mellow flavours of the marinade. The pita bread looks perfect with them. Delicious!

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  37. Marina says:

    It looks just perfect! About two weeks ago I started to use my stir-fry skillet again after I forgot all about it and it was hiding in the cupboard. Next time meat is on the menu, I’ll try this. Thanks Katerina! Have a great week!

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  39. Just like Tina,my family is fan of chicken more than any other meat. And i have tried Mediterranean as well.But never added brown sugar. I believe that has brought a nice golden color and a mild sweetness.

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  41. Asmita says:

    Hi Katerina,
    This chicken looks so flavorful. Will try this easy and delicious recipe soon!

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  43. Reeni says:

    What a flavorful marinade Katerina! I love it served with the pita bread!

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  45. Susan says:

    This looks & sounds delicious! Nice flavor combination!

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  47. Tante Kiki says:

    Κατερίνα σε περιμένει βραβείο!!

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  49. Mary says:

    That chicken sounds delicious. I haven’t had pita bread in ages, yours looks delicious.

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  51. Claire says:

    Ohh that looks so good. And not too complicated for a quick weeknight meal, which I always need ideas for. I will have to try this soon!

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  53. Marion says:

    Κατερίνα μου πολύ ωραιο το κοτόπουλο. Γεμάτο αρώματα.
    Τα μυρωδικά που έχεις βάλει είναι πολύ ωραία.
    Θα το δοκιμάσω σίγουρα να δω πως βγαινει.

    Χρόνια πολλά και τα γενέθλια σου και του μικρου (λίγο καθυστερημένα).
    Να τον χαιρεσαι το μικρό σου κι αυτος εσένα.

    Φιλιά πολλα :)

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  55. Un plato rápido muy exquisito buenísima idea me encanta, con pan pita también preparo mini pizzas ,tentadoras imágenes,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  57. Lori says:

    This sounds so good, especially wrapped in a warm pita! Yum!

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  59. This looks really tasty. I love Mediterranean flavors.

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  61. Looks fantastic, Katerina! Great color on the chicken and delicious flavor. Definitely a winner!

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  63. Nadji says:

    J’aime beaucoup cette version du blanc de poulet.
    La marinade le rend tendre et lui donne du goût.
    A bientôt

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  65. Yes, my days can get bogged down where there is not much time for making dinner, so I am glad to pop in here and find this. We love Mediterranean cuisine, but a lot of the recipes do take some time. That chicken does look flavorful, thanks for sharing this one!

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  67. Liz says:

    What a fabulous dish, Katerina! I’ve printed it off to try VERY soon…YUM!

    PS…my sweet package arrived in the mail. Thank you!!!

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  69. That little bit of brown sugar in the marinate really helped them get a nice brown color and added to the taste I’m sure.

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  71. The chicken look so tasty! Even I drooled over the marinating picture 😀 Thanks for sharing this recipe, Katerina. I love simple and quick cooking and this will definitely be my go-to recipe during both hectic and lazy days :)

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  74. Faith says:

    This looks so good! I didn’t know what I was craving until I just saw the picture, lol…now I know! :) I love that beautiful golden color!

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  76. Kate says:

    I’m always looking for quick dishes for busy lives!

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  78. Χρόνια πολλά Κατερίνα!
    Your stir-fry looks drool-worthy!

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  80. This stir fry is exquisite 😀
    Absolutely adore the flavours used and presentation!

    Choc Chip Uru

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  82. Υπέροχο φαγάκι Κατερίνα μου! Νόστιμο, ελαφρύ και μυρωδάτο! Και η παρουσίασή του με τις πιτούλες κλέβει καρδιές!

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  84. Susan says:

    I love quick and delicious meals like this! The lemon and all of those wonderful herbs sound wonderful together.

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  86. Elaine says:

    Oh, this looks so delicious! We eat chicken often and I am always looking for new recipes. This one not only looks tasty, but also looks so quick and easy to prepare which is a huge plus on a work night. Can’t wait to try this.

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  88. mia maria says:

    Πολύ ωραίο και με πολύ άρωμα! Η Χαρά κάνει πολύ συχνά Stir-Fry τα φαγητά, η αλήθεια είναι ότι εμείς εδώ δεν το πολυσυνηθίζουμε!
    Καλό ΣΚ:)

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  90. Joanne says:

    You just can’t go wrong with mediterranean flavors! This sounds great!

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  92. Corina says:

    That sounds like a really delicious marinade.

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  94. Ambreen says:

    That is finger lickin’ good! Flavorful & delicious looking chicken!

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  96. I really appreciate of blog hopping especially I find some recipe that I have never tried, yet I already have all the ingredients at home! I will be trying this recipe. Looks so flavorful and delicious!!

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  98. Jay says:

    Mmmm…flavorful & yummy version
    Tasty Appetite

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  100. Raina says:

    I love the flavors you have used for this dish, and I love that it is easy, my kind of meal:)

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  102. Margarita says:

    Katerina, this chicken looks delicious! I meticulously read all the ingredients and found out that I have everything I need for this to happen. Will definitely make this! Thank you!

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  104. It’s always chores chores chores, isn’t it? Wish a day had 40hrs maybe so I could get all the things done I want to! 😉

    Mediterranean, indeed! Here are all the flavours combined that I love in the summertime!

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  106. Multi-tasking is a thing for busy women. This quick and tasty chicken is very rewarding.Yum =)

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  108. This chicken looks wonderful! I like your marinade recipe, very flavorful.

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  110. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου είναι εξαιρετικό, πολύ ωραίο!!!!!!!Θα το δοκιμάσω, λατρεύουμε το κοτόπουλο όλοι στο σπίτι!!!
    Φιλιά πολλά!!!

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  112. Yum! Now my stomach is rumbling!

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  114. Ελένη says:

    Πωπω τι μου κάνεις τώρα… τέλειο!!!!!!! Ζωγραφιά!!!!
    Καλό Σαβ/κο!!!

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  116. bergamot says:

    Scrumptious. Looks wonderful.

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  118. Ola says:

    with the pita bread they look delicious! This made me thought-maybe I will try do them for Saturday, I must only find some pita around:)

    Life and travelling

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  120. We are big fans of chicken dishes in our house. I will certainly try this one. All the ingredients I love. Nice!

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