Grilled Lemon Chicken with Feta Dressing on Grilled Thyme Bread

June  9, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Lemon is the star of this meal. The marinade is for the chicken and to brush on the bread when grilling. I make this meal for picnics, Sunday afternoons, etc. It is just so refreshing. I have made it with marinaded vegetables instead of chicken for Meatless Mondays. You can shape the bread to be thin and crispy or thicker with a bit of a pull to it. Oblong or round... it is your preference. The feta dressing gives it that extra tang and creaminess. - MyCommunalTable —MyCommunalTable

Test Kitchen Notes

We loved everything about this dish! The marinade was indeed lemony, which pleased me, and the feta dressing really brought it all together. (I substituted avocado oil for the sesame since I only had toasted sesame oil which didn't seem to fit the Greek influence!) We frequently grill pizza so no surprises there, but loved the technique of indenting the fresh thyme leaves into the soft dough. We ate these "open-faced" with a green salad that included radishes and cucumbers. We'll be sure to make this often. Fantastic! - Amber Olsen —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken on Grilled Thyme Bread
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 gloves garlic, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • handful of fresh thyme
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded down slightly or thinly sliced
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • Feta Dressing
  • 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • s&p, to taste
  • sesame oil, a few drops
  1. Grilled Lemon Chicken on Grilled Thyme Bread
  2. Mix up marinade in a jar with lid: Lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, s&p, and shake well.
  3. Place chicken in a shallow dish and cover with marinade. Leaving about 1/3 of marinade to brush on bread later. Then place thyme in chicken dish and toss well.
  4. Pizza dough is at room temperature and grill or grill pan is set on medium. Form bread rounds to your desired thickness and shape. Brush one side with marinade. Place marinaded side on the grill.
  5. When bread is cooking on the first side, brush top side with marinade and then place thyme leaves all over the top of the bread. Push the leaves into the bread slightly.
  6. Flip the bread over on the other side when it has reached desired crispness. Grill second side and then pull off grill. Finish all the bread. Set aside.
  7. Grill the marinading chicken until cooked through on both sides. Pull off heat
  8. Assemble sandwich as desired and top with Feta dressing. (recipe below)
  9. Condiment suggestions: cucumber, green onions, radish and/or any grilled vegetable (of course, use the lemon marinade on veggies)
  1. Feta Dressing
  2. Mix together and served chilled.

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17 Reviews

SunBunny September 4, 2014
A greek pizza - brilliant! I'll have to settle for P*&^%aH#t tonight.
Berksbeekeeper December 8, 2012
Where are you getting the pizza dough from? Making it yourself? Or buying it ?
MyCommunalTable December 8, 2012
I usually make my pizza dough in the bread machine, but I have also made it with the dough that I have bought at Trader Joe's. I liked it just as
treeamy August 7, 2011
Delicious! Served the marinated chicken (we used thighs--yum) over a bed of quinoa with diced cukes, green onion, and parsley. The feta dressing tied it all together fabulously for a summery picnic kind of meal.
MyCommunalTable August 7, 2011
Thanks so much. I love chicken thighs as well. I use the dressing for all sorts of things. I have also used goats cheese instead of feta. Glad you enjoyed.
jennvill August 3, 2011
LOVED this! Will become a recipe on my rotation for sure. My girls had fun shaping their own dough and gobbled it up! The bread turned out amazing on the grill. Thank you!!
MyCommunalTable August 3, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me how your family enjoyed the recipe. Thank you again.
sshumans January 24, 2011
I made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe:)
MyCommunalTable January 24, 2011
Hey, thanks for taking the time to let me know that you like the recipe. It has become one of our family favorites.
healthierkitchen June 10, 2010
I do boneless, skinless thighs in a similar marinade, but love the addition of the bread and dressing!
AntoniaJames June 10, 2010
Gorgeous! Can't wait to try this one. ;o)
This looks terrific! Perfect for a casual dinner around my house. I love using the pizza dough.
MyCommunalTable June 9, 2010
Thanks. The pizza dough makes it super easy, besides my son has egg and dairy allergies as well as other food allergies,so this bread works great for him. No feta dressing for him. I think that he is missing the best part, but he like is with just the chicken and extra lemon squeezed on.
Lizthechef June 9, 2010
This is on the menu for this weekend - thumbs up!
WinnieAb June 9, 2010
This sounds delicious!
MyCommunalTable June 9, 2010
Hey, thanks. I usually have the feta dressing made up in the fridge and use it on a lot of stuff. I also use goat cheese or blue cheese.
MyCommunalTable June 9, 2010
I also use the 0% fat Greek yogurt, so the dressing is a nice alternative to mayo.