Lemon chicken — here’s a low-salt marinade you can use

Chicken with a lemon dressing of some sort is a classic Greek restaurant dish that you can also make at home.Greek marinade1.jpg

I prefer to buy pre-made marinades when possible just to save my self some time in the kitchen. But most anything pe-made is loaded with salt. But if you scan the shelves at Whole Foods, or elsewhere, you may find this product which I purchased recently, Strompolos extra virgin lemonaki marinade.

The label tries to appeal to everyone, listing that the product is gluten-free, vegan, low sodium, has no sugar, no high fructose corn syrup…the list goes on and on. It’s a reminder  of how fearful everyone is about eating these days, so sad.

A tablespoon of this has 4.5 grams of fat, likely from the olive oil which is considered good fat these days, if you believe that. The same tablespoon has only 38 mgs of sodium, so even using it generously to marinate chicken shouldn’t be a salt issue. There is Greek sea salt in the ingredient list, thankfully it’s not over-saturated with it.

Nutrition information for Strompolos lemonaki dressing, only 38 mgs of sodium per tablespoon.
Nutrition information for Strompolos lemonaki dressing, only 38 mgs of sodium per tablespoon.

Open the bottle to smell and you’ll pick up the olive oil and the spices in it which include thyme, oregano and black pepper along with garlic and lemon juice. It also can be used as a dressing for salad or vegetables.

John

 

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