Oregano

By Lexi

Origin

Greece

Botanical Information

Flower

Common Culinary Uses

Pizza, Mexican & Italian cookery

Sample Recipe

Oregano Chicken

1/4 C butter, melted

1/4 C lemon juice

2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1. Preheat oven to 375

2. Combine butter, lemon juice, worcetershire sauce, soy sauce, oregano and garlic powder, mix well.

3. Place chicken in an ungreased 7 x 11 in. baking dish. Pour butter/ oregano mix over the chicken, bake for 15 min., pour baste juices over chicken, bake for another 15 min., transfer chicken to serving platter and serve the pan drippings over hot, cooked, rice if desired .

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Sweet or Savory

Savory

Fresh or Dried

Either

Health Benefits

High amounts of omega-3's, iron, magnesium, and antioxidants.

Interesting Facts

- Means the joy of the mountain in Greek

- When in bloom, the flowers are edible

- Ancient Greeks believe that if cows grazed in the fields of oregano, they tasted better