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Grilled Chicken breasts made with Greek Marinade
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5 from 4 votes

Greek Chicken Marinade Recipe

Quick and easy marinade recipe for chicken with all your favorite Greek flavors!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: Greek Chicken Marinade
Servings: 4
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings. Reserve ½ c. of marinade; set aside.
  • Toss chicken with mixture until thoroughly and evenly coated.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let chicken marinate at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 or preheat grill to medium high.
  • Prepare grill by lightly oiling the grates or oiling the grill pan over stop top. Set heat to medium high.
  • Grill the chicken, basting with reserved marinade and turning so each side browns and has grill marks. Grill for approximately 15-20 minutes or the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reaches 165 degrees F.



Nutrition Facts are based on all the marinade being used. Some of this will be discarded.
How long should I marinate my chicken? - If you're using a lemon marinade, don't marinate your chicken for longer than 2 hours. This is because the lemon has an acidity to it that will break down the chicken and actually make it a tougher meat than it was before. This recipe does have lemon in it so we recommend marinating it for about 2 hours.
Can I use frozen chicken - Yes, you can. As long as you're thawing out the chicken in a safe manner, you can easily add frozen chicken to a marinade. Keep in mind though that until it really starts to thaw, the marinade won't start penetrating through to the chicken. If you want to marinade your chicken all day because you will be gone I highly recommend using frozen chicken in the marinade, then placing in the fridge or the lemon will start to break down the chicken after 2 hours if you used thawed chicken!


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg