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Brown bowl containing 6 pieces of grilled Greek Marinated Chicken topped with fresh lemon zest, red and white striped napkin.
Greek Marinated Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Greek Marinated Chicken is EASY and hands down the most flavorful and juiciest chicken recipe I've ever tasted! Only 5 minutes to prep! Full of Greek flavors like oregano, garlic, parsley and lemon, this dish screams flavor! The secret to this chicken dish is in the marinade!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Drinks, Greek
Keyword: Greek Marinated Chicken
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 301 kcal
Author: Amanda Mason
  • 1 5.3 ounce tub of plain Greek Yogurt, (I use Chobani)
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (if you have a flavored olive oil, use it!)
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 lemon, (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 lbs boneless and skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks
  1. To make the marinade, combine the yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir well.

  2. Use a cheese grater or zester to scrape a thin layer of lemon zest from half the lemon. Add lemon zest to the bowl of marinade ingredients.

  3. Grab a gallon sized Ziplock bag and add the chicken pieces and marinade to the bag. Move the chicken around to ensure each piece is well coated.

  4. Refrigerate the the chicken in the marinade for at least 1 hour. I like to marinate mine overnight! The longer the marinade, the more flavorful!

  5. After marinating, you can choose to grill the chicken or bake in the oven. If you bake in the oven, preheat oven to 350 and bake for the breasts for 30 minutes. If you are making thighs and drumsticks, I like to cook them for 35-40 minutes to ensure done. 

    If you choose to grill the chicken, grill for a total of 30-35 minutes or until the juices run clear and the chicken is done all the way through. Your chicken, regardless of the cut needs to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before they are considered done. 

  6. Top with fresh grated lemon zest and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Greek Marinated Chicken
Amount Per Serving (2 pieces of chicken)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 347mg15%
Potassium 555mg16%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.