Greek Marinated Chicken (Recipe)

May 22, 2022

Greek Marinated Chicken (Recipe)


✅ 1 5.3 ounce tub of plain Greek Yogurt

✅ 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced

✅ ½ Tablespoon dried oregano

✅ 1 lemon, (juice and zest)

✅ ½ teaspoon salt
✅ ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

✅ ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

✅ 4 lbs boneless and skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks (or chicken breast)


1️⃣ To make the marinade: Combine the yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, lemon juice, parsley, salt ,and pepper in a bowl. Stir well.

2️⃣ 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.

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

4️⃣ Refrigerate the the meat in the marinade for at least 6 hours.

Expert Tip: I like to marinate it overnight. The longer the marinade, the more flavorful!

5️⃣ After marinating, you can choose to grill the chicken on an outdoor grill, oven grill, or bake it in the oven.

-If you bake it in the oven, preheat oven to 350°F and bake for the breasts for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

-If you choose to grill, do so for 25-30 minutes or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165°F

6️⃣ Top with fresh grated lemon zest and serve immediately.


Servings : 8
Ready in : 30 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
Calories: 309kcal

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