Grilled Greek Chicken

Fly away to a Greek island with this authentic grilled Greek chicken recipe. Sunny lemon, earthy olive oil, and the spices and herbs of the Aegean combine in a quick and easy marinade. Fresh and sophisticated, this is the best Greek chicken recipe for a healthy dinner that’s ready in next to no time.


  • Sąlt ąnd freshly ground bląck pepper
  • Chopped fresh pąrsley , for serving
  • 1/2 tsp dried bąsil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cloves gąrlic , minced (1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 2 tsp dried oregąno
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemąry , crushed
  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breąst hąlves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil , plus more for brushing grill


  1. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound thicker parts of chicken to even thickness.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary and season with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper).
  3. Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, pour in olive oil mixture. Seal bag while pressing air out. Rub marinade over chicken. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate 2 - 5 hours (rotate bag and move chicken around halfway through if possible).
  4. Preheat grill over medium-high heat (to about 425 - 450 degrees F).
  5. Brush grill grates lightly with olive oil. Place chicken on grill, close lid, and grill about 4 minutes per side, or until chicken registers 160 - 165 degrees F in center of chicken on an instant read thermometer.
  6. Let chicken rest 5 minutes, garnish with fresh parsley then serve immediately.