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greek chicken marinade

Greek Chicken Marinade

This Greek Chicken Marinade brings together olive oil, vinegar, lemon, garlic, and oregano to create the most delicious grilled chicken recipe. It takes minutes to whip together, and you can make it ahead of time for an easy weeknight dinner or party. 
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Course: dinner recipe, Grill recipes, lunch recipe
Cuisine: American, greek
Keyword: greek chicken marinade, greek marinade
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 363kcal


  • 16-ounce mason jar
  • small bowl
  • Whisk
  • grill pan or grill
  • grill tools


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic cloves about 2-3 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey melted
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts 3-4 chicken breasts


  • Start by making the Greek marinade. Add all of the marinade ingredients to a 16- ounce mason jar container and give it a shake. You can also use a mixing bowl and a whisk.
  • Put the chicken into a large Ziploc bag or glass container, and pour the desired amount of marinade over the chicken. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour or overnight if you can. 
  • Prepare the grill. Set the grill temperature to medium-high heat. 
  • After the grill is hot, then remove the chicken from the marinade and place it directly onto the grill. Discard the marinade.
  • Close the grill and grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes, and then using tongs, flip to the other side and grill for another 5-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165º.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and place it on a plate and cover it with foil. Let the chicken rest for 3 - 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


How to Store the Recipe
To make ahead for the week
There are a couple of ways to have this greek chicken marinade ready for easy meals during the week. First, you can assemble the marinade and chicken into a glass container or plastic bag. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to cook, then continue with the recipe.
You can also cook the chicken entirely ahead of time, store it in glass containers, and refrigerate it for up to four days. Toss into salads or use in wraps or sandwiches.
To freeze
Assemble the chicken in the marinade into a freezer bag or glass container and freeze for up to 3 months. Take it out of the freezer for 1-2 days to thaw in the refrigerator. Continue with the recipe.
You can also freeze the cooked grilled chicken to use in recipes. Portion out the grilled chicken into freezer bags and freeze. When ready to use, take the chicken out of the bag and heat it in the microwave for a minute or so. Then use in a salad or wrap.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 297mg | Sugar: 4g