Greek Marinated Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

"The marinade takes just a few minutes to prepare, and creates an absolute explosion of incredible flavor! I only marinated my chicken in this magical mix for 30 minutes, but the flavor was still loud and clear. You can grill the chicken outdoors over a gas or charcoal flame, or if you don’t have a grill, you can bake it in the oven. Either way, you’ll get super flavorful and moist pieces of chicken that the whole family will love! PLEASE NOTE: This recipe is extra garlicky, so if you're not into heavy garlic flavor, use 2 cloves instead of 4."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (265 g)
  • Calories 309.8
  • Total Fat - 12.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 180.6 mg
  • Sodium - 349.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 39.6 g
  • Calcium - 73.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method


Step 1

Combine yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and freshly cracked pepper in a bowl.

Step 2

Use a fine holed cheese grater or a zester to scrape the thin layer of yellow zest from the lemon skin into the bowl.

Step 3

Add the juice from half of the lemon, about 1-2 tablespoons.

Step 4

Stir until everything is well mixed.

Step 5

Roughly chop a big handful, or about 1/4 bunch of parsley, and add it into the marinade. Stir.

Step 6

Add chicken pieces and marinade the chicken in a gallon sized Zip-Lock baggie. Remove as much air as possible when closing the bag, and massage the bag to mix the contents, and make sure the chicken is well coated.

Step 7

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 8

After marinating for 30 minutes, either cook the chicken on a grill OR preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, to bake the chicken in the oven.


Step 9

Place chicken pieces in a large 9x13 inch casserole dish. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown on top.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews


I used legs/thighs for this awesome chicken! I did add more garlic, marinated for 1 hour and baked in the oven. The result was very flavourful and juicy! I made enough for dinner tonight! DH & I LOVE this chicken. Thanks Linda for another great recipe! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(19 Sep 2015)


Very good chicken which we cooked on the grill - used bone-in breasts and thighs. I used fresh oregano instead of the dried but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(23 Aug 2015)