this Greek Chicken Marinade Combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon, garlic, and oregano to create the most delicious grilled chicken recipe. Whipping together takes a few minutes and you can make it ahead of time for an easy weeknight dinner or party.

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chicken marinade It’s a staple in my house. My kids eat a lot of salads for lunch and like to put grilled chicken on top. I also like to prepare the marinade on the weekends for an easy dinner during the week.Our favorites include Italian Chicken Marinade, Chili Chicken Marinade, balsamic marinade, Asian Chicken Marinadeand Greek chicken marinade.

This Greek Chicken Marinade recipe is a personal favorite because it’s easy to make, goes with everything, and is delicious.

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Reasons you’ll love this recipe

  • Use simple ingredients. Everything you need to make this Greek marinade is likely in your kitchen right now.
  • Gluten and dairy free. When making your own marinade, you don’t have to worry about hidden ingredients.
  • you can make it ahead of time. marinated a day ahead or Freeze the chicken in the marinade use later.

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Ingredients for Greek Chicken Marinade

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – I recommend using good quality organic chicken for best results and keeping recipes clean. Also, to help the chicken breasts cook evenly, mash the chicken with a meat mallet to about ½ inch thick.

You can also use bone-in chicken breasts or thighs with this Greek marinade; just adjust the cooking time if desired.

Extra virgin olive oil – Oil is important in any chicken breast marinade recipe because it provides fat that keeps it moist and dry. I prefer the flavor of extra virgin olive oil, but you can use Greek olive oil, avocado oil, or another good quality oil. You can also use canola oil, but it doesn’t taste the same as olive oil.

lemon – Lemon juice and lemon zest bring fresh flavor to this Greek chicken marinade.

red wine vinegar – You can use white or red wine vinegar in this marinade recipe. Both were delicious with good acidity.

garlic – Fresh garlic is the best way to go with this marinade. It tastes great!I recommend using Micro Flat Grater Grate the garlic. If you chop garlic, be sure to chop it very finely.

dried oregano – Many Greek marinade recipes include a variety of herbs, but the authentic recipe calls for only dried oregano. I always have dried oregano in my pantry, so this is what I use.

sugar – Use a small amount of sweetener to balance the acidity and other flavors of this Greek marinade. However, if you want a more tart marinade, you don’t need to rule it out.

Supplies

  • bakeware.perfect when you don’t have an outdoor grill or the weather isn’t for you.
  • BBQ tools. Process the chicken.
  • Glass meal prep containers or plastic storage bags. You can use any of these to marinate chicken.
  • Internal meat thermometer. to make sure you are cooking the chicken at the correct temperature.
  • 16 oz glass bottle container. Mix and store the marinade.

How to Make Greek Chicken Marinade

A step-by-step collage showing how to make Greek Chicken Marinade and Grilled Chicken
  • First make the Greek marinade. Add all marinade ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar and shake. You can also use a mixing bowl and whisk. I like to use mason jars to store leftover marinade.
  • Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag or glass container and pour desired amount of marinade over chicken. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour or overnight if you can. You can also freeze the chicken in the marinade if you can’t make it right away.
  • Prepare the grill. Set the grill temperature to medium-high.
  • After the pan is hot, Then remove the chicken from the marinade and place directly on the grill. Discard the marinade.
  • Turn off the grill and grill the chicken for 5-7 minutesThen flip with tongs to the other side and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165º.
  • Remove chicken from grill and place on a platter, covered with foil. Let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing and serving.

cooking skills

I’ve made this Greek chicken marinade many times and learned some tips and tricks along the way.

  • You can leave honey out. As I said, honey brings balance to the Greek marinade, but if you want to make it part of a low carb, keto, paleo or Whole30 lifestyle then you can leave it out or use an approved sweetener.
  • Stir in plain Greek yogurt. Some Greek marinade recipes call for Greek yogurt (1/4 – 1/3 cup). Greek yogurt helps tenderize and create super juicy chicken breasts. It also brings a rich flavor to the marinade. I made it with and without greek yogurt. Both are great, but I prefer the simplicity of using olive oil, lemon, vinegar and spices.
  • You can use a griddle or an outdoor grill. It snows nine months of the year where I live, so I often use my baking sheet for this recipe.
  • Don’t push down while the chicken is cooking on the grill. I know it’s tempting to do this, but pushing the chicken while cooking squeezes out the juices and leaves the chicken dry.
  • After removing the chicken breasts from the grill, let them rest for a few minutes. Here’s another trick I’ve learned about cooking juicy chicken on the grill. Let the chicken rest to give the juices a chance to settle. If you cut the chicken right after it leaves the grill, all the juices will be used up and you’ll be left with dry chicken.
  • You can roast chicken breasts in the oven. If it’s a severe winter, or you just want an easier way, then place the marinated chicken in the oven and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees , and the juice runs clear.
  • doubles as a salad dressing. Of course, don’t use Greek marinades with raw chicken in salads. Save some or make some more before adding it to the chicken.
  • You can use this Greek chicken marinade recipe on steak or pork. The marinade is the same as the chicken, but adjust the cooking time.
Two grilled chicken breasts on a plate

Service suggestion

There are countless ways to use this Greek marinated chicken. Here are my favorite ideas:

Grilled Greek Marinated Chicken on Salad

storage tips

for a week in advance

There are a few ways to prepare this easy Greek chicken marinade in a week. First, you can pack the marinade and chicken in a glass container or plastic bag. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you are ready to cook, then continue with the recipe.

You can also fully cook the chicken ahead of time, store it in a glass container, and refrigerate for up to four days. Stir into salads or use in wraps or sandwiches.

Roast chicken cooked in glass container

freeze

Freeze chicken in Greek marinade in freezer bags or glass containers for up to 3 months. Take it out of the freezer for 1-2 days to thaw in the freezer. Continue the recipe.

You can also freeze cooked roast chicken for use in recipes. Divide roast chicken into freezer bags and freeze. When ready to use, remove the chicken from the bag and heat in the microwave for a minute or so. Then use in salads or wraps.

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Greek Chicken Marinade

Greek Chicken Marinade

this Greek Chicken Marinade Combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon, garlic, and oregano to create the most delicious grilled chicken recipe. Whipping together takes a few minutes and you can make it ahead of time for an easy weeknight dinner or party.

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course: Dinner Recipes, BBQ Recipes, Lunch Recipes

delicacy: America, Greece

Key words: greek chicken marinade, greek marinade

Preparation time: 1 Hour

Cooking time: 15 minute

total time: 1 Hour 15 minute

Serving Size: 4 people

Calories: 363kcal

equipment

  • 16 oz glass bottle

  • small bowl

  • brush

  • griddle or grill

  • BBQ tools

raw material

  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 1 spoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic cloves about 2-3 petals
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2-3 teaspoon sugar melted
  • 1.5 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 3-4 chicken breasts

instruct

  • First make the Greek marinade. Add all marinade ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar and shake. You can also use a mixing bowl and whisk.

  • Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag or glass container and pour desired amount of marinade over chicken. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour or overnight if you can.

  • Prepare the grill. Set the grill temperature to medium-high.

  • After the pan is hot, Then remove the chicken from the marinade and place directly on the grill. Discard the marinade.

  • Turn off the grill and grill the chicken for 5-7 minutesThen flip with tongs to the other side and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165º.

  • Remove chicken from grill and place on a platter, covered with foil. Let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing and serving.

notes

How to store recipes
for a week in advance
There are a few ways to get this Greek chicken marinade ready to eat within a week. First, you can pack the marinade and chicken in a glass container or plastic bag. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you are ready to cook, then continue with the recipe.
You can also fully cook the chicken ahead of time, store it in a glass container, and refrigerate for up to four days. Stir into salads or use in wraps or sandwiches.
freeze
Place chicken in marinade in freezer bags or glass containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Take it out of the freezer for 1-2 days to thaw in the freezer. Continue the recipe.
You can also freeze cooked roast chicken for use in recipes. Divide roast chicken into freezer bags and freeze. When ready to use, remove the chicken from the bag and heat in the microwave for a minute or so. Then use in salads or wraps.

Nutrition

Serve: 1G | Calories: 363kcal | carbohydrate: 9G | protein: 48G | fat: 16G | Saturated fat: 2G | cholesterol: 130mg | sodium: 297mg | sugar: 4G

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