Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Clara Lawrence Modified: March 24, 2022
Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

How To Make Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken

This easy Greek lemon chicken is packed with tangy lemon and earthy herb flavors, that’s tastefully marinated in, then grilled for a tender and juicy meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes



  • 4chicken breast,(6 oz), halves, boneless and skinless
  • cupolive oil,plus more for grill
  • 1tbsplemon zest
  • cuplemon juice,fresh
  • 4garlic cloves,(1½ tbsp), minced
  • 2tspdried oregano
  • ½tspdried basil
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • ½tspdried rosemary,crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley,chopped, for serving


  1. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound the thicker parts of chicken to even thickness. 

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place the chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, pour in the olive oil mixture. Seal the bag while pressing the air out. Rub the marinade over the chicken.

  4. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate for 2 to 5 hours, rotating the bag and moving chicken around halfway through, if possible.

  5. Preheat the grill over medium-high heat to about 425 to 450 degrees F.

  6. Brush the grill grates lightly with olive oil. Place chicken on grill, close lid, and grill about 4 minutes per side, or until the chicken registers 160 to 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.

  7. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, garnish with fresh parsley. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 472.84kcal
  • Fat: 34.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.75g
  • Fiber: 0.88g
  • Sugar: 0.65g
  • Protein: 36.78g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 512.83mg
  • Calcium: 48.35mg
  • Potassium: 450.23mg
  • Iron: 2.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 52.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.80mg
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