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Sliced Greek Chicken with Tzatziki on a plate with colorful Greek salad.
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4.72 from 7 votes

Grilled Greek Chicken

When you're in the mood for a fresh, Mediterranean-style meal, this Grilled Greek Chicken will definitely hit the spot. Lemony-herbed grilled chicken served with freshly made Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect choice for a warm summer evening.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Grilling, Mediterranean
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Servings: 6
Calories: 428kcal


For the Greek Chicken

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds assorted skinless chicken pieces I used boneless breasts and thighs

For Serving (Optional)


Greek Marinade

  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place the chicken pieces in a gallon sized zippered plastic storage bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag. Turn the bag several times to distribute the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to 8 hours. The chicken will be more tender and flavorful if it marinates for several hours or more.

Grilling Instructions

  • Preheat an indoor our outdoor grill for MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Place the chicken on the grill and discard the marinade. Grill approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of the thickest portion of chicken reads 165 degrees F. Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your pieces.
  • Serve the chicken with Tzatziki Sauce.


For the most flavorful, tender chicken, I recommend marinating for 6 to 8 hours.
Nutrition information was calculated for chicken only.
Make it a Freezer Meal
Prepare the marinade as directed and pour it over the chicken in a freezer-safe plastic storage bag. Press out as much air as possible, seal and label the bag, and lay it flat in your freezer. A freezer bag is the best choice to ensure that the chicken will be immersed in marinade.
Thaw the chicken safely in the refrigerator overnight before grilling as directed in the recipe. Raw chicken in marinade can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Promptly refrigerate leftover chicken in a sealed plastic storage bag or airtight container. Cooked chicken should be used within 3 to 4 days.
Leftovers are delicious cold from the fridge for an easy lunch.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg