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Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken is tender and juicy and flavored with plenty of fresh herbs and lemon. Pair it with a Greek salad for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal.

Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken


The chicken needs to marinate for at least 6 hours and up to 12 hours to really soak up the flavor of the herbs and garlic. I’ve used thyme, oregano, and dill, but parsley and rosemary would also be good.

Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken

I used fresh oregano and dill and dried thyme. Thyme is probably the only herb I enjoy better in dry form. You would be fine using dried oregano too, but I wouldn’t use dried dill. It has virtually no flavor.

Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken

The marinade can be made in the morning, let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator all day and you can pull supper together in about 15 minutes. Gotta love that.

Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken

Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken

Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken is tender and juicy and flavored with plenty of fresh herbs and lemon. Pair it with a Greek salad for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal.
PREP: 6 hours
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • Combine all ingredients except chicken in a medium bowl. Pour into a large ziptop plastic bag. Add chicken and place in refrigerator to marinate for 6 to 12 hours.
  • Remove chicken from refrigerator and place on counter. Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Place chicken on grill and grill for 5 minutes. Flip over and grill until no longer pink in the middle.


Calories: 185kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek

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22 thoughts on “Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken”

  1. Lea Andersen

    At last, good thing I have hopped in here, I’ve been looking for some chicken dishes/recipes that I can paired with some of the best cocktails here in hong kong, it’s for my brother’s birthday this coming week. He loves chicken and it will be a new taste for him. Thanks for the share =)

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I seriously do not grill chicken enough. Thanks for reminding me how delicious and healthy it is – I am so inspired to make this soon!

  3. Bri | Bites of Bri

    This looks so fresh and healthy. I bet the marinade makes the chicken so tender too! Pinning to try this next week one night ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    oh my gawd, I love this chicken!!! so beautiful and love all the fresh herbs!!! yup, can’t go wrong with marinating chicken!!! love!!!

  5. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    This looks so amazing! I love grilling chicken it is one of my favorite ways to prepare it.

  6. This chicken looks perfect, Christin! I love how light and fresh the flavors are! Love all the herbs in here, sounds so healthy and delicious!

  7. Isadora @ she likes food

    This chicken looks so perfect! I’ve been really loving Greek flavors right now and putting them in everything! I love all the lemon ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Wow – Christin your chicken looks fantastic! Love all the herbs in there – I rarely marinate my chicken – This is the reminder I need!

  9. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    I am loving this chicken right now! The flavors here are killing me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    This looks amazing Christin! The photos are really superb! Totally putting this on the menu soon.

    Have a terrific Monday!

  11. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Grilled chicken recipes are the best! I love marinating them overnight, makes it so flavorful! This looks fantastic, Christin! Definitely trying this one out. Pinned!

  12. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I have chicken in the fridge and all of the spices ready to make this! I’m always looking for a simple grilled chicken recipe to make during the week when I run out of ideas and this is perfect!

  13. Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I am SO into marinated chicken right now and I am seriously drooling over how amazing this is looking right now! I absolutely love all the greek flavors you packed inside—my favorite! This is definitely going on our menu. ๐Ÿ™‚

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