Easy Greek Chicken with a fresh lemon herb marinade is fall-off-the-bone, ultra tender mouth-wateringly delicious! A quick, simple healthy Mediterranean-inspired dinner recipe loaded with flavor.

Greek Chicken Recipe - delicious chicken thighs marinated in a Mediterranean inspired marinade for fresh zesty herby chicken

Let’s chat about this chicken thigh bender I’ve been on.

Between the Grilled Chicken Thighs, Smoked Chicken Thighs, Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs, and Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken, you may have had your fill of chicken thighs.

…Or, you may be like me and consider chicken thighs to be an essential food group.

Greek Chicken Recipe with an easy marinade. Quick, simple, absolutely delicious!

One of the reasons I love them so dearly (aside from that incredible crispy skinned texture, super tender fall-off-the-bone meat when you sink your teeth right in, is the fact that they are just so easy to make in bulk. 

I typically cook 3.5 to 4 pounds of bone-in skin-on thighs at a time (that’s usually 8 thighs), which is part of my meal prep for the week. 

Season them up, apply some heat, and we’re off and running!

Please tell me you eat thighs with your face.

Rather than trying to fork them. 

Moving right along.

What’s the deal with Greek Chicken?!

This easy Greek Chicken recipe is just so succulent, I can barely articulate it. Marinated in a zesty, herby, garlicky marinade and baked until crispy, these thighs are just loaded with Mediterranean flavor.

Need a vacation? Make this. 

But also go on actual vacation, because YOLO.

Let’s talk ingredient talk.

Easy Greek Chicken Recipe - quick and simple to prepare, loaded with fresh Mediterranean flavors for a delicious main entrée!

Ingredients for Greek Chicken:

Chicken: Bone-in, skin on chicken thighs is how I roll. You can also go with boneless skinless thighs, drumsticks, and/or boneless chicken breasts. Just know the bake times will be different for other cuts of chicken (for instance, I typically bake breasts for 30 to 40 minutes at 350).

Greek Chicken Marinade: Avocado oil, lemon juice + zest, all the garlic, fresh parsley, dried oregano and thyme, and sea salt. This marinade is EPIC! Use it on everything!!

Let’s bake it up!

Greek Chicken recipe with a fresh lemon herb marinade. Tasty baked chicken ideal for weeknight meals or meal prep.

How to Make Greek Chicken:

Here is how to marinate Greek chicken! Add all of the ingredients for the Greek Chicken to a zip lock bag and seal. Shift the contents of the bag around until everything is evenly distributed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.

Place chicken and marinade in a zip lock bag

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Transfer the chicken (including the marinade) to a large casserole dish and arrange it in a single layer.

How to make Greek chicken in the oven

Bake for 40 minutes then bump the oven temperature up to 420 degrees F and bake another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the skin on the chicken is golden-brown and crispy.

Serve with your choice of side dishes and enjoy!

Rejoice! My latest and greatest obsession, your newest favorite meal prep recipe, everyone’s favorite part of the chicken.

I hope you obsess over this as much as I. 😉

Easy Greek Chicken Recipe - perfect for meal prep and weeknight meals

Serving Suggestions:

Here are some side dish ideas for serving the Greek Chicken recipe!

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Enjoy!

Greek Chicken recipe with a fresh lemon herb marinade. Tasty baked chicken ideal for weeknight meals or meal prep.

Easy Greek Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Fresh, herby lemon Greek Chicken is so simple yet satisfying! Make it any night of the week or for meal prep!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs bone-in skin-on chicken thighs*
  • cup avocado oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients for the Greek Chicken to a zip lock bag and seal. Shift the contents of the bag around until everything is evenly distributed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.
  • When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Transfer the chicken thighs (including the marinade) to a large casserole dish and arrange it in a single layer.
  • Bake for 40 minutes then bump the oven temperature up to 420 degrees F and bake another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the skin on the chicken is golden-brown and crispy.
  • Serve with your choice of side dishes and enjoy!

Notes

*You can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs, drumsticks, or chicken breasts
**Yogurt is a meat tenderizer! If you'd like, you can add it to the marinade for additional tangy flavor and an even more tender result.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 8 · Calories: 206kcal · Carbohydrates: 2g · Protein: 39g · Fat: 7g · Sugar: 2g
Author: Julia
Course: Chicken Main Dishes, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: chicken recipe, chicken thighs, Greek chicken, keto, Mediterranean chicken, Mediterranean diet, paleo, whole30
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. How would the Greek Chicken Marinade work as a quick marinade for a light white fish? Sounds great for chicken.

    1. Hi Terry!

      I think it would work great for any type of fish! I haven’t tested it, but I think it would be amazing. 😀 Hope you enjoy! xoxo

  2. I made this for my family of 7 and they really liked it. I made it exactly as written and it was very simple. The flavor was delicious and the chicken was very moist. I probably should have left it in the oven just a little longer to get a crispier skin, but other than that it was perfect. I will definitely be keeping this in my dinner rotation.

    1. I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed the chicken and that you were able to get the delicious crispy skin! 😀 Thanks so much for swinging back around to provide your review!! xoxoxo