Greek Lemon Chicken

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes


  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves*
  • 1/3 cup olive oil , plus more for brushing grill
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced (1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary , crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley , for serving


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

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary and season with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper).

  3. Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, pour in olive oil mixture. Seal bag while pressing air out. Rub marinade over chicken. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate 2 - 5 hours (rotate bag and move chicken around halfway through if possible). 

  4. Preheat grill over medium-high heat (to about 425 - 450 degrees F).

  5. Brush grill grates lightly with olive oil. Place chicken on grill, close lid, and grill about 4 minutes per side, or until chicken registers 160 - 165 degrees F in center of chicken on an instant read thermometer. 

  6. Let chicken rest 5 minutes, garnish with fresh parsley then serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • *You can also use boneless skinless thighs here as well, just add additional grilling time.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy