The Best Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken you’ve ever Tasted
My family really loves this recipe and I understand why. Whenever I am looking for a fast, easy chicken recipe, I almost always go for the Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken dish.
First, it is so flavorful and I love that it’s healthy. I also find that when it’s grilled, it brings out much more of the flavor. I am sure your family will also love this recipe.
This recipe is perfect for a weeknight since it’s so easy to make. Your family will enjoy a healthy flavorful meal. Just be sure to look out for the temperatures you use for grilling to avoid drying out the chicken.
You can prevent drying the chicken by preheating your grill to ensure that the chicken breasts come out moist and tender.
Another trick is to use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken breasts.
Ensure that the temperatures do not exceed 165 degrees F, and your chicken will just be fine.
Want to know the best part? My kids absolutely love this Greek lemon chicken recipe. I always have a problem getting them to finish the food on their plates. However, with this recipe, that is never an issue during dinner time.
Honestly, Chicken breasts are my favorite portion of the chicken to cook with since it’s a lean cut of meat and convenient to use.
You might be wondering how I prevent my chicken breasts from becoming chewy or drying out.
Here is the secret, I always buy organic chicken breast. I find the organic chicken has much more flavor and the texture is better.
Before seasoning my chicken, I pounding it thinner to make it cook quicker and more evenly.
Also, if you’re using chicken breast from the fridge, you should first allow it to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. This would be the time to marinate your chicken breast if you want to add some flavor into the chicken breast.
Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Ingredients
I Love marinating my Grilled Greek chicken before I make it. I find the marinated version more tasty and flavorful. For my marinade I use:
- Olive oil
- Lemon zest and juice
- Oregano, thyme, rosemary
- Salt and pepper
- Chicken breasts
- Fresh parsley (I use this for garnishing)
How to get the Best Lemon Chicken
While marinating, mix the marinade and ensure you flip the bag of marinating chicken over halfway through to redistribute the marinade.
Pound the chicken breast using a mallet (or a rolling pin) to make it thinner to make it cook quicker and more evenly
Let the grilled chicken breast rest for 5 minutes before serving/cutting so that the juices can redistribute evenly within the chicken.
NB: Don’t marinate the chicken for more than 5 hours. Marinating it for too long can toughen it up and make it chewy. I do not recommend marinating the chicken breast overnight.
How to Grill Chicken
Mix the marinade and pour it onto the chicken breast in a large zipper bag.
Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for 2 to 5 hours.
Grill chicken (ensure the grill is preheated grill for about 2-3 minutes) cook through (about 4 minutes on either side).
Garnish with parsley and serve.
Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: 2 hours
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
1/3 cup olive oil
4 pieces of boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Salt and black pepper
½ teaspoon Oregano
½ teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon rosemary
Mix all the herbs (except parsley), lemon juice and olive oil in one bowl.
In a separate bowl, place the chicken breast pieces and pour the herb mixture on the
Place the marinated chicken in a zip-lock bag and store the bag in the refrigerator for
Meanwhile, preheat your grill over medium heat (to 425-450 degrees F)
Brush the grill lightly with olive oil. Place the marinated chicken on the grill and let it cook for at least 4 minutes.
Flip the chicken on the other side for even grilling. Grill it for another 4 minutes. (Use the instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature- until the chicken registers 160-165 degrees F)
When your chicken turns crisp and golden-brown, remove from grill.
Let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it.
Place on a plate, sprinkle freshly chopped parsley and serve hot.