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Easy Greek Chicken Marinade

Easy Greek Chicken Marinade

Easy Greek Chicken Marinade creates the best, most tender baked or grilled chicken. Perfect for whole chickens, chicken breasts or chicken kebabs. This marinade bursts with the flavors of lemon, garlic and oregano.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Greek Chicken Marinade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 193kcal
Author Heather


For the Marinade

  • 2-3 tbsp lemon zest *about 3-4 large lemons
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice *about 3-4 juicy large lemons
  • 10 large cloves garlic *crushed or minced
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the Chicken

  • 1 large chicken *cut into half (see notes above in post)


  • Whisk together all ingredients for marinade. Set aside. 
    Place chicken in a nonreactive dish or bowl. Pour marinade over chicken making sure all surfaces are covered with marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours. 
  • Preheat oven to 425℉. Place chicken halves into a baking or roasting pan with skin side up making sure there is room between the two halves. Spread the congealed olive oil from the marinade evenly over chicken halved. 
    Bake uncovered for 60-70 mins or until internal temperature read 165℉. Since oven times vary keep a watchful eye on the chicken starting at the 45 min marker. 


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg