The juiciest, most delicious chicken of your LIFE is just a marinade away. This recipe is truly The Best Ever Greek Chicken Marinade, and is a surefire way to ensure that your chicken turns out perfectly moist and juicy, every single time. Plus, this marinade comes together with only six ingredients, so it’s perfect to whip up any time that you’re craving restaurant-quality chicken.
Friends, if you’ve been to my blog before, then you’ll know that I’m all about the simple and easy recipes. As a busy mom of two rambunctious little boys, I just don’t have time to make all of the intricate and complicated recipes that I used to love. These days, my meals need to be quick, easy, and simple. So, what does that mean?
It means that my meals need to consist of SIMPLE ingredients that I can almost always have on-hand – whether that be spices, produce, or even meat (like chicken breast) that I can easily freeze. There is nothing worse than needing to make dinner, only to open your fridge and realize that you’re missing so many key ingredients. In my house, that just won’t fly, so I always make sure that my recipes are something that can easily be made on a whim.
Second, it also means that I need recipes that won’t take a ton of time to make. Between spending my days developing recipes and filming TikToks (which, if you aren’t following me on TikTok yet, you can find so many quick, easy recipes and kitchen “hacks” over there), to being a present mama for my boys, there is only so much time in the day that I can spend cooking meals. That’s why so many of my recipes come together fairly quickly – because that’s what I need for my life, and I know many of you need that, too!
There are three ways to ensure that you will get the juiciest and most delicious chicken ever. The first, is of course, to make this marinade. Because the ingredients are so simple and easy, I really recommend making the recipe exactly as is, to ensure the perfect blend of flavors. That means no substitutions- this recipe is truly as simple and easy as it gets!
Second, make sure that you are letting your chicken marinate for at LEAST 1-2 hours, but 2-4 if you really want to maximize the flavor profile. This requires a little bit of prep on your end, but I promise, it’s so easy and worth it. Once you bite into that delicious, flavorful chicken, you won’t regret it!
Third, I highly recommend using organic chicken breast for this recipe. Organic chicken breasts are so much more flavorful than conventional chicken breasts, so if you can, I highly recommend opting for organic.
This marinade requires only 6 simple and easy ingredients to make, and truly could not be easier!
Making this marinade could not be simpler! Simply whisk together all of your marinade ingredients in a small bowl, until fully combined. Then, pour it over your chicken, and place the chicken in the fridge for a minimum of 1-2 hours, and a maximum of 24 hours.
Then, prepare your chicken according to your preferred method. Store any leftovers in the fridge, and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a few chicken recipes to serve this marinade, then you’re in luck. Chicken is one of my favorite ingredients to work with – in fact, I love working with it so much, that I created a roundup of my 8 Favorite “Family-Friendly” chicken recipes!
But for a few of my notable favorites, I love my One Pan Greek Chicken and Lemon Rice (which is perfect with this marinade!) or my Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken Breasts! And to continue on with the Greek theme, I also love my Cozy Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup – aka my take on an avgolemono soup!
I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx
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Looking forward to trying this 🙂 do you have a recipe for the rice/edamame mix pictured with the chicken? Would love to try that as well.
I do not, I am sorry Lauren!
I bet this would be good for a strong, white fish as well.
Ooh yes, that would be delicious Marilyn! If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it works out for you!
Wondering if you can bake this. If so, what temp and how long would you recommend? My grill is on the fritz at the moment.
Hi Robin! This is a recipe for a marinade, so you can marinate your chicken and prepare it any way that you’d like! 🙂
Marinade is so simple to make and absolutely delicious!! Was a big hit with my BF. Fresh lemon juice makes such a big difference. Served with spinach pie and a Greek salad. Will make again!
I am thrilled that you loved this recipe, Carol! Thank you so much for making it, and for leaving such a kind review!