The Juiciest Greek-Inspired Chicken Recipe

Say goodbye to dry, bland chicken! This flavorful recipe incorporates garlic, shallots, paprika, oregano, lemon juice and lemon zest to create juicy, tender chicken. Serve it on salads, in bowls or over your favorite pasta or rice!

This isn’t your typical Greek chicken with feta cheese or kalamata olives. It’s a Greek chicken recipe that’s light made with fresh garlic. You can pair this recipe with your favorite tzatziki sauce and serve it with a green salad topped with cherry tomatoes and dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar. 

Sometimes you just need a REALLY great chicken recipe in your back pocket. Scratch that — when do you NOT need a really good chicken recipe in your back pocket?! For this recipe, you’ll want to pick your favorite cut of chicken. I used boneless chicken breasts, but you can also use chicken thighs. 

We eat a lot of chicken in the Atha household so I love finding new ways to mix up our routine with new flavors. I love using Greek flavors for inspiration because they are always rich in flavor but tend to be light and healthy!

The marinade ingredients for this super easy recipe are simple ingredients. All you need is: 

  • 3 tbsp. olive or avocado oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small shallot peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • juice of one lemon

The best part about this recipe is you can marinade the chicken for just 10 minutes. If you like a longer marinade, you can also use an airtight container to make this delicious Greek chicken marinade. I always like to top the chicken with lemon slices when it marinades overnight.  I have the full recipe in the recipe card below. This chicken is a great option for salads, bowls, wraps or over your favorite starchy side like my Feta Couscous Salad!

Here’s how you’ll make this Juicy Greek-Inspired Chicken:

Start by preparing a delicious Greek chicken marinade in a large bowl. Combine 3 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil, minced garlic, shallots, dried oregano, paprika, kosher salt, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. This simple chicken marinade infuses the boneless chicken breasts with classic Greek flavors, making every bite zesty and refreshing.Trim and dice chicken into cubes.

Place the chicken in the bowl and let it marinate for at least 10 minutes, or longer if you have the extra time. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap for the best results.

Once marinated, heat some oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the chicken until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. This quick and easy method is a great way to prepare flavorful chicken for various meals. For added convenience, you can also try making Greek sheet pan chicken by roasting the marinated chicken with fresh veggies like large red onion, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes.

You’re going to love how quickly this chicken cooks and how versatile the chicken is! Having this chicken in the fridge makes eating healthy so much easier. Hope you love!

More Chicken Recipes You’ll Love!

If you’re looking for a flavorful chicken recipe that’s perfect for both busy weeknights and leisurely weekend dinners, this Greek-inspired chicken is a great option. With a cook time of just 6-8 minutes after marinating, it’s an easy dinner that delivers a ton of flavor. Using simple ingredients like fresh herbs, garlic, shallots, and a blend of Greek seasonings, this recipe idea ensures that you can enjoy juicy, tender chicken every time.

This recipe isn’t just limited to dinners; it’s also perfect for quick lunches. Use the cooked chicken in salads, bowls, wraps, or even chicken gyros. Pair it with a fresh Greek orzo salad, pita bread, or a green salad topped with cherry tomatoes and dressed with homemade Greek salad dressing. The leftover marinade can even be used as a sauce for extra flavor.

For a simple way to elevate your chicken dinners, this recipe is a must-try. The combination of fresh parsley, zesty lemon, and aromatic garlic powder creates a dish that’s both light and satisfying. Whether it’s your first time making a Greek-inspired dish or you’re a seasoned cook, this good recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. With skinless chicken breasts or thighs, this versatile and easy recipe is ideal for anyone looking to add a burst of fresh flavors to their meals. Enjoy experimenting with different cuts of chicken and savor the delightful taste of this delicious Greek chicken marinade.

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The Juiciest Greek-Inspired Chicken

This flavorful recipe incorporates garlic, shallots, paprika, oregano, lemon juice and lemon zest to create juicy, tender chicken.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 2 breasts


  • 2 organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp. olive or avocado oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small shallot peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • juice of one lemon


  • Prep chicken by trimming any fat, then dicing into even bite-sized chunks, about 1" cubes.
  • In a bowl, place cubed chicken with only 2 tbsp. of the oil, then all other ingredients. Gently mix so all chicken is evenly covered. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tbsp. olive oil. When warm, add in diced chicken into one even layer. After a few minutes, gently stir chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 or so minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and let rest slightly before serving!
Keyword boneless, chicken, diced, greek, salad, seasoned, skinless, wrap
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  1. Can you marinate for more than 10 minutes in the fridge?

    1. Yes! Up to 12 hours 🙂

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