Easy Greek Chicken

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Easy Greek Chicken

Easy Greek Chicken

If you are after the perfect dinner idea for a busy weeknight, this Easy Greek Chicken is not only ready and on the table in less than 15 minutes, it is flavour packed and made with ingredients you probably already have on hand in the pantry. Classic flavours of oregano, lemon juice and garlic come together to transform a simple dish into one you love.  Serve it with a fresh Greek Salad, a dollop of tzatziki and some flatbread to complete the dish.

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 6 chicken thigh fillets, fat trimmed (can be substituted with chicken breast)
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon


  1. Cover the chicken thighs with baking paper and pound them using a rolling pin or mallet to an even thickness.
  2. Combine the chicken thigh with the  marinade ingredients. Cook immediately or marinate up to 24 hours for a deeper flavour.
  3. Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 8 minutes, turning once halfway.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of water to scrape up all of the crispy bits in the base of the pan and continue cooking for 2 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve with Greek Salad, flatbread and tzatziki.


MAKE AHEAD – Marinate the chicken, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate for up to 3 days, reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: chicken
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Easy Greek Chicken, Best Chicken Marinade, Greek Chicken Marinade

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  1. fee_1970

    Wow, made this one last night, absolutely sensational! I think it might be the best chicken I have ever had, it was full of so much flavour and was so moist and delicious. I now have your Massaman Beef Curry cooking away in the slow cooker for tonight, cannot wait! I am loving your website, thanks Nicole 🙂

  2. Chloe

    So delicious and easy! Definitely going to be made regularly in our house along with the flatbread recipe!

    • Nicole

      Ahhh this is so wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to write, so glad you loved it as much as we do! 😍

  3. Lorraine

    This dish is divine!!! I was even able to adjust the recipe to low FODMAP for my daughter. I will most definitely be cooking this again. 😍

    • Nicole

      Oh this is so wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and rate the recipe, I’m so pleased you loved this one as much as we do! 😍 x

  4. Nell

    This was so, so easy and absolutely delicious, thank you so much! Will definitely be going into the rotation. My husband and I have always been a bit funny with chicken thigh, but since I’ve been following you I have gained so much more confidence cooking it – and it’s so, so much better! Rather than what can usually be dry old breast. Because I am slightly insane and have the fear of god instilled in me when it comes to pink chicken, I do cover the thigh with a bit of alfoil once I flip it, but it works well. Thanks again!

    • Nicole

      Oh I can relate to this so much and used to be the same way! In my early 20’s I avoided chicken thigh at all costs. But now I can’t get enough! The great thing about it is that it is so forgiving to cook, so even if you cook it longer, it will still be juicy and delicious. Thank you sooo much for taking the time to comment and rate the recipe. Reading your message, I am SO thrilled the recipe was a hit and that it will now be a part of your rotation. Ahhh it makes my heart happy. Thank you x

  5. Samantha

    I’m not the greatest cook, I always stick to recipes. This was so easy to follow and was absolutely delicious. I went all out and made your Greek salad, tzatziki dip and flatbreads for our anniversary. I must have used every bowl and utensil in my kitchen and it probably took me about 2hrs to make (kids, chatting etc) but gosh it was worth it. My husband said it was the best thing I’ve ever cooked. It’s only took 11yrs for him to compliment my cooking! Hahaha.

    • Nicole

      😂😍 Oh this made me smile from ear to ear! Even the greatest cooks follow recipes and need to start somewhere. I think you are AMAZING! Not only did you give it a go, but you also nailed it! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write and comment, I love that this was a complete success and love that I was even in the smallest way a part of your cooking journey. Means more to me than I can tell you x

  6. Michelle

    This is so delicious & so easy to make. I’ll definitely be making it again.

    • Nicole

      Really appreciate your support and taking the time to comment and leave your rating on my recipes – It means more to me than I can tell you. I’m so glad this was a winner at your place. I love this one too. So great being able to throw it all in the same pan! Nic x

  7. Christina

    So delicious and super easy. The whole family loved it. Thanks Nic!!

    • Nicole

      So wonderful to hear! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write, means so much to me! x

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