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’s packed with flavour! It’s even made with ingredients you probably already have on hand in the pantry. Classic flavours of oregano, lemon juice and garlic come together to transform simple chicken thighs into a dish you’ll love. For even more flavour, you can marinate the chicken the day before you plan to cook it, making this even faster to prepare at dinner time. Serve with a fresh Greek salad, a dollop of tzatziki and some flatbread to complete the dish.

Can you make Easy Greek Chicken ahead of time?

To make Easy Greek Chicken ahead of time, marinate the chicken, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Is Easy Greek Chicken suitable for leftovers?

Easy Greek Chicken leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

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Easy Greek Chicken

Easy Greek Chicken

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  • 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 thighs with the remaining ingredients. Cook immediately or marinate up to 24 hours for deeper flavour.
  3. Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 8 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  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.



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


Refrigerate for up to 3 days and reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

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