Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken – only 3 ingredients in the marinade! Greek dressing, honey, and lemon juice. SO simple and SOOO delicious! We always double the recipe so we can eat leftovers during the week. The chicken is great on top of a salad, in a wrap, or slathered with tzatziki sauce in a pita. YUM!

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Easy Grilled Chicken Recipe

Grilling season is upon us! Grilled chicken is a staple at our house. I mean, you can’t have a website called Plain Chicken and not eat chicken! Well, we don’t really eat “plain” chicken. We eat anything but plain chicken. This Grilled Greek Chicken is one of our favorite chicken dinners. It is so simple to make and tastes great! I could eat this chicken every day and never get tired of it. SO good!

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How to Make Greek Chicken Marinade

This chicken marinade is effortless to make with only three simple ingredients. Place chicken in a ziploc plastic bag. In a medium bowl, whisk together Greek salad dressing, lemon juice, and honey. Pour Greek marinade over the chicken and seal the bag. Place the chicken in the refrigerator and marinate for a few hours up to overnight. When ready to cook the chicken, remove the chicken from the marinade. Place the chicken on a plate and discard leftover marinade. Prepare the gas grill or charcoal grill. Cook the chicken over medium-high heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. The grill time will depend on the size, cut, and thickness of your chicken pieces.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Ken’s Steakhouse Greek Dressing or Kraft Greek Dressing.
  • Free free to add fresh herbs to the marinade.
  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, wings, or drumsticks/legs.
  • You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Sometimes I like to cut the chicken into pieces and make Greek chicken kabobs with red onion and bell peppers.
  • For best results, pound chicken to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziploc bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • We cook the chicken on a charcoal grill. Here are our tips on cooking on charcoal: https://www.plainchicken.com/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter/
  • I don’t have an outdoor grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
    • You can use a cast iron skillet an indoor grill pan.
  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Grilled Greek Chicken

This marinade makes the most flavorful chicken ever! I usually double the recipe so we can eat leftovers during the week. Leftover chicken is great on top of a salad, tossed in pasta salad, in a wrap, or slathered with some tzatziki sauce on pita bread. YUM! Add this Mediterranean grill chicken to your summer grilling list. You won’t be disappointed!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy marinade:

Authentic Greek Tzatziki

Authentic Greek Tzatziki – recipe from a Greek restaurant in Poros, Greece! SO simple and it tastes amazing! Goes great…

Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni

Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni Recipe – you’ll never use the boxed stuff again! Rice, spaghetti, chicken bouillon, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic…

grilled greek chicken on a plate

Grilled Greek Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Grilled Greek Chicken – only 3 ingredients in the marinade! Greek dressing, honey, and lemon juice. SO simple and SOOO delicious! We always double the recipe so we can eat leftovers during the week. The chicken is great on top of a salad, in a wrap, or slathered with tzatziki sauce in a pita. YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek dressing
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  • Place chicken breasts in a gallon ziplock bag. Pound to an even thickness.
  • Whisk together dressing, lemon juice, and honey. Pour over chicken.
  • Refrigerate chicken in marinade 2 hours to overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and cook on the grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Notes:

I use Ken’s Steakhouse Greek Dressing or Kraft Greek Dressing.
Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – thighs, tenders, breasts.
Can use boneless or bone-in chicken.
To cook chicken without a grill, pan sear for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.

Steph

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