Grilled Greek Ranch Chicken

Grilled Greek Ranch Chicken – our go-to chicken marinade. Super easy to make and tastes great. Chicken marinated in Ranch dressing, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Greek seasoning – grill up for THE BEST chicken you’ll ever eat! We make this at least once a week. Double up the recipe for leftovers! It is to-die-for delicious!!

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Easy Chicken Marinade

This Grilled Greek Ranch Chicken is a new favorite! We’ve made this several times over the past few weeks and just can’t seem to get enough of it. It is great as a main dish and leftover chopped up on top of a salad or in a wrap. Very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients – Ranch dressing, olive oil, Greek seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and vinegar. The chicken is super tender and packed full of amazing flavor!! We grilled the chicken, but you can cook it on the stove or in the oven too. Add this to your menu ASAP!

chicken in a grill pan

How to Make Grilled Greek Ranch Chicken

This chicken is effortless to make. Simply whisk together Ranch dressing, olive oil, Greek seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar. Pour the marinade over let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator a few hours to overnight. Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook on the grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Tips For Grilling Chicken

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, or drumsticks.
    • Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • I used Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. It is in the spice aisle at the store. They have regular and salt-free versions.
  • The key to tender and juicy grilled chicken breasts is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. Place the chicken in a freezer bag and use a meat mallet to pound out that top hump. This makes sure that the chicken cooks evenly. You won’t have one dry end and one cooked end. The whole breast will cook at the same rate and taste amazing!
  • We let this chicken marinate overnight in the refrigerator. I almost always mix up the marinade before I go to bed and let the chicken hang out in the fridge until we are ready to grill. The longer the chicken can marinate, the more flavor the chicken will have. We always go for maximum flavor!
  • We cook the chicken on a charcoal grill, using a charcoal starter. Check out our instructions on how to grill chicken on a charcoal grill here: https://www.plainchicken.com/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter/
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the skillet? Yes! Pan sear the chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
    • If your chicken breasts are really large, cut a few slits in the chicken to help it cook quicker.
plate of grilled chicken

What to Serve with Grilled Chicken

This chicken is one of our all-time favorites! It is so tender and juicy! We almost always double the recipe for leftovers during the week. We like to serve this with some rice and green beans or a simple salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy chicken marinade recipe:

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Grilled Greek Ranch Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Grilled Greek Ranch Chicken – chicken marinated in Ranch dressing, olive oil, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and Greek seasoning – grill up for THE BEST chicken you’ll ever eat! We make this at least once a week. Double up the recipe for leftovers! It is to-die-for delicious!!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Tbsp Greek Seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, Greek seasoning, lemon juice, and white vinegar.
  • Pound chicken breast to 1/4″ thickness. Place chicken in the gallon size ziplock bag, and stir to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours (all day).
  • Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Grill chicken for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear.

Notes:

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, or drumsticks.
    • Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • I used Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. It is in the spice aisle at the store. They have regular and salt-free versions.
  • The key to tender and juicy grilled chicken breasts is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. Place the chicken in a freezer bag and use a meat mallet to pound out that top hump. This makes sure that the chicken cooks evenly. You won’t have one dry end and one cooked end. The whole breast will cook at the same rate and taste amazing!
  • We let this chicken marinate overnight in the refrigerator. I almost always mix up the marinade before I go to bed and let the chicken hang out in the fridge until we are ready to grill. The longer the chicken can marinate, the more flavor the chicken will have. We always go for maximum flavor!
  • We cook the chicken on a charcoal grill, using a charcoal starter. Check out our instructions on how to grill chicken on a charcoal grill here: https://www.plainchicken.com/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter/
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the skillet? Yes! Pan sear the chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
    • If your chicken breasts are really large, cut a few slits in the chicken to help it cook quicker.
plate of grilled chicken
chicken in a grill pan

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Comments

  1. This is truly the BEST marinade! I shared it with my family and friends because it is so delicious! I like to cut my breasts in half horizontally before marinating, and they grill up easily and quickly! Thank you for such a yummy recipe!

  2. Hi Stephanie! We love that Cavenders Greek Seasoning but forget to buy it!
    *note to self, BUY SOME* LOL
    Thanks for a great recipe =^,^=

  3. THIS has replaced my soy sauce based marinades….the outer caramelization, is incredible. YEAH…..I double it. Sandwiches, salads, fajitas, there’s a litany of ways this chicken can go.

  4. We made this last night and it was a HUGE hit! So tender, flavorful and moist after marinating overnight. So good. A new family favorite marinade from a household that eats a LOT of chicken!

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