Greek-Style Garlic Chicken Breasts


This recipe for Greek-style chicken was passed down through my family for years. If you're looking for great-tasting, tender chicken breasts, you'll want to try this!

close up view of garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges on a white platter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon paprika


  1. Cut three slits in each chicken breast to allow marinade to penetrate. Place chicken into a large bowl.

  2. Whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, salt, and paprika together for about 30 seconds. Pour over chicken; use your hands to work marinade into chicken. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

644 Calories
58g Fat
4g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 644
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 360mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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