Greek Chicken Marinade Recipe

  • Author: Kelley


My favorite Greek Chicken Marinade Recipe. It’s perfect on the grill or cooked on the stop top!


  • 6 chicken breasts (about 2 lb.)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag or a bowl with lid and set aside.
  2. Add the dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, minced garlic, salt, onion powder, and black pepper to a deep bowl. Stir in the olive oil. Pour 3/4 of the marinade onto chicken breasts and reserve the rest of the marinade for basting. Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours and up to 6 in the refrigerator.
  3. When ready to grill, lightly brushing the grates with olive oil and set grill to medium high heat.
  4. Grill the chicken, basting with the reserved marinade and turning often so each side browns and chicken is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear. Chicken can be served warm or at room temperature.
  5. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.