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Easy Greek Grilled Chicken Marinade

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Easy Greek Grilled Chicken Marinade is the quick and simple recipe to complete your greek chicken salad.
This is the perfect meal prepping recipe for busy weeknights!

easy greek grilled chicken marinade

Easy Greek Grilled Chicken will become a regularly requested recipe in your household, especially if you are meal prepping to live that low carb lifestyle. This chicken marinade recipe is super easy, using pantry staples and a bit of time to marinate. Grilled to perfection this tops salads, sandwiches, wraps, or dipped on its own into tzatziki sauce!

Grilled Chicken with Homemade Greek Dressing

If you missed the Grilled Greek Chicken Salad recipe you’ll want to go print that out so you can make this all the time! Grilling the lettuce brings a bit of a smokey flavor complex to the salad, and this chicken is so incredibly juicy! 

low carb greek salad bowl

This salad is amazing, but the flavorful chicken marinade is what brings the whole thing together. The marinade is the dressing, too! Win-win!

How do you make your own marinades?

You can follow this simple method:

1 fat + 1 acid + herbs or spices

It’s a simple combination of olive oil with mayo plus red wine vinegar and greek herbs like oregano plus the briney bite of capers.

easy meal prep chicken idea with homemade greek dressing

How Long Do You Marinade Chicken For?

Chicken is super easy to marinate and packed full of flavor! If you’re in a hurry, cut you chicken into strips or pieces, and the chicken will absorb the marinade quicker. I like to purchase my chicken at the market, bring it home and immediately add to a marinade. Storing in the fridge if I’m grilling later that day or the next, or putting in a freezer-safe silicone zip-top bag and freezing directly in the marinade. Just make sure you label your bags! 

Grilled Chicken with Low Carb Greek Dressing

Need some quick grilling tips?

  1. A clean grill. Y’all I can’t stress this enough! Make sure your grill is clean. Which means you’ll want to turn your grill on SUPER high heat and let it burn off all the gunk from the previous time!
  2. Put your meat down and let it be. Do not touch it! When it’s ready to flip, it will release from the grates. If you feel any pull, let it hang out for a bit more. 
  3. Don’t close your grill lid until you flip the meat. When you close the grill, it begins to steam, and you want the nice caramelized grill marks before you close the lid.

Here is a list of my favorite grilling tools:

What if you don’t have a grill?

Use a grill pan like this one, or a cast-iron skillet. You’ll follow the same tips as above, but be sure your pan is hot for the first side. You can turn the pan/skillet down when you flip to the second side. Or, do like I do and stick the whole thing in the oven once you’ve grilled the first side. 

Greek Grilled Meal Prep Chicken

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Easy Greek Grilled Chicken Marinade will make your busy weeknights a breeze when you plan ahead! 

Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe

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Grilled Chicken with Homemade Greek Dressing

Easy Greek Grilled Chicken Marinade

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: grilling
  • Cuisine: greek

Description

Easy Greek Grilled Chicken Marinade is the quick and simple recipe to complete your greek chicken salad.
This is the perfect meal prepping recipe for busy weeknights!


Ingredients

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Greek Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons capers + brine

Chicken breasts or thighs


Instructions

Stir all dressing ingredients together. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Marinate chicken for an hour, or overnight in a sealed container.

Grill over medium high heat until 165˚ inside. About 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of each piece of chicken.


Keywords: easy greek grilled chicken marinade

 

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12 Comments

  1. I’m ALL in on Greek chicken and this marinade recipe is a staple! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. I can’t get enough!! Last night I dumped the leftover chicken into noodles with cut up pepperoni, extra greek dressing, and some fresh veggies! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Yum!! I’m sure island-hopping greek chicken is a bit better than this! 😉 Thanks for stopping by!!

    1. Oh, I bet so!! That sounds delish – you’ll have to let me know if it turns out! Thanks for stopping by!

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