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Greek Chicken Marinade

Greek Chicken Marinade

This easy GREEK CHICKEN MARINADE will become your new favorite marinade. It yields an insanely flavorful, and tender marinated chicken that goes well with any salads, gyros, sandwiches, and even rice. And it only calls for just a handful of fresh basic ingredients!
Course Condiments
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Imma


  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced 
  • 2 tablespoon s lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme , chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon oregano , chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary , chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon parsley , chopped 
  • ½ tablespoon marjoram (optional) 
  • pinch of nutmeg 
  • salt and pepper to taste 


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, oregano, rosemary, parsley, marjoram, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in marinade, and coat or drench in herb mixture.  Seal bowl with plastic wrap or place in a Ziplock bag and refrigerate for at least an hour - preferably overnight. 
  • Using a tong, remove chicken from the sauce and discard any excess marinade. 
  • Preheat grill to medium- high heat. 
  • Place chicken on the grill and grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until you have a nice char – you may need to turn the chicken occasionally on each side until it is cooked all the way. The best way to check for doneness is to use an instant-read thermometer.  The perfect internal temperature is 160 degrees F. Alternatively, you can always do a little cut into the middle to check that it's just about opaque in the center. 
  • Remove from grill (or grill pan). 
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes, then serve immediately.