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Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

Mediterranean chicken marinade is quick to make with a handful of pantry staples. Make this recipe to marinate chicken thighs or breasts.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Kevin


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2-3 lemons juice only
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Juice lemons to make ⅓ cup and transfer to a small bowl.
  • Finely mince the garlic cloves to make 1 tablespoon, add to bowl.
  • Finely chop the herbs and add to bowl with red pepper flakes and salt.
  • Whisk the marinade ingredients and scoop out ¼ cup to baste chicken. Pour remaining marinade over chicken in a plastic resealable bag. Squeeze the air out of bag and seal. Massage chicken with your hands and allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.


For Chicken
Heat your grill (350°F) or grill pan over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add chicken to cook.
For entire breasts, grill 2 minutes then move a quarter turn to create crosshatch grill marks and grill 2 more minutes. Baste with reserved marinade. Turn over repeat grilling to create grill marks and baste again before taking out of pan.
For really thick breasts: if sliced horizontally, cuts grilling time on each side down 2 minutes total SO 2 minutes each side, 4 minutes total time. Thighs 4 minutes each side. Allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with warm pitas and Greek Feta Salad.
For really thick breasts, if sliced horizontally, cut grilling time on each side to 2 minutes total. 2 minutes each side, 4 minutes total time. Boneless chicken thighs can be substituted for the chicken breasts. Thighs cook 4 minutes each side.


Sodium: 302mg | Calcium: 84mg | Vitamin C: 38mg | Vitamin A: 799IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 182mg | Calories: 150kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Iron: 2mg