Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Introducing this amazing Greek Lemon Chicken recipe that’s not only delicious but also super easy to make! The chicken turns out tender, juicy, and bursting with fantastic flavors. If you’re in a hurry, marinate for just 30 minutes, or for an extra flavor punch, let it soak overnight!

Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon approximately 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt


  • In a bowl, mix olive oil, chopped garlic, lemon juice, paprika, salt, black pepper, Greek seasoning, and Greek yogurt to create a creamy marinade.
  • Put chicken breasts in a bag or shallow dish, pour the marinade over them, ensuring each piece is coated. Seal and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or better yet, overnight.
  • When ready to cook, let the chicken sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat, adding a drizzle of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place marinated chicken on the hot pan, searing one side for 4-5 minutes until golden-brown. Flip and sear the other side.
  • Use a meat thermometer; chicken should reach 165°F (75°C). Cover if needed to retain moisture while cooking.
  • Once fully cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes to redistribute juices, keeping it juicy and tender.
  • Slice the rested chicken and arrange on a platter. Serve with any remaining yogurt sauce on the side for dipping or drizzling.

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