Greek Chicken Mariande

Tender, juicy, the most aromatic chicken made with a simple Greek Chicken Marinade with amazing combination of lemon, garlic, and herb flavors.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword chicken, chicken marinade, Greek chicken, grilled chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Marinade 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 19 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 553 kcal


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (marinade will be enough for 2-3 lbs)


  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 ripe lemons juice only
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 garlic cloves pressed
  • 3 tbsp fresh minced dill weed
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • salt


  1. Set aide enough time for the chicken to marinade. Marinading chicken will take at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a jar, close the lid tight, and shake it like Ricky Martin just came on the radio.

  3. Place chicken in a large zip-lock bag and pour the marinade all into the bag. 

  4. Close the bag, letting all the air out, and lay the bag down either in a large plate or a sheet pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator and let it marinade.

Cooking the chicken:

  1. Start the coals about 20 minutes before ready to cook the chicken and make sure to pre-heat the grill first.

  2. Brush the grill grate with some oil to grease it and place chicken on the grill. Close the lid and cook for about 5-6 minutes. Open the lid and use metal tongues to flip the chicken. Close the lid and cook for another 5-6 minutes. 

  3. Exact time for cooking the chicken will depend on the size of the thighs so use a meat thermometer to take internal temperature. Chicken is cooked when the thermometer reads 165° in the thickest part of the meat.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken Mariande
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 696mg20%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 47.1mg57%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.