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Oven-Roasted Greek Chicken Breasts

Tender, juicy and flavor packed Greek Chicken made in a simple marinade and perfect served with your favorite salad greens and a lemony vinaigrette.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 7-oz. container Greek yogurt 198g
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olive juice 79mL
  • 1/3 cup water 79mL
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 tsp kosher salt 12g
  • 2 tsp lemon zest 4g
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper 12g
  • ¼ tsp chile flakes 500mg
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30mL
  • 2 lemons halved
  • Garnish: fresh oregano

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt, olive juice, and water until smooth. Stir in oregano, garlic, salt, zest, pepper, and chile flakes.
  • Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag; add yogurt mixture. Seal bag, turning chicken to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large cast-iron skillet; heat over medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, letting excess drip off. Place chicken in hot skillet; add lemons cut side down.
  • Cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes (lemons may brown more quickly).
  • Turn chicken and lemons over; transfer skillet to oven. Bake until chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve with lemons; garnish with fresh oregano.

Notes

  • Let the chicken marinate for as long as possible ideally overnight
  • Bring the chicken out of the fridge 10 minutes before cooking so it doesn't toughen up
  • make sure your pan is extra hot before adding the chicken so it sears and the lemons get a nice char on them
  • Remember to preheat your oven
  • If you are unsure if the chicken is cooked use a meat thermometer
  • Don't substitute fresh oregano with dried as it doesn't have the same flavor. If you can't find it use another fresh herb such as thyme
  • Make sure to use high-quality meat for the best results and flavor

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 2.5g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3.4mg