Roasted Greek Chicken

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Chicken is a staple of Greek cooking, served with rice, on gyros, and with roasted potatoes. It’s an ingredient you’ll find made at restaurants and cooked in homes.

The most common seasonings in Greek chicken dishes are oregano, lemon juice, and garlic. This Greek chicken recipe uses those three ingredients, along with a little thyme and olive oil to create a delicious dish that will make you feel like you’re eating dinner under the Acropolis.

This recipe can be made with bone-in chicken breasts with the skin still on or boneless skinless chicken breasts. Using whole chicken breasts produce chicken that is juicier and more flavorful than using naked chicken breasts. We also recommend using fresh oregano and thyme when they’re available. Dried herbs work fine in this recipe, but fresh herbs have more pop to them.

Try serving Roasted Greek Chicken with some Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Carrots with Rosemary and Fennel, or a Greek Farmers Salad.

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Roasted Greek Chicken

5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano, minced
  • 1/2 tsp thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Mince the oregano, thyme, and garlic, then mix them with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Rub the chicken with the herb mixture, making sure to get some under the skin and into all of its nooks and crannies.
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast it in a 350ºF oven for 35 minutes. The chicken is done when the temperature reaches 165ºF in the thickest part of the breast.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Greek Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 647mg 27%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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