Easy Homemade Greek Chicken Marinade


In less than 5 minutes you can whip up a delicious Greek chicken marinade that will infuse your chicken with lemon, garlic, and a hint of dijon!

What’s in Greek Chicken Marinade?

Want to give your chicken a flavor-boost using easy ingredients you already have at home? That’s exactly what this Greek chicken marinade is for. This chicken marinade is savory and lemony with a hint of garlic. Here’s what you need:

  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • garlic
  • honey
  • lemon juice
  • dijon mustard
  • dried oregano
  • salt

Ingredient Swaps

There are a few things in the above list that have some easy swaps. If you don’t have olive oil, feel free to use avocado oil or grapeseed oil.

No honey? Try a little maple syrup or even some cane sugar. Last, if you don’t have dijon mustard, you can try mustard powder instead!

Why marinate your chicken?

If you’re wondering why you should marinate your chicken in the first place, the answer is simple. FLAVOR. Marinating poultry is such an easy way to infuse your chicken with so much flavor.

What kind of chicken can I use?

Feel free to use any kind of chicken you want! We recommend breast, legs, and/or thighs mostly because they’re the easiest to marinate.

a little tip

For every 1 – 1.5 lbs. of chicken, use about 1/2 cup of Greek chicken marinade.

How long should I marinate chicken?

We recommend marinating your chicken for at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better! Typically, we like to let our chicken marinate overnight.

What should I marinate my chicken in?

The nice thing about marinating is that you can pretty much do it in anything. Use a Tupperware, a big bowl, or even a casserole dish!

How long does this marinade last in the fridge?

This Greek chicken marinade should last around a week stored in the refrigerator.

Cook Methods

Now that you’ve taken the time to marinate your Greek chicken, it’s time to cook it! Here are some easy cook-methods for you to follow.

  • Grill – Grill your chicken breast at 400ºF for about 15-20 minutes over direct heat, flipping halfway through. Follow this tutorial for How to Grill Chicken Breast.
  • Bake – Bake your chicken breast at 400ºF for about 25 minutes. Follow the written recipe in our Baked Lemon Chicken.
  • Sous Vide – Sous vide your chicken breast at 145ºF for 1.5 – 2 hours and then sear your chicken breast on both sides for 1-2 minutes. Follow our Easy Sous Vide Chicken Breast recipe here.
  • Instant Pot – Sear chicken breast on each side for 1 minute. Then, cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Follow this IP Chicken Breast post.
  • Slow Cooker – Slow cook your chicken breast on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-4 hours. Follow our Slow Cooker Chicken recipe.

remember this:

For all of these cook methods, just make sure that the internal temperature of your chicken reaches 165ºF before safely consuming it.

Easy Greek Chicken Marinade

In less than 5 minutes you can whip up a delicious Greek chicken marinade that will infuse your chicken with lemon, garlic, and a hint of dijon!


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Whisk to combine. 
  3. Alternatively, you can place everything into a mason jar and shake to combine.

Tips & Notes

  • 1 batch of this Greek chicken marinade will work for 1 – 1.5 lbs. of chicken.
  • For cooking instructions, follow our Easy Grilled Greek Chicken.

About Lee Funke

Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness.

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