Greek Style Chicken Marinade – perfect for grilling!

This Greek Style Chicken Marinade is flavorful and made with pantry staples – don’t grill plain chicken ever again.

This Greek Marinade for Grilled Chicken is flavorful and made with pantry staples - don't grill plain chicken ever again. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

It’s my birthday! I’m celebrating with grilled chicken. Okay not really. I’m celebrating with a work event for Ben. Maybe they’ll bring me cake. Or not.

Okay so today’s events might not be glamorous but at least I get to be with my family. And tomorrow my parents arrive to spend a couple days with us. I’m always so excited to see them. My mom and I usually do a lot of cooking together. Ben and I might take advantage of a babysitting offer to snag a date night, or we might just hang out and enjoy the beautiful weather. There was even a mention of them helping us do some landscaping work but I’m not quite sure I want to spend my birthday doing manual labor. Perhaps a manicure would be more appropriate?

We’ll probably do the landscaping. Being an adult is so boring. We have some old, ugly bushes in our front yard that just look dated and sad. I want to do smaller, more manicured shrubs. Look, I’m getting that manicure after all! Ha.

And truth be told, I might just celebrate with grilled chicken because that means Ben is manning the grill and I have one less thing to cook.

This Greek Marinade for Grilled Chicken is flavorful and made with pantry staples - don't grill plain chicken ever again. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This grilled chicken marinade is one of my favorites because it uses pantry staples. It has the same flavors as my favorite Greek Chopped Salad and Greek Pasta Salad. In fact, those would both be great side dishes. Included in this marinade are red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and plain Greek yogurt. I often use yogurt in my marinades because it makes the chicken extra tender and juicy. It’s a must-have in my marinade for my chicken tawook and it works great in this recipe as well.

My birthday wish is that you never grill plain chicken ever again. Please grant my wish.

Greek Style Chicken Marinade - perfect for grilling!

This Greek Style Chicken Marinade is flavorful and made with pantry staples – don’t grill plain chicken ever again.

Did you make this recipe?   Leave a review »

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Chicken for marinating – 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or a zip-top bag. Add chicken and marinate for at least an hour or up to overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade, wiping off excess with your hands. Grill until cooked through, rest for 5 minutes, serve.

Note: Feel free to use fresh garlic. I use garlic powder because Ben doesn’t LOVE garlic so this yields just enough flavor without the punch that fresh garlic gives.

Note: I butterfly my chicken breasts to let them really soak in the flavor of the marinade.

All images and text ©.

Verdict: Obsessed.

Husband’s take: Loves it! One of his favorites.

Changes I would make: NADA.

Difficulty: So easy.

Looking for more ways to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts? Try these: 30 minute Healthy Chicken Stroganoff, Chicken Breasts with Maple Cranberry Sauce, Asian Grilled Chicken, Cilantro Lime Chicken from Chef in Training, Grilled Chicken with Lemon, Capers and Oregano from Kalyn’s Kitchen, or 15 Minute Chipotle Cumin Grilled Chicken from Simply Scratch.

And hey hey hey it’s a Pinterest board devoted to the subject of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts! SO much inspiration on this board!

Follow Rachel Cooks | Rachel Gurk’s board No More Boring Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts on Pinterest.

This Greek Marinade for Grilled Chicken is flavorful and made with pantry staples - don't grill plain chicken ever again. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!
When you make a recipe from my site tag it with #RachelCooks!
I love to see what you're creating!

15 comments

  1. Happy Birthday!! I think it is mandatory to eat cake today ;)
    Ugh one year I agreed to do some landscaping on my birthday and I am still annoyed about it. Maybe put it off til tomorrow?
    This marinade sounds great! Love all the ingredients :)

  2. Happy birthday! Looks good, and thanks for the shout-out. I am in love with Greek flavors.

  3. Happy birthday!!! I love your naked chicken grilling advice :)

  4. Happy birthday, Rachel! I hope you enjoy your time with your parents :)

  5. Happy Birthday!! This chicken marinade is PERFECT! Packed full of wonderful flavor.

  6. Must be so tasty, using this on our next grilled party! Your chicken turned out so perfect!

  7. Happy Birthday!

    Makes me wish we had a grill.

  8. Oh I love that you used yogurt as part of your marinade! This sounds way too easy! Pinning for sure.
    Hope you have a lovely Birthday!!

  9. I hope you had a fabulous birthday my friend! xo

  10. This chicken looks amazing…..will definitely make this!! And happy belated birthday to you!!

  11. So I’m way behind on my blog reading and just got to this one. I have to say, as a parent at your husband’s school, we really appreciate how invested you both are in coming to events. I was surprised to see you there on your birthday, but it also showed me how much my child and the others in the school really mean to him. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the goodies that were out as a little birthday treat that day. Thank you for always being so supportive of our kids.

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment, Cheri! It’s not an easy job, but Ben really does care immensely about the success of all the kids in the school and the support of parents like you really helps him a lot. I’ve enjoyed getting to know many families in the community so far and I look forward to many more years there. And yes, I definitely enjoyed a few goodies. :)

  12. I cook my chicken skin side up on the cooler side until it’s around 120°F or so, then flip it over to the hotter side with the skin down and continue cooking until the skin is fully crisp and rendered and the meat hits that 150°F sweet spot. You know that movie about the nerdy kid who nobody notices at school until the day she does up her hair, puts on a dress, takes off her glasses, and becomes the prettiest girl at the prom?

  13. Pingback: Grilled Portobella Mushrooms with Spinach and Cheese - Rachel Cooks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *