Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts is a delicious and flavor grilled chicken recipe. The ingredients are simple and the perfect weeknight meal.

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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe:

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken is marinated in a delicious Mediterranean marinade to give your chicken breast so much flavor. We eat a lot of grilled chicken, so we love to marinate the chicken in an easy marinade.

I love to make delicious and healthy meals for my family, and this one is a family favorite. The chicken grills perfectly with amazing grill marks and a juicy center. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner and also perfect for a crowd.

We love this simple ingredient marinade. The combination of the seasoning gives the chicken so much flavor. Add your favorite sides to complete this delicious chicken recipe.

You may also love this Grilled Huli Huli Chicken, Grilled Jalapeno Popper Chicken, Grilled Citrus Chicken Recipe or Grilled Hoisin Chicken Recipe.

Ingredients needed - chicken, olive oil, lemons, garlic, parsley, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper

Ingredients: 

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil 
  • Lemons (juiced) 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped) 
  • Paprika 
  • Dried Oregano 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 

How to Make Mediterranean Chicken Marinade: 

  • Step 1 – Combine Marinade Ingredients – Whisk all the ingredients except for the chicken in a small mixing bowl.  
  • Step 2 – Pound Chicken – Pound the chicken in between pieces of wax paper or in a ziplock bag so that they are approximately 1/4-1/2” thick.  
  • Step 3 – Place chicken in a bowl – Place the chicken in a large bowl or large zip lock bag. Pour the marinade on top of the chicken. 
  • Step 4 – Marinade the Chicken – Refrigerate and allow it to marinade for at least 1 hour up to 12 hours.  

How to Make Mediterranean Grilled Chicken:

  • Step 1 – Heat Grill – Then preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). 
  • Step 2 – Oil the Grates – Rub the grill grates with oil so that the chicken does not stick. 
  • Step 3 – Place chicken on grill – Place the chicken directly on the grill grate and cook for 6-7 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Step 4 – Remove Chicken – Remove the chicken from the grill, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Then the chicken is ready to slice, serve and enjoy.
Grilled Chicken on a plate with a side of grilled lemon

What to Serve with Mediterranean Grilled Chicken:

When we grill out, we like to grill our side dish. This makes for an easy clean up. Here are some of our favorite sides. You may want to shred the chicken and make one of these Grilled Chicken Wrap Recipes.

  • Grilled ZucchiniGrilled zucchini is the perfect side dish to make with any types of meats. We grill out a lot in the summertime and grilled zucchini is always on the grill.
  • Grilled Sweet PotatoesSweet Potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes. This healthy vegetable cooks perfectly on the grill without a lot of work.
  • Potatoes in Foil Recipe This potatoes in foil grill recipe is one my favorite sides to make. This dish is budget friendly and only require a few ingredients.
  • More Grilled Chicken Side Dishes
Grilled Chicken on a plate with a side of grilled lemon

How long to Marinade Chicken:

For added flavor, we like to make marinade chicken for at least 30 minutes. You can even marinade overnight if you prefer. I have even placed chicken in a freezer bag with the marinade and froze everything together.

Grilled Chicken on a plate with a side of grilled lemon

How long to Grill Chicken Breasts:

Start by heating the grill to 400 degrees and oil the grates. This ensure that the chicken is grilled with a crispy texture and a juicy center. Chicken needs to be grilled for about 6 minutes on each side.

We recommend using an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to a safe temperature. We check before removing chicken from the grill. 

Grilled Chicken sliced on a plate with a side of grilled lemon

Tips for Mediterranean Grilled Chicken:

  • Hot Grill – Make sure your grill is set on medium high heat. Cooking chicken on a hot grill helps to keep them juicy. We recommend to oil grill to prevent the chicken from sticking. You can also cook chicken in a grill pan.
  • Same Size Chicken – When preparing your chicken, make sure that they are all even thickness. This makes sure they are evenly cooked. You may even need to filet the chicken or pound them out to make them thin.
  • Allow Chicken to rest – After chicken is done cooking, make sure you allow chicken to rest. This locks in the juices and the flavoring.
  • Baking – This recipe would also work if you wanted to bake this chicken in the Mediterranean flavor marinade. Place in the oven at 400 degrees and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning to what you prefer.
  • Discard Marinade – After you are finishing marinading the chicken, throw the marinade away. You do not want to use this marinade to baste the chicken after it has been grilled.
Grilled Chicken sliced on a plate with a side of grilled lemon

Why is my Chicken Dry?

If you chicken is dry after grilling it, it has cooked to long. You want to make sure you only grill chicken for about 5 minutes on each side.

Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensue the chicken is cook thoroughly and not overcooked.

Can I Use Chicken Thighs?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs with this recipe. We love grilling boneless skinless chicken for a different cut of meat.

Grilled Chicken sliced on a plate with a side of grilled lemon

How to Store Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Recipe:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  This Mediterranean Grilled Chicken is delicious leftover. This flavorful chicken is the perfect lunch the next day with a side of rice and roasted vegetables.

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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts is a delicious and flavor grilled chicken recipe. The ingredients are simple and the perfect weeknight meal.
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Let Sit 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mediterranean
Course Main Course
Calories 356

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Instructions

  • Whisk all the ingredients except for the chicken in a small mixing bowl.
  • Pound the chicken in between pieces of wax paper or in a ziplock bag so that they are approximately 1/4-1/2” thick.
  • Place the chicken in a large bowl or large ziplock bag. Pour the marinade on top of the chicken.
  • Refrigerate and allow it to marinade for at least 1 hour up to 12 hours.
  • Then preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Rub the grill grates with oil so that the chicken does not stick.
  • Place the chicken directly on the grill grate and cook for 6-7 minutes per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Then the chicken is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to a safe temperature before removing it from the grill. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 356kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 49g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 459mg, Potassium 928mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 356IU, Vitamin C 28mg, Calcium 46mg, Iron 2mg

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