Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
 Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken
 Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. Stir, olive oil, oregano, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; pour into a large, resealable plastic bag; add chicken and seal, removing as much air from the bag as possible. Massage the bag to assure chicken is completely coated in marinade.
  2. Marinate chicken in refrigerator at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade, shaking to remove excess moisture. Discard marinade.
  4. Grill chicken on hot grill until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 6 minutes per side. A thermometer inserted near the thickest section should read at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
Mealthy tip:

Pair this simple recipe with your favorite salad or roasted veggies and some crusty bread for a complete and nutritious meal. It also tastes great served with rice pilaf or orzo! Try different herbs besides the oregano. Fresh thyme or fresh rosemary are good options. Add 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest to the marinade for extra lemony flavor.


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George Delamea says:

We keep oregano in our herb garden, so this recipe was a no-brainer. It was simple enough for the boys to eat it without having to be persuaded to even try it. Lemon, oregano, and garlic just work well together.

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Queen Foodie says:

I love that this recipe calls for fresh oregano. It's so worth hunting it down and getting that pure flavor coming thru every bite.

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Steven Gomes says:

Paired this with a Greek-style salad, and it was really good. I added extra oregano too, which is one of my favorite ingredients. Especially on chicken.

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Kaylee Adams says:

Paired this with roasted veggies and pilaf rice. Very nice dish, love oregano and lemon, it's always a winning combo. We used an indoor grill to make these, and they were wonderful. I bet they are even more amazing on an outdoor grill.

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Jazzy Brewer says:

So I took the base of this recipe and used it to make grilled fish. Served it with a creamy risotto for dinner. So good!