Baked Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs

Baked Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs

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This baked Greek lemon chicken is SO easy to make for a quick and healthy dinner or even as meal prep for your lunches for the week! Marinated in Greek yogurt and herb seasonings, this greek chicken recipe is incredibly flavorful, juicy, and tender.

Baked greek chicken lemon thighs with herbs

Baked Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs

This is one of my favorite chicken recipes to make, and my family loves it too! I think one of the reasons I crave this baked Greek chicken so much is the light freshness it has to it from all of the herbs and lemons in the marinade.

baked greek chicken with fresh herbs and lemon

This recipe makes 4 perfect servings. So, it makes it easy to serve for dinner one night or you have 4 meal prepped lunches to take to work or have on hand!

Not to mention, everything is ready to serve in under 40 minutes! Which, in my opinion, is amazing if you are having a crazy busy week.

baking greek chicken thighs on a sheet pan

Depending on your preference for white or dark meat, you can easily swap out the chicken thighs for boneless chicken breasts. You can also use chicken legs or chicken wings.

Lemon herb chicken with greek seasoning

How To Prepare Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs

To make the chicken marinade, add some olive oil, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper into a bowl. Mix everything together until it’s combined.

Add the chicken thighs to the marinade and toss them in the bowl to fully coat the chicken. Marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes on the counter or in the refrigerator overnight.

If you don’t have time to marinate, that’s totally okay, you can skip it!

While you are marinating the chicken, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet in a single layer, making sure to not overcrowd the pan. Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake the greek chicken for 30 minutes.

baked greek lemon chicken thighs on a white plate

Cooking Tip

Check the internal temperature of the chicken with an instant read thermometer and make sure it hits 165 degrees within those 30 minutes. This will help you make sure you don’t overcook and dry out the chicken thighs.

Serving greek chicken thighs with tongs onto a white plate

What To Serve With Baked Greek Chicken

I highly recommend serving these chicken thighs with a side of  Greek lemon potatoes and a tomato-cucumber feta Greek salad. Oh, and don’t forget to make some of my homemade Greek tzatziki cucumber yogurt sauce to drizzle over the top or serve as a dipping sauce on the side!

greek lemon chicken thighs with quinoa and tomato cucumber salad

Looking for something more low-carb friendly? Cook up a bowl of zucchini noodles and toss in some of the Greek chicken, chopped cherry tomatoes, and crumbled feta. It’s a delicious way to get in your protein and veggies!

Baked greek lemon chicken thighs

More Chicken Recipes

If you loved this Greek lemon chicken thighs recipe, you should take a peek at some of my other chicken recipes!

These are some of my family’s dinner favorites:

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Baked Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs

These baked Greek lemon chicken thighs are amazing! So easy to make, healthy and delicious! Marinate chicken thighs in lemon juice, yogurt, minced garlic and herbs and bake to perfection, so yummy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken thighs, garlic, lemon, yogurt
Cooking Method: Oven
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4
Calories: 353kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

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Instructions

  • Put olive oil, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add chicken thighs to the marinade and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes on the counter, or in a refrigerator overnight. If you don't have time to marinate, just skip it :)
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put chicken thighs on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

Serve these chicken thighs with Greek lemon potatoes and tomato cucumber Feta Greek salad.
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Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg
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