Baked Greek Chicken

4.75 from 20 votes
45 minutes
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Baked Greek Chicken is one of the easiest chicken recipes you’ll ever make! Boneless skinless chicken breasts are nestled in ingredients straight from your pantry with a few fresh additions and then baked to perfection! This flavorful goodness can be ready in about 45 minutes!

Greek Baked Chicken in white oval baking dish with serving fork.

Why This Recipe is a Keeper!

You’ll want this easy Greek Baked Chicken recipe in your back pocket for those nights when you crave a delicious and wholesome meal without the fuss. The simplicity of this Baked Greek Chicken allows you to enjoy a homemade, restaurant-worthy dish on the busiest of evenings.

The combination of aromatic herbs, tender chicken, and flavorful Greek-inspired ingredients such as lemon, olive oil, olives, roasted peppers, tomatoes, and feta cheese makes it a go-to option for a quick and satisfying dinner.

This Baked Greek Chicken recipe is:

  • Super, super simple, and foolproof!
  • Made with ingredients you may already have on hand in your pantry.
  • Overall very healthy!

Here’s how to make it!

Greek Baked Chicken in white oval baking dish with serving fork.

How to Make Baked Greek Chicken:

Recipe Ingredients:

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this easy Baked Greek Chicken recipe, along with how to prep the ingredients. See the recipe card below for the exact quantities.

Ingredients for Baked Greek Chicken in glass bowls.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: This Baked Greek Chicken recipe calls for two boneless skinless chicken breast halves. A whole breast is considered two halves. You can also use chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken thighs. Chicken tenders won’t take as long to bake as a half breast or thighs.
  • Olive Oil: Use an extra-virgin olive oil meant for everyday use.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh is always best! You can substitute 2 tablespoons of dry white wine for lemon juice.
  • Roasted Peppers: I used my roasted mini peppers and the garlic. However, you don’t need to make those first if you don’t want to. You can use a good brand of roasted red bell peppers from a jar, then add fresh garlic.
  • Kalamata Olives: Kalamata olives are almond-shaped and have a deep purple-brown hue. If using pitted Kalamata olives, check them for pit fragments as they’re mechanically pitted.
  • Feta Cheese: If you’re not a Feta fan, use crumbled goat cheese, but the Feta gives it more Greek flair.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  • Gather and prep all the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper in the bottom of a baking dish.
Olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano and crushed red pepper flakes mixed together in white oval baking dish.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish, then turn to coat so they’re nicely coated with the oil/lemon juice/herb combination.
  • Place the roasted peppers, garlic from the peppers, cherry tomatoes, and olives around the chicken breasts.
Two uncooked chicken breasts in white oval baking dish with roasted red peppers, olives, tomatoes and garlic added.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees in the center of each breast.
  • Sprinkle with feta cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
Greek Baked Chicken in white oval baking dish with serving fork on blue napkin.
  • Done and delish!!

Chef Tip:

  • As mentioned in the Ingredient Notes, I used my roasted mini peppers in this Baked Greek Chicken recipe, which I highly recommend you make and use here. They add marvelous flavor because they’re marinated in a flavorful blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs, and garlic. Especially pretty with multicolor peppers!
Greek Baked Chicken in white oval baking dish with serving fork garnished with lemon wedges.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can Baked Greek Chicken be made ahead of time?

Yes, but I suggest you not bake it ahead of time and reheat it because it will take about the same amount of time to reheat as it would to bake through. You can prep it 24 hours in advance and refrigerate. Let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats. You may need to add additional baking time because it will still be cold from the refrigerator.

How long can you marinate chicken in lemon juice?

If there is a substantial amount of lemon juice in the recipe, you don’t want to marinate longer than 1 to 2 hours because the acid tends to denature the chicken. Because this Baked Greek Chicken recipe only uses 1 tablespoon, it won’t affect the chicken adversely if prepped 24 hours in advance.

Greek Baked Chicken in white oval baking dish with serving fork.

Storage:

  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Slice the leftover chicken into 1/3 to 1/2-inch slices, then reheat in the oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees until heated to 165 degrees.

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Greek Baked Chicken in white oval baking dish with serving fork.

Baked Greek Chicken

4.75 from 20 votes

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By: Carol | From A Chef’s Kitchen
Baked Greek Chicken is one of the easiest chicken recipes you'll ever make! Boneless skinless chicken breasts are nestled in ingredients straight from your pantry with a few fresh additions, and then baked to perfection! This flavorful goodness can be ready in about 45 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup roasted mini peppers - drained, plus some of the garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes - or grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pitted and halved Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and black pepper in the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish, then turn to coat so they're nicely coated with the oil/lemon juice/herb combination.
  • Place the roasted peppers, garlic from the peppers, cherry tomatoes and olives around the chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees in the center of each breast.
  • Sprinkle with feta cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

Notes

I used my roasted mini peppers and the garlic from the jar. However, you don’t need to make them first if you don’t want to. You can use a good brand of roasted red bell peppers from a jar.  Add a few halved fresh garlic cloves.
MAKE AHEAD:  You can prep it 24 hours in advance and refrigerate.  (I don’t recommend baking it ahead of time and then reheating it because it will take about the same amount of time to reheat as it would to bake through.)  Let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats. You may need to add additional baking time because it will still be cold from the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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10 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I am from the East Coast and the Greek potatoes that come with the Greek chicken dinner in all of restaurants are absolutely delicious. I cannot find the Greek potato recipe that all of the restaurants serve with the Greek chicken dinners in all of the restaurants with the yellow and Greek seasoning nice and strong through. What am I doing wrong or not doing right ?Thank you 🥔🥔🥔🇬🇷

    1. Hi, BM, Thanks so much for your question. My food blogging friend Jenny over at The Greek Foodie has a recipe you may want to try: . She also has a recipe for the Greek chicken and potatoes. I believe she’s in New York and very Greek so she would know. Thanks again and hope you find what you’re looking for!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Carol,
    Looks absolutely wonderful, although neither of us can eat the roasted peppers. What would you suggest In place of them. Marinated artichokes, maybe?
    Pam

    1. Hi, Pam, Thanks so much for your question. Marinated artichoke hearts would be a great substitute. You could also bump up the amount of the tomatoes; it’s really a forgiving recipe. Thanks again and hope you enjoy!

  3. 5 stars
    Another great recipe. I made it with the homemade roasted mini peppers. They were so good! I will be making them regularly. So much better than jarred.

    1. Hi, Dianne, Thanks so very much and so happy you love this recipe! Love that you made the mini peppers first; they really are wonderful. Appreciate your taking the time to come back and comment.

  4. 5 stars
    Wow! This is winner! Don’t let the simplicity of the recipe fool you into thinking it’s not packed with great flavor! I used the suggested Roasted Mini Peppers, they enhance the dish perfectly! Ingredients always readily available in my pantry! No tweaks needed but certainly easy to adapt to your own favorite herbs, jarred peppers or sundried tomatoes! Flavorful midweek dish! Enjoy this one soon!

    1. Hi, Jim, Thanks so very much and so happy you love this recipe! Coming from another chef, that means a lot! You’re absolutely right, this recipe is super adaptable to other ingredients. Thanks again and appreciate your taking the time to come back and comment.

    1. Hi, Silvia, Thanks so very much and so happy you enjoyed! By your last name, I would guess there’s some Greek heritage so your approval means even more! Thanks again and appreciate your taking the time to come back and comment.