This Mediterranean Grilled Chicken is juicy, tender, and packed with flavor! the combo of lemon, olive oil, parsley, garlic, and spices makes this delicious chicken seriously the best you will try! it’s so perfectly juicy and charred. 

Is it too soon to be grilling? I know it’s only April but I LOVE grilling year round. During the winter, I usually grill indoors on my stove-top grill because grilling meat is so easy and healthy too.

This is my family’s go-to grilled chicken breast recipe. Sometimes we dice up the chicken and make it into chicken kababs or cook the chicken in a pan and use the chicken in all different types of dishes.

I used these chicken breasts to make Mediterranean-inspired chicken rice bowls. These chicken breasts are also great for making gyros, wraps, on rice, or on a bed of salad.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts
4.73 from 69 votes

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Breasts

By: Layla
Prep20 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total35 minutes
Servings 4



  • Combine lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, paprika, and oregano in large plastic food storage bag.

  • Pierce chicken with fork several times and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add to bag and coat with dressing, marinate 20 minutes or up to two days in the fridge.

  • Remove chicken from bag. Grill or broil for about 5-6 minutes per side. Or, cook in a grill pan over medium-high heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 425mg, Potassium: 467mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 533IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. This was really good. Will be my go-to chicken marinade going forward – thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  2. Do you think this would work with pork tenderloin?

  3. This recipe is easy and the chicken tasted amazing! No need for dipping sauce. This is my new go-to chicken marinade/seasoning. My whole family loved it! I would definitely recommend

  4. Made this tonight my family loved it! Thank you so much.

  5. I love this chicken so much I make it at least 7 to 10 times a month.

  6. Can you confirm the amount of dried oregano in this recipe? I cannot tell if it should be 1/2 teaspoon or 1 1/2 teaspoon? The ingredient list image is a bit deceiving.


    1. It is probably 1/2 teaspoon, as 1 and 1/2 teaspoons 3/2 teaspoons = 1/2 tablespoon, so if it was 1 and 1/2 teaspoons it would just be notated as 1/2 tablespoon.

  7. I made this for the first time today. It was delicious!!! I didn’t have paprika; however, I used Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning. Worked perfectly. Marinated overnight. The breasts were flavorful all of the way through. I will definitely make this again.

  8. Excellent result and very quick and easy. I’ve often found chicken breasts can turn out dry and on the tough side. These were moist and delicious. Husband loved them.

  9. I would like to freeze my chicken breasts in the marinade to save a step from defrosting to grilling. Has anyone tried this?

  10. The whole family really enjoyed this chicken dish. It was flavorful and juicy. I used dried parsley as a replacement for fresh, and left out the paprika, both based on what I had on hand. We grilled it on medium high. We will definitely make this again.