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Easy Lemon Oregano Chicken

This healthy recipe for lemon oregano chicken is a quick and easy main dish that your family is going to love! A fresh and bright flavor with a kick of garlic makes this greek inspired chicken dish a go-to for last-minute nutritious dinner ideas.

lemon oregano chicken

Lemon Oregano Chicken

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There is nothing better than a tasty recipe that’s also easy and simple to through together. That’s exactly what this lemon oregano chicken is: tasty, simple, and quick.

Greek Marinade

The marinade is inspired by greek ingredients: lemon, olive oil, garlic, and oregano. These ingredients put together make some of the best chicken dishes I have had.

chicken breasts marinating in a lemon oregano marinade

I recommend marinating the chicken for at least half an hour before cooking, but the longer the better.

Chicken Breasts or Chicken Thighs

You can use both in this recipe. It’s based on what you prefer, both would create delicious and healthy meals.

I personally prefer chicken breasts, so that’s what I used.

A note about chicken thighs: you will probably be able to cook them quicker. Check them at 25 minutes and see if the juices run clear.

If you use a meat thermometer (like this one) here are the temperatures you want to see:

  • Chicken Breasts: 165F
  • Chicken Thighs: 165F.
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How to meal prep this recipe

If you’re looking for an easy week of lunches, I recommend doubling this recipe. It’s not just for dinner. Meal prepping would make your weekday lunches so much easier.

Shred or cube the chicken and serve it with salads, stir-fries, or rice and veggies for simple and easy lunches.

Pack it away in glass meal prep containers, and your lunch is made for the whole week.

lemon oregano chicken skillet
Lemon greek chicken. It’s not burnt, the chicken turned out fantastic, but the oil and juices are “well cooked”. I wanted to show how it looks fresh out of the oven.

How to Make Lemon Oregano Chicken

How many calories are in this greek chicken recipe?

As always, with every recipe. The calorie count will vary. Every chicken breast is a different size and weight, but this count will give you a guideline.

For 1/3 of the recipe, the calorie count is roughly 284 calories. It’s actually a little less because the count takes in the marinade (more specifically the oil) and not all of the marinade is consumed.

Serve it with:

easy lemon chicken breast marinade

This recipe was created as I was planning the 30 Days to a Healthier You challenge. A challenge where I send a short daily email with an actionable task. If you’re interested in securing your spot for our next challenge you can do so by joining here.

I wanted to create a simple and easy recipe because we mothers have no time to slave over the stove all day.

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Whole30 chicken recipe: lemon oregano chicken baked in a cast iron pan.
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Easy Lemon Oregano Chicken

This lemon oregano chicken is a quick and easy main dish that your family is going to love! A fresh and bright flavor with a kick of garlic makes this greek inspired chicken dish a go-to for last-minute dinner ideas.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 3 chicken breasts
Calories 284kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 large lemon zested and juiced
  • 3 tbsps dried oregano
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Mix the marinade in a medium bowl and add the chicken breasts. Marinate for as much time as you have (I recommend at least 30 minutes).
  • Pre heat oven to 375F
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Add the chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg
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Whole30 chicken recipe: lemon oregano chicken baked in a cast iron pan.

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