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Greek Chicken Marinade

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
How To Make Greek Chicken - (Whole Roasted Chicken) - make the perfect Greek marinade, that you can use on whole chicken, chicken breast or chicken thighs. Fresh, tangy, flavorful. Just a few ingredients and you are going to have the most simple and delicious chicken dinner to serve to your family.
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  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter — melted
  • 4 garlic cloves — minced
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  1. Take the chicken out of the packaging wipe to dry with paper towels. (This extra step will ensure you gat a crispy skin - let the chicken dry in the fridge uncovered overnight).
  2. In a bowl combine the olive oil, melted butter, garlic, lemon juice , whine, salt, pepper, oregano and paprika.
  3. Generously season the chicken on the outside and inside, you can also add some marinade between the breast and the skin.
  4. Let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 F (with a fan) or 425 F without a fan.
  6. Place chicken on a baking dish and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, basting every 15 minutes with the juices, that the chicken releases.
  7. Test the temperature - it needs to be 165 F when a thermometer inserted into the breast and thigh meat should read 165 F and juices need to run clear.
  8. Remove the baked chicken from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes, before cutting.

Recipe Notes

Add cubed potatoes (pieces just about 1/2x1/2 inch and bake them together with he chicken.
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek chicken marinade

Nutrition Information

Calories: 2803, Fat: 231g, Saturated Fat: 74g, Cholesterol: 775mg, Sodium: 2947mg, Potassium: 1694mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 163g, Vitamin A: 2884%, Vitamin C: 18%, Calcium: 131%, Iron: 9%