Grilled Mediterranean Chicken

Switch It Up with Grilled Mediterranean Chicken!

February 7, 2020

Are you bored with the same old chicken recipes? You can switch it up with Grilled Mediterranean Chicken! If the weather is cooperating where you live, you can make this on an outdoor grill, or you can make the chicken right in your kitchen with a raised edge grill pan.

The marinade is quick to make and super delicious. It does a great job of tenderizing while adding a boost of flavor. The leftover chicken also makes a great addition to a salad, perfect for your weekly meal plan!

Mediterranean Chicken Recipe

Recipe by: Nathan Lucas
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Marinating Time: Minimally for 1 hour, up to 3 hours
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (two medium to large-sized breasts, cut in half horizontally)

Mediterranean Chicken Marinade Ingredients 

  • 1/2  cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs dill paste (usually found in the fresh herb section of your local grocery)
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • lemon or lime zest (half of the lemon or lime)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Marinade Directions

  1. Put all of the marinade ingredients into a food processor and blend until combined. Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender.
  2. Place the chicken into a zippered food storage bag and pour the marinade over top of the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate for 1 to 3 hours in the refrigerator. 

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat your grill pan over medium heat. Once heated, place your chicken in the grill pan (don't overcrowd). 
  2. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes then cut and serve! 

*Optional - You can also use this marinade for grilled vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, and zucchini.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

For this recipe, we opted not to calculate the nutritional information per serving due to individual tracking preferences. The nutritional info will vary depending on how you prefer to calculate and track your marinades. Since much of the marinade is discarded, the exact amount consumed can be tedious to figure out. Some people count 100% of the marinade, some weigh the contents of the marinade before and after cooking, and others calculate a couple of tablespoons of marinade per serving. Please calculate based on your tracking preferences.

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Nathan Lucas always had a passion for cooking and did a lot of it as a teenager. He never thought he would have the opportunity, but after moving to California he decided to take a leap and in 2008 he started culinary school at The Art Institute of Orange County. He has been working in the food industry for several years now and has adapted many of his recipes to be WLS friendly. See more recipes by Nathan!

Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.