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Grilled Keto Greek Chicken

Looking for a simple chicken breast recipe that is easy to throw together and super delicious? I’ve got you covered! This Grilled Keto Greek Chicken is perfect to pair with salad, cauliflower rice or grilled veggies and comes in at only 0.2 g net carbs per serving. You won’t even need any sauce, it’s packed with flavour all on it’s own!

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A white bowl with chopped romaine, greek salad and a piece of grilled keto greek chicken.

Marinating chicken has got to be one of those amazing life hacks. I mean, you take boring old chicken breast, toss it in a bag with a few simple ingredients and let it soak for an hour. Grill it up and BOOM, you’ve got this incredibly delicious, flavour packed chicken breast that is, warning, super addicting!

Why it works

  1. Elevate plain chicken breast into a delicious meal by marinating it with simple ingredients.
  2. Versatile – Enjoy this Keto Greek Chicken in a salad, with cauliflower rice or grilled vegetables, or use it for low carb sandwiches and wraps.
  3. This chicken is so packed with flavour you won’t need sauce or dressing, making it super healthy option.

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this grilled keto greek chicken.

Chicken – I prefer skinless boneless chicken breast in this recipe, though any kind of chicken will work such as thighs or bone-in chicken. The cooking times will differ if you choose something other than boneless skinless breast.

Parsley – do you have fresh parsley? Go ahead and use that in this recipe instead of the dried! You’ll need 2 tbsp minced.

How to make Grilled Keto Greek Chicken

Peel and press the garlic through a garlic press or mince it finely, then zest and juice the lemon. Add it all to a large ziploc bag along with the olive oil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Give the bag a good shake to mix it all together, then add the chicken.

Remove all of the air in the bag, seal it, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to a maximum of 2 hours.

Bag with the marinating chicken breast.

Preheat your grill to 375°. Once hot, remove the chicken from the fridge. Using tongs, remove the chicken from the bag and place on the grill, then dispose the marinade. Grill the chicken until the internal temperature has reached 180°, about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the breasts. Serve and enjoy!

Grilled keto greek chicken breasts on the grill.
White bowl with chopped romaine, greek salad and a keto greek chicken breast, beside a jar of greek dressing.

Expert Tips

  1. For the best chicken possible, try to keep your marinating time in the 30 minute – 2 hour window. If left much longer than 2 hours, the lemon will begin to break down the texture of the chicken.
  2. It’s important to temperature check your chicken! If it is undercooked, you could get very sick with salmonella. If the chicken is overcooked, it will be dry.
White bowl with chopped romaine, greek salad and a keto greek chicken breast.

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A white bowl with chopped romaine, greek salad and a piece of grilled keto greek chicken.

Grilled Keto Greek Chicken

Elevate boring chicken breast with simple ingredients for a flavour packed dish that pairs perfectly with salads, cauliflower rice or grilled vegetables!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried parsley *see note 3
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

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Directions

  • Peel and press the garlic through a garlic press or mince it finely, then zest and juice the lemon. Add it all to a large ziploc bag along with the olive oil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Give the bag a good shake to mix it all together, then add the chicken.
  • Remove all of the air in the bag, seal it, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to a maximum of 2 hours *see note 1.
  • Preheat your grill to 375°. Once hot, remove the chicken from the fridge. Using tongs, remove the chicken from the bag and place on the grill, then dispose the marinade. Grill the chicken until the internal temperature has reached 180° *see note 2, about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the breasts. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  1. For the best chicken possible, try to keep your marinating time in the 30 minute – 2 hour window. If left much longer than 2 hours, the lemon will begin to break down the texture of the chicken.
  2. It’s important to temperature check your chicken! If it is undercooked, you could get very sick with salmonella. If the chicken is overcooked, it will be dry.
  3. Have fresh parsley? Use 2 tbsp fresh instead of the 2 tsp dried.
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
We have only calculated 10% of the marinade into the nutrition facts because that is roughly how much will be consumed with the chicken breast.
Deduct fibre to get 0.2 g net carbs per 1/2 lb chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5lb | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 9.8g | Sodium: 222mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Net Carbs: 0.2g
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