Oven Baked Greek Chicken

Oven Baked Greek Chicken

Yesterday I told you about the Gyros spice mix and today I'm going to show you this oven baked Greek chicken recipe, marinated in yoghurt, lemon and garlic. It's a combination we all love, we serve it as such, with a salad, or we use it to make the super tasty Gyros, with tzatziki, Greek-style roasted potatoes, pita breads and vegetables on the side - the homemade version, a lot healthier and absolutely delicious.

You must use all the ingredients to see what a wonderful taste is has, the yogurt and garlic marinade is simply brilliant and the meat can also be grilled, instead of oven baked.


Chicken legs
1.5 kg
bone-in or boneless chicken thighs, you can also add chicken breast
400 g
full fat Greek yogurt preferred - but use whichever kind you have
Garlic cloves
4 pieces
0.5 pieces
Gyros spice mix
2 tsp
Olive oil
3 tbsp
1 tsp
Ground black pepper
0.25 tsp

Step by step


Wash and clean the chicken meat thoroughly and place in a deep bowl.


Add yogurt.


Crush the garlic using a press and add it in.


Squeeze the juice from half a lemon.


Season with spices, salt, olive oil and ground black pepper.


Toss chicken in marinade to fully coat. 

Now marinate for a few hours or even overnight. I bake it immediately after, we are usually in a hurry :)


Arrange thighs on a baking sheet - I recommend a larger one, so that chicken won't be too crammed as it releases water and it will boil, rather than roast. On a larger baking sheet, however, there will be plenty of space and it will bake nicely.


Bake in the preheated oven to 200 degrees C for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through. 


Serve with any side dish you want, a salad, or make a Greek Gyros with the suggestions I gave you in the introduction (and you can find the recipes on my website).

This chicken is very tasty and it's never enough each time I cook it.


Quantity: 1500 g
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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