An olive oil & red wine vinegar marinade with garlic, dill and spices gives this Mediterranean grilled chicken big flavor.
I love prepping a quick marinade the night before I'm serving chicken. The next day, all that I have to do is throw the chicken on the grill or slide it into the oven.
My favorite way to cook Mediterranean grilled chicken is, well, on the grill! The edges get crispy and the smoky grilled flavor is perfect with Mediterranean flavors. But I also like to make this chicken year-round, so just as often I roast the chicken thighs in the oven for an easy weeknight dinner.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken is made with a simple marinade that delivers big flavor. Simply whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, paprika, allspice, salt and dill.
Mediterranean Yogurt Sauce
I always serve this grilled chicken with cool and creamy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce on the side. It's very similar to tzatziki, and is made from yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt and fresh herbs. I also add grated cucumber for texture and cool cucumber flavor.
What Should I Serve with Mediterranean Grilled Chicken?
Other sides that pair well include:
- Pita bread, homemade yogurt flatbread or pita chips
- Roasted or steamed potatoes
- Grilled veggie kabobs or roasted veggies
- Rice or grains, like barley or farro or Basmati Rice with Chickpeas, Herbs & Spices
- Orzo pasta salad or a Greek pasta salad
- Greek salad, or simple sliced tomatoes, cucumber and feta
Plan for Leftovers!
Trust me - you should double this recipe for leftovers the next day. The chicken is wonderful in a salad, sandwich or grain bowl.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad: Simply slice leftover chicken over greens with tomato, cucumber and feta. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar, or a squeeze of lemon.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Sandwich: Wrap the chicken in pita bread with cucumber yogurt sauce or hummus spooned on top. Add sliced bell peppers and kalamata olives.
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