Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I love the combination of lemon, garlic and oregano common in so many Greek recipes. Naturally, I had to save this one found on the Cooking Light website. Have not tried it yet but will do so soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic and oregano in a sealable plastic bag. Add chicken, close and shake. Marinate in refrigerator 3 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken in a single layer in a roasting pan coated with cooking spray.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Juices will run clear.
Most Helpful

This was yummy!! I cooked it tonight for my family. There are 7 of us so it is hard to find things that everyone likes. This was a hit. I used regular oregano and let it marinade about 2 hours. My oldest daughter ate it but thought the lemon taste was a bit to strong but she is my pickiest eater. Everyone else thought it was perfect. Will be making again. Thanks for the recipe.

Natural Is Naturally Best April 15, 2012

I followed the recipe exactly as written, just used slightly less lemon juice and marinated a little under 3 hours... it came out to be very dry. Maybe I won't cook for the full 45 minutes next time? Not sure. Like the concept though. Think I will play around with this recipe a bit.

HappyWife313 January 12, 2012

Great flavor. I use B/S chicken breasts, and only about 1/4 c. lemon juice. I never marinate overnight as the lemon tends to turn the chicken a bit mushy. I also like to use this recipe for OAMC, but I don't add the lemon juice until the chicken is thawing to prevent mushiness. Thanks for sharing. Diane

dianegrapegrower July 10, 2009