Mediterranean-Style Chicken Thighs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are best when allowed to marinate overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken thighs in a large zip-top plastic bag set in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix together wine, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, the rosemary, lemon peel, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken and seal the bag.
  4. Place bag in the refrigerator and marinate for 4 hours or overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  5. In a medium bowl, add cucumbers, tomatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, remaining oregano, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover and chill in the refrigerator up to 4 hours.
  7. When ready to grill, drain chicken and discard marinade.
  8. Place chicken on grill over medium heat.
  9. Grill for 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once.
  10. Serve with cucumber-tomato relish.
Most Helpful

5 5

I used white wine instead of red and also squeezed some the lemon juice in after zesting. I cut the thighs up into kebab size pieces and marinated them for 24 hours. The result was moist and and flavorful. Thank you.

5 5

Great grilled chicken and relish. This is what we had for 4th of July BBQ. The marinade was zesty. The chicken meat was moist and tender and the relish was a good accompaniment. My husband shredded his chicken and put it and the relish on a bun. A hit with all of us. Thanks.

5 5

Mmmmmmm Good chicken Nurse Di!! Made this for supper tonight, had to make a couple of tiny changes, white wine instead of red also red balsamic vinegar instead of white. Only because that is what I had on hand. The chicken was best we've had for a while, DH said more than 5 stars, including the relish. Wrong time of the year for the grill, so I did them under the broiler and I guess because of that, had to cook them 10 minutes longer, further from the heat I guess. Also added 1/4 of a chopped Spanish onion to the relish. The relish was a great finishing touch. I think it would be nice on other things too. Loved the marinade and will probably try it on some cod we're having this week. Thanks for sharing a wonderful versitile recipe.