Easy Skillet Greek Chicken Thighs

The one chicken recipe that will stay with you forever because its healthy, packed with protein, tender and DELICIOUS.

Whoever has tried these Greek chicken thighs has been impressed. I’m impressed by how easy they are to make and the outcome that follows. The juiciest and most tender chicken for very little work and ingredients. It truly is the magic of the Greek yogurt

easy greek chicken thighs

I only left this to marinate for 1 hour and the results were outstanding. I would not let it marinate overnight but rather up to 6 hours. The acidity from the yogurt could dry out the chicken meat if left overnight.

I would pair this with any of my salads but especially my Dakos Salata or my Maroulosalata!

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easy greek chicken thighs

Easy Skillet Greek Chicken Thighs

5 from 4 votes
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • garlic powder, onion powder, salt to taste
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Serve with Optional + Recommended:


  • Pat your chicken dry then season with salt, garlic powder and onion powder on both sides, GENEROUSLY.
  • In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, lemon, garlic, dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Add the chicken to the bowl and coat the meat. Allow to sit in this mixture, covered in your fridge, for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium, per batch in a large skillet. SCRAPE OFF MOST OF THE YOGURT FROM YOUR CHICKEN. Transfer to your skillet and cook on medium heat until golden brown – about 7 minutes per side. Lower the heat if the meat begins to turn too brown and you still need more cook time.
  • Top with some fresh lemon juice and serve!


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
Author: Stella

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