Roasted Greek Chicken is a fast and easy meal. Simple, but delicious, this Greek Roast Chicken has been a family favorite for years! It is also low carb, keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, and paleo.
I love cooking a whole chicken and then using it for the entire week. It's a simple way to meal prep and then not have to stress out over the next few nights trying to figure out what to cook.
Since it's a low-carb and gluten-free option, it's so easy to pair up with just about anything in terms of side dishes. You can literally just eat this cooked chicken with a side salad or steamed veggies, or even chop it up and make a wrap or chicken salad recipe using the leftover meat.
Greek Seasoning Ingredients
All you need to roast a whole chicken are the simple ingredients listed below. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom to get the entire recipe with exact measurements.
Roasted Greek Chicken Ingredients
Whole Chicken - If you have one frozen, be sure to unthaw it before roasting.
Dill, Oregano, Onion powder, and Garlic powder - Combined makes up the Greek seasoning for the chicken.
Lemon zest - Adds a hint of citrus flavor.
Salt and black pepper - To taste.
How to Make Roasted Greek Chicken
Step One: Mix together all the seasonings in a bowl and add to the outside of the chicken.
Step Two: Place the prepared chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and place it in the oven at 350. Roast for 75-90 minutes. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure it's done baking before removing it. The temperature should be 165 degrees.
When checking the temperature, ensure the temperature probe isn't touching any part of the chicken bone. It needs to be in a thick part of the chicken meat, away from any bones, to get an accurate reading.
Pro Tip: Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before cutting. This allows for the juices to be released into the chicken, keeping it moist and tender.
Use olive oil - If you want to add olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado to the outer skin of the chicken, you can. This will have to give it a golden brown coloring and a nice crisp outer skin.
Add other fresh herbs - While I LOVE my Greek seasoning, feel free to add other herbs that you like, such as paprika and parsley.
Add lemon juice - Don't forget to squeeze some fresh lemon juice or fresh lime juice on top for an added citrus burst of flavor.
Keep in mind that this simple herb seasoning recipe is so simple to do with all types of chicken. Chicken legs, chicken breasts, chicken wings, chicken thighs, and more!
You can even use this on boneless recipes and bone-in chicken recipes as well. So many options for this crazy easy seasoning recipe.
Can you make the Greek chicken marinade ahead of time?
If you want to save some time prepping this Greek roast chicken, you can make the simple marinade ahead of time and have it waiting and ready to apply to the chicken.
I will say that this seasoning is super simple to make, so as long as you have 5 minutes of time, you'll be able to make and prep it right on the spot.
What side dishes pair with roast chicken?
You can easily pair cooked chicken with gold potatoes, a Greek salad, or a side dish of roasted asparagus as well. Since this dish is low in carbohydrates, pick a side dish that offers good nutrition and is low in calories as well.
How can I use leftover roasted chicken?
This is what I love about this Greek chicken recipe! The leftovers can be used in so many different ways! You can create a crazy good salad by chopping up the chicken and combining it with lettuce, kalamata olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese.
You can also add a tablespoon of butter to a pan and saute up the chicken and then top it with some melted cheese.
Can I freeze roasted chicken?
You can! Since you're cooking an entire chicken at once, you might have more than enough leftovers. If you can't eat the leftovers in 2-3 days, you should consider adding some to a freezer-safe bag and storing it in the freezer.
Make sure that you store the chicken after it's cooled down. As long as it's sealed well and kept out of the freezer elements, it should freeze for 2-3 months without issue.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Combine the seasonings.
- Rub the outside of the chicken with the seasoning rub.
- Roast on a rimmed baking sheet for 75-90 minutes or until an internal temperature registers 160 inserted into the thickest part of the breast.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before carving.