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Greek Chicken Freezer Meal

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  25 min
  • Calories: 420
Greek Chicken freezer meal with potatoes, olive oil lemon oregano, garlic, dill. Greek chicken marinade, from a freezer bag.

A super lemony, herbal marinade is the key to making this simple chicken-and-potatoes freezer meal radiate bright, summery, sun-soaked flavors—even after months in the freezer.

It’s a Freezer Meal! It’s a Sheet Pan Dinner! It’s BOTH.

In other words, hey internet—say hello to the dinner of your dreams! There’s a reason everyone is so hungry for sheet pan recipes and make ahead freezer recipes—we’re all trying to eat healthier, spend quality time with our families and save a little money if we possibly can. The best way to do all of those things is to simply try to cook at home as often as possible. Easy freezer meals, like this baked Greek chicken, make the goal of cooking at home feel within reach. One of our favorite ways to put a freezer recipe like this to work for us is to prep a double batch of Greek chicken and potatoes on Sunday when we’re doing our meal prep, and bake off half of it for dinner that night and pop the other half into the freezer for the next time we need a fast dinner.

ingredients laid out for Freezer Greek lemon Chicken and potatoes olive oil, oregano dill garlic

Freezer Greek Chicken—It’s All About the Marinade.

What makes this baked chicken recipe “Greek”? Clearly it’s all about this easy chicken marinade. Just a few pantry ingredients, plus a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice, stirred together to make a Greek chicken marinade that magically calls to mind warm Mediterranean breezes over a glittering, salty Aegean sea. But we digress. What you really need to know is what’s in our chicken marinade! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive oil. Regular olive oil is fine here, no need to use extra virgin.
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried dill
Chunks of potatoes being boiled in a small pot
potatoes being strained in a colander
Greek Chicken marinade in a small bowl with dill, garlic, oregano and olive oil for a freezer meal
cut par boiled potatoes in a bowl marinated with olive oil dill, oregano and garlic

How Long Does Chicken Last in the Freezer?

First of all, THANK YOU for asking. Because the answer is not “indefinitely”. Even frozen foods hit a point of no return, and in the case of frozen chicken breast that point of no return is 9 months. You can always double check freeze times be sure to label your freezer meals carefully to ensure that you’re putting your freezer to work for you safely. We like to label our prepped, frozen meals with:

  • The recipe title.
  • The month / day / year we prepped it and put it in the freezer.
  • How long it can be frozen.
chicken breast with Greek Chicken marinade recipe for a Greek chicken breast recipe
Easy freezer meals with Greek lemon chicken and potatoes in a freezer bag.
Greek Chicken sheet pan dinner about to go into the oven, potatoes and chicken breasts in a Greek marinade.
Roasted lemon chicken on a baking sheet with potatoes and spices freezer sheet pan meal

Stock Your Freezer with Greek Lemon Chicken:

This easy chicken freezer meal comes together quick! Grab a freezer bag, and get filling. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Boil the potatoes. Just a quick boil—about six minutes—in salted water and then let them cool completely before you do anything else.
  2. Whisk together the Greek marinade.
  3. Toss the cooled potatoes with half of the marinade. Pour them into the bottom of the freezer bag.
  4. Dredge the chicken breasts through the remaining Greek marinade until they’re nicely coated. Pop them into the same freezer bag as the potatoes.
  5. Squeeze the air out of the bag as you seal it, then flatten it out horizontally so that it can lay flat in your freezer. Label the bag, and pop it in the freezer! Use within 9 months.
Greek Chicken freezer meal with potatoes, olive oil lemon oregano, garlic, dill. Greek chicken marinade, from a freezer bag.

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Greek Chicken freezer meal with potatoes, olive oil lemon oregano, garlic, dill. Greek chicken marinade, from a freezer bag.
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Ahead of the Game

There’s nothing like working ahead a little bit, and knowing that you’ve got a well-stocked freezer might just be the best feeling ever. Let us know how you like this freezer Greek chicken recipe! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Greek Chicken Freezer Meal

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  25 min
  • Calories: 420

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 gallon sized freezer bag

Method

  1. Bring a large stock pot filled with water to the boil. Add one tablespoon of salt along with the potatoes, and boil for 6 minutes. Drain potatoes into a colander and allow them to cool completely.
  2. Make the Greek marinade: in a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, remaining tablespoon of salt, oregano, garlic powder and dill, stir to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the cooled, cooked potatoes with half of the Greek marinade until potatoes are coated. Add potatoes to the bottom of a freezer bag. Use the same bowl to toss the chicken breasts with the remaining dressing. Once they’re well coated, add the seasoned chicken breast to the freezer bag along with the potatoes.

To cook the Greek Chicken Freezer Dinner.

  1. The night before you want to make this Greek chicken freezer dinner, remove it from the freezer and place it in the fridge to thaw.
  2. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  3. When you are ready to bake, spread the defrosted chicken and potatoes out on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the internal temperature of your chicken reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer.
  5. If you want to add some color to the chicken and potatoes, broil for another 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories420
  • Protein50 g
  • Carbohydrates22 g
  • Total Fat15 g
  • Dietary Fiber2 g
  • Cholesterol98 mg
  • sodium1183 mg
  • Total Sugars1 g

Greek Chicken Freezer Meal

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  • Gina Kim

    Do you know if once frozen, you could cook this with a sous vide?

    We have not tried that so couldn't say for sure how it would turn out. Hope it goes well if you try it Gina! We'd love to hear about it.

  • Fitzgerald

    How long to marinate if I want cook tonight?

    Give it at least an hour in the marinade!

  • jerry Baker

    Can I use pork tender loin instead

    I haven't tested it, but it sounds delicious!

  • Barbara B

    My Greek husband said this tastes just like home! I used fresh oregano and dill from the garden, and a clove of garlic instead of powdered, and it was delicious.

    Thanks Barbara, so happy you and your husband loved it!

  • Cheryl Baycroft

    This recipe was unbelievable! I tried it randomly after needing to freeze some chicken and potatoes. The spices smelled so good when I put it all together and it did not disappoint when I thawed and cooked it. Thank you for sharing! I’m commenting now because I came back to search for it as it’s in my rotation now 🙂

    Thanks Cheryl, we are so happy that you loved this!

  • Denyce

    This recipe is easy, nutritious and delicious. Cut up leftover chicken to use in a salad for lunch.

    Thank you Denise! We are so thrilled you love it!

  • Tim

    This is amazing!! The potatoes are the best thing ever!! Double the amount of potatoes because you won't be able to stop eating them and the amount in the recipe isn't enough.

    HAHA! Thanks, Tim! Glad you loved them so much!