Greek Chicken and Potatoes

May 22, 2022

Greek Chicken and Potatoes (Recipe)


Chicken & Potatoes

✅ 3 lb chicken pieces, bone in and skin on (I used 2 breasts and 3 legs)

✅ Salt

✅ 4 gold potatoes (about 2 lb), scrubbed clean, cut into thin wedges

✅ 1 medium yellow onion, halved then sliced

✅ 1 tsp black pepper
✅ 1 lemon, sliced

✅ 1 cup chicken broth

✅ 6 to 12 pitted quality kalamata olives, optional

✅ Fresh parsley, for garnish

For the Lemon-Garlic Sauce (can also be used as marinade)

✅ ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ ¼ cup lemon juice

✅ 12 fresh garlic cloves, minced

✅ 1 ½ tbsp dried rosemary (or dried oregano)

✅ ½ tsp ground nutmeg


1️⃣ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2️⃣ Pat chicken dry and season generously with salt (lift the skins and apply salt underneath as well). (see optional step in notes)

3️⃣ Arrange potato wedges and onions in the bottom of a baking dish or pan. Season with salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Add the chicken pieces (see optional step in notes).

4️⃣ Make the lemon-garlic sauce. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil with lemon juice, minced garlic, rosemary, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over the chicken and potatoes.

5️⃣ Arrange lemon slices on top. Pour chicken broth into the pan from one side (do not pour broth over the chicken).

6️⃣ Bake in heated oven uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until chicken and potatoes are tender. (Chicken's internal temperature should register at 165 degrees F). If you like, place the pan under the broiler briefly to allow the chicken skins to gain more color (watch carefully).

7️⃣ Remove from heat and add kalamata olives, if you like. Garnish with a little bit of fresh parsley.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 1 hour 15 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean

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