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Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Greece with this delightful Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes recipe. Succulent chicken thighs, marinated in a zesty lemon and herb blend, are paired with perfectly roasted potatoes, creating a dish that's bursting with Mediterranean flavors. Experience the warmth of Greek hospitality right in your own kitchen.
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The Story

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes is a classic dish that embodies the simplicity and freshness of Greek cuisine. The combination of citrusy lemon, aromatic herbs, and tender chicken creates a harmonious medley of flavors. Roasted alongside golden potatoes, the dish captures the essence of Greek comfort food, making it a perfect family meal or a centerpiece for gatherings.


6-8 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
1 lemon, sliced for garnish
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Cook Time:

1 Hrs 15 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).


In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.


Place the chicken thighs in a large zip-top bag or shallow dish. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken, ensuring each piece is coated. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.


In a separate bowl, toss the potato wedges with the remaining marinade.


Arrange the marinated chicken thighs and potatoes on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan.


Roast in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, and the potatoes are crispy on the edges.


Garnish with lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley before serving.


Serve your Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes hot, with a side of tzatziki or a simple Greek salad.

Tips for this recipe

For an extra burst of flavor, squeeze additional fresh lemon juice over the dish before serving. This adds a bright, citrusy kick to the roasted chicken and potatoes.

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