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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Easy Oven-Baked Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

Updated: Dec 31, 2023


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Needless to say, my ex-mother-in-law was very Greek. And, I mean, Greek-Greek.  She didn’t much like the fact that her boy married a non-Greek gal. But, when it came to food, we definitely spoke the same language. She taught me how to make this recipe and it IS SOOOO  good! Opa!

Easy Oven-Baked Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Entree

Cuisine: Greek

Serves: 4



PREP TIME

15 mins

COOK TIME

50 mins

TOTAL TIME

1 hour 5 mins

INGREDIENTS


1 Whole chicken (cut up)

2 Fresh lemons (squeezed for juice)

1 Tablespoon Each Salt/black pepper/garlic powder

½ Stick Butter

5 Big baking potatoes (peeled/cut & quartered)

1 bunch Fresh dill (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.

  2. Cut your 2 chicken breasts in half so they can cook evenly. Salt, pepper and garlic powder your chicken pieces on both sides and place your chicken pieces in a large baking pan. (I usually just throw all the pieces into the baking pan and salt and pepper from there.) Now, put a little pat of butter on each chicken piece.

  3. Add about ½ inch of water to the pan of chicken, and then pour over the top of the chicken the juice of 1 squeezed lemon. (we’ll save the other lemon for the potatoes.)

  4. Place in the oven and bake at 350 til done. (Depending on your oven it should take between 40 and 50 minutes. You can prick a breast piece after 45 minutes and see if the juice runs clear. I like mine fallin’ off the bone ‘cause I’m Southern!)

  5. When done, remove chicken from the pan and place on a platter. (Do not refrigerate.)

  6. Now, take the quartered potatoes and place them in the same pan you cooked the chicken in and toss in the juices from the chicken.

  7. Pour on top of the potatoes the juice from the other squeezed lemon. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. (NOTE: if you need to add a little more water to the pan, do so. There should be at least ¼ inch of juice in the baking pan.)

  8. Place pan back in the oven and bake quartered potatoes in pan ‘til done.*

  9. Once the potatoes are done, throw the chicken pieces back on top of those potatoes in the pan and stick it back in the oven for 5 minutes to reheat the chicken.

  10. Serve it up on a platter with some sliced lemon and fresh dill to garnish. YUM!

Notes

* Depending on your oven this should take about 40 minutes. Test the doneness by inserting a knife into one of the potato pieces. The outside should be golden brown and relatively crispy and the inside soft.

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