Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Introduction:

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake is a mouthwatering, Mediterranean-inspired dish that brings together the flavors of tender chicken, zesty lemons, and hearty potatoes. This traditional recipe has deep historical roots, making it a favorite among families who enjoy wholesome and flavorful meals.

Serves: 4

Time: 15 minutes (preparation), 1 hour (cooking)

Cooking Time: 1 hour Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Fresh oregano leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and place a large sheet pan in the oven as it heats.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  3. Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels. Once the sheet pan is hot, carefully remove it from the oven and place the chicken thighs and drumsticks skin-side down.
  4. Place the potato wedges around the chicken pieces on the sheet pan. Drizzle the marinade over the chicken and potatoes, ensuring an even coating.
  5. Lay lemon slices over the chicken. This will infuse a delightful lemony flavor.
  6. Return the sheet pan to the oven and roast for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, flip the chicken pieces over and continue roasting for another 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
  8. If desired, garnish with fresh oregano leaves for a burst of flavor and color.
  9. Serve your Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake hot, and enjoy the Mediterranean goodness!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 620
  • Total Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 188mg
  • Sodium: 236mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 43g

Notes:

  • You can customize this dish by adding your favorite Mediterranean vegetables like red bell peppers or red onions.
  • For a crispier skin on the chicken, you can broil it for a few minutes at the end of the cooking time.
  • This dish is perfect for family gatherings and can be easily doubled to serve a larger crowd.

Allergy Warning:

Be aware of potential allergens in the ingredients, especially if anyone at the table has known allergies. In particular, check for nut allergies in the fresh oregano garnish.

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