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Greek Lemon Chicken with Crispy Potatoes (Kotopoulo Lemonato)


Juicy and tender, one of the best-tasting roasted Greek lemon chicken, with some extra crispy potatoes! It’s simple preparation and presentation, which is part of the Greek nutrition, takes nothing out of it’s exquisite taste. Greek lemon chicken is very easy to prepare Greek dish. All you have to do is just put all the ingredients together and let the oven do the rest. Don’t forget to top with some salty crumbled feta for extra flavour!

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  • 1 chicken (1.1kg), cut into 8 portions (40 ounces)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • juice of 3 medium lemons
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 100 g feta cheese, cut into small cubes (4 ounces)
  • 1 kg potatoes, cut into wedges (35 ounces)



Step 1

To prepare this Greek lemon chicken recipe, divide the chicken into 8 portions and wash thoroughly. Peel the garlic and rub on the chicken. Place on a large baking tray and season well with salt and pepper.

Cut the potatoes into wedges and place them between the chicken. Pour in some water, enough to cover half the chicken and add the lemon juice, the white wine vinegar, the olive oil, the chopped garlic and the peppercorns. Season with salt and pepper and add a good pinch of oregano. (Tip: sprinkle the potatoes with 1 tsp semolina for crispier results

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for an 60-75 minutes. After baking for 50 minutes remove the aluminum foil and top the chicken with some feta cheese. Bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is nicely colored and crispy on the outside.

This Greek lemon chicken is ideally served with some sourdough bread aside to dig into all the delicious sauce!!

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