Greek lemon chicken with roast potatoes

Serves 4

  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 pound, cut in sections,
    OR 4 pounds chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on
  • 3 russet potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 rounded tablespoon dried oregano
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth for the pan, plus a splash to deglaze after roasting
  • fresh chopped oregano to garnish

Method

Roast at 425 for about 45 minutes, or until the chicken is well browned and cooked through.

Need to check video but commments here: I had a whole chicken to use, but I really like to do this with all leg/thigh sections, which can roast longer, and that means even more caramelized goodness. If you do use a whole chicken, you can remove the breast sections from the roasting pan before the thighs, and cook the dark meat longer, but I couldn’t be bothered, and the results were delicious.

The extra potato crusting is an optional step, as is turning the drippings into a quick sauce, but both only take a few minutes, and really elevate the dish. Like I said at the end of the clip, this is something I could easily make once a week, and the leftovers are extremely picnic friendly. I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!

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