Greek Chicken and Lemon Potatoes

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Greek Chicken and Lemon Potatoes

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

1 hour 20 minutes

Yield

4 -6

This easy Greek chicken with lemon potatoes is the perfect recipe for a Sunday night dinner. It can be prepped quickly, and tastes great. πŸ—πŸ‹

Oh baby! You’re going to love this Greek chicken recipe with lemony potatoes. This recipe is knock-your-socks-off delicious and it’s so easy to make. Just add everything to the casserole dish and let it bake. The aroma that’ll fill your house will make your mouth water.

❀️ Why You’ll Love

  • Zesty: This Greek chicken recipe will make your taste buds do a happy dance with its zesty and tangy flavors
  • Easy Prep: Whip this recipe up in only about 10 minutes. Your oven does the rest of the job
  • Juicy: This chicken is so juicy and succulent, it’ll melt in your mouth
Greek chicken in a casserole dish

🍲 Ingredients

Chicken Thighs – Bone-in chicken thighs keep things juicy, as the bone helps retain moisture during cooking. However, you can swap for boneless if that’s what you have on hand

Garlic – Smashed garlic releases aromatic oils, infusing dishes with a robust, savory flavor. This recipe is garlicky! Please don’t skimp on the garlic because it’ll make this dish so delicious.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How to Make Greek Chicken

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Move the oven rack to the top third of the oven.
  2. Place the chopped potatoes in a large casserole dish. Add the lemon juice, garlic cloves and olive oil and toss to combine.
  3. Place the chicken thighs on top of the potatoes. Drizzle over the mustard and the salt, pepper, dried oregano and garlic powder.
  4. Use your hands to spread the mustard and seasonings over the chicken thighs and sort of toss a bit with the potatoes, then arrange the chicken thighs back on top of the potatoes.
  5. Turn the heat down to 375F and bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes, until the potatoes are very tender and the chicken thighs are a deep golden brown.
Close up of Greek chicken in a casserole dish

πŸͺ„ Tips and Tricks

  • Meal Prep: Make this on Sunday and have the leftovers for a second easy dinner or quick lunch for the week
  • Veggies: You can add other veggies to this dish. I recommend hearty ones that will hold their shape in the dish when cooking like carrots or parsnips
  • Lemon Juice: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best, fresh flavor


πŸ—’ Substitutions

There are a few different substitutions you can make to this Greek chicken recipe to make it your own:

  • Swap the bone-in chicken thighs with boneless ones. You can also use bone-in chicken breasts or even make this recipe with a whole chicken (cooking times will vary)
  • Swap the potatoes with red potatoes, or even just add in other veggies like carrots, onions, chopped celery, or whatever you have on hand. Just note that some veggies cook a lot quicker (like peppers) so you will want to opt for root veggies


πŸ—’ Best served with

πŸ‘ How to Store Leftovers

To store the leftovers of this Greek chicken, put it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to four days. You can also always freeze leftovers in a container for up to 3 months but this will always taste better made fresh.

πŸ€” Common Questions

Do I need a side dish for this Greek chicken?

You don’t need one but I love serving this dish with some veggies like a fresh Greek salad.

What are the best potatoes for roasting?

Russet potatoes, Yukon gold, red potatoes, yellow potatoes, and fingerling should be your go-to for roasting in the oven as they’ll maintain their shape and come out perfectly

What is the difference between fresh and bottled lemon juice?

You can use both interchangeably, but fresh is always best. Fresh will have more flavor, the acidity is more consistent, and it doesn’t have preservatives like lots of bottled juice does.

Greek Chicken and Lemon Potatoes

5 from 27 votes
This easy Greek chicken with lemon potatoes is the perfect recipe for a Sunday night dinner. It can be prepped quickly, and tastes great. πŸ—πŸ‹
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 -6
Calories 433 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 medium yellow-fleshed potatoes, cut into wedges then halved (about 1 1/2 – 2 inch pieces)
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves smashed
  • 6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh oregano for garnish

Instructions
 

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Notes

  • Serve this with our Maroulosalata aka my Mama’s Salad or Simple Homemade Greek Salad
  • Want to add more vegetables to this recipe? Instead of using 5 potatoes use this ratio of potatoes and vegetables and then follow the rest of the instructions above:
    • 3x potatoes, cut into wedges then halved (about 1 1/2 – 2 inch pieces)
    • 1x zucchini, cut into 1 Β½ inch piecesΒ 
    • 1x red pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
    • 1x red onion, cut into wedges then halved (about 1 1/2 – 2 inch pieces)

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12.7g | Fat: 24.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16.4g | Cholesterol: 24.8mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Fiber: 6.6g | Sugar: 6.3g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Abbey D

5 stars
I had a baby six months ago, and let me tell you – I do not have the time I used to, and I’ve always made things at home, so finding quick, simple, yummy and healthy recipes has been really important, but really hard. This popped up on insta and I gave it a read through … immediately got the ingredients. Hubby made it and honestly it was awesome. We are putting it into the regular rotation. I highly recommend making this – you won’t be disappointed!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THIS MAKES ME SOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!

Alicia C.

5 stars
I tried this recipe for the first time this week and WOW do I love it! Low prep, easy to follow instructions, and the results are just amazing. I paired this with a Greek salad (recipe also from food by Maria). It was so good, my mother in law asked for the recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

ITS SO GOOD!!! Thank you so much for the love!!!

Allison Gorrill

5 stars
I LOOOOOVED this. Family loved the chicken, found the potatoes a bit too garlicky. (They’re crazy!) Next time I could do a bit less garlic so everyone would enjoy. I will ABSOLUTELY make this again, maybe even in two separate dishes so that I can have allllll the garlic! Loved it!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

hahah for sure! Just adapt as needed for your family!! Thank you so much for the love!!!

Dana Bozich

5 stars
I made this when my whole family was sick, including myself. It was healing. The lemon, the garlic and the smell is it cooked was amazing. Very easy to make and it came out just like the picture. Will definitely make it again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, Dana!

Terry

5 stars
I made this last night it was fantastic

Maria Koutsogiannis

oh that makes me so happy!! Thank you!!

Jessica Janzen

5 stars
This was the best meal ever! My kids loved it so much they asked me to again the next day! Highly recommend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

WOW ! What a compliment. Thank you so much, Jess!

Karla

5 stars
Loved this recipe! Easy to prep & everyone loved it! Perfect!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Karla!

Kristine Miller

5 stars
While scrolling through Instagram this morning Maria popped up with this recipe. It looked so good and easy to make, so I decided to make it tonight. It did not disappoint! The chicken was so tender and juicy and the skin was crisp and savory. The potatoes were cooked perfectly, and I threw in some fresh green beans that were good as well. My husband and I loved the flavors and will definitely add to our rotation! Thank you for the yummy recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Kristine!!!

Ben

5 stars
Such a tasty and comforting dish! Thanks for sharing.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Of course Ben! It’s my families favorite!

Jordan Adams

5 stars
Stumbled across this recipe on Instagram today and it looked so good I had to try it and let me tell you… it’s so good!! And it was so easy to make. I think this would even be something kids would love. Highly recommend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!! THANKS JORDAN!

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