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 74 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!
Myriam Mouawad

5 stars
Love love love itttt! Growing up my family always made chicken and potatoes in the oven, but THIS recipe was something else. So easy to make and so so yummy. Writing this actually made me wanna do it again today! Thanks Maria!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

PLEASE DO IT AGAIN! hahah its the best recipe, thanks for the love hun

Julie Proulx Gebhardt

5 stars
Made this recipe a few times now. It’s easy, delicious and very comforting. Definitely in my rotation now. Thanks Maria! Keep these great recipes coming!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, julie!

Lisa R

5 stars
This was DELISH. I have a picky 8 year old who exists on chicken tenders, pizza, mac & cheese and hot dogs but happens to love lemon. This was the first time she ate UN-fried/breaded chicken in months! Potatoes were pillowy soft as liquid from oil and lemon juice was plentiful and did the trick of what parboiling usually does to keep them soft and not dried out. I served it with garlicky spinach and another starchy side of risotto to balance the tang of the lemon. Enjoyed by one and all — but the victory was really seeing my 9 year old and 8 year old clean their plates!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much, Lisa! This makes me so happy!

Olga Rilley

5 stars
Maria,
This is absolutely the best thing I’ve ever made off the Internet. Tonight was the 3rd time I’ve made it, and dreaming of making it again, soon! I think it will be a weekly dinner.
It is absolutely delicious. Well done and truly, thank you for sharing this amazing dish.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, olga!!! this makes me so happy!

Jennifer Lam

5 stars
Made this tonight for a tasty, healthy Sunday dinner! I double the recipe so we have lots leftovers for a few meals. This recipe was super simple, fresh, filling and hit the spot! As Maria mentioned, it’s one of those meals where the oven does most of the work! The seasoning on the chicken was very good- the skin was crispy, chicken was moist and we definitely went for seconds!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Jennifer! This makes me so happy!

Milo

5 stars
I still smell like garlic two days later and I am not complaining! Easy and delicious, and pretty cheap as well. Will definitely be a regular meal.

Maria Koutsogiannis

hahah yep! we have this same “problem” in our home! I am so glad you enjoyed this!

Audrey

5 stars
Amazing recipe. My family told me the that it was best Greek chicken they ever had.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy!

Sarah D

5 stars
absolutely delicious

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much!!!!!!

Mecoh

5 stars
This recipe was delicious! We made the variation with additional vegetables and it was loved by kids and adults. Love the tangy lemon flavour!

Maria Koutsogiannis

So glad you loved this, Mecoh! Thanks for the love sweetie!

Jennifer Tsougrianis

5 stars
Very good Maria. We love it. The mustard adds something special.

Maria Koutsogiannis

HI JENNIFER!!!! Thank you so much girlfriend! Love you all <3

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