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!
Charlotte

5 stars
So delicious!! Can’t wait to make it again! As suggested in the post about the recipe we added some veggies (fennel bulb, carrots and onion) to the pot as well. It was truly incredible and so easy! Will definitely be a staple and can’t wait to try out more of your recipes!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YAYA! Thank you so much, Charlotte!

Kelsey Ruggaard

5 stars
So easy and tasty. I actually made it twice in one week because my friend just had a newborn and after she saw my pictures she requested it! I mixed everything into a sauce and then poured it over the veggies and chicken

Maria Koutsogiannis

YAY! This makes me sooo happy!

Cecilia Milessi

5 stars
tried it and loved it!!!! The flavor is somehow unexpected but so rich!!! Easy to prepare q when you want enjoy a homemade meal!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Amber

5 stars
Fantastic! So delicious and perfect in every way! Great recipe. Thank you for your efforts.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Amber!

Dana Pomeroy

5 stars
I made this for my family the other day and it was amazing!!! So delicious, so easy to make and the best part not time consuming at all. I have two toddlers, so I just threw it all together and put it in the oven for an hour and half. I actually broiled it the last 5 mins to get the chicken a little more crispy and it was so good! Definitely a new staple in our house.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!! This makes me SO happy, thank you hunnie!

Alexis Brodey

Can you make this with boneless chicken breast?

Maria Koutsogiannis

You can it might just be a bit less juicy!! I would recommend cooking the potatoes for a little bit first and then adding the marinated breast and finish cooking together!

Sarah Marandi

5 stars
This is the most incredible recipe ever. I make it at least once a week, have made it for my parents, my in laws, my friends, my fiancΓ© .. and everyone immediately asks for the recipe!!! It is so freaking delicious, if you wanna impress someone with a dish that feels like a hug and is nourishing, make them this! It is so easy, the hardest part is peeling garlic haha! I use whole grain dijon mustard and love the little bite it adds! Really really a top tier dish, I literally have to stop myself from eating the entire thing. I cannot wait to try all of Maria’s recipes!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You are simply the best, Sarah! Thank you so much hunnie. Please let me know what you try next!

Maya Moore

5 stars
Made this last night for our family. 3 boys and husband. 5 star review from everyone. Even approved by fussy eater middle child who ended up going back for seconds. The chicken skin was crispy and the meat juicy and tender. Winner, winner chicken dinner!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Maya! Makes me so happy!

Angie Pieropoulos

No salt on the potatoes?
Doesn’t seem like they would be seasoned

Maria Koutsogiannis

The lemon/mustard sauce has salt!

Ashley

5 stars
Amazing recipe ! I didn’t alter anything and it came out perfect. Made me feel like my YiaYia had made it and the family loved it. Highly recommend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, Ashley!

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