Chicken With Lemon and Basil (Kotopoulo Lemonato)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

One summer on a trip to visit our friends on Vancouver Island, they made this dish for us that they found in a Greek cookbook. It was so incredibly tasty that I had to bring it home with me. My family loves the carrots so much that I always put a few extra in the pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in large deep frying pan.
  2. Add chicken and fry until lightly golden on all sides.
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  4. Add the onion,carrots and celery to the pan and fry gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan with the basil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cook steadily until all juices have evaporated.
  7. Add the chicken stock and simmer gently, covered, 45 min to 1 hour until tender.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Serve with noodles.


Most Helpful

This reminds me of a dish my mother makes, the chicken was tender and tasty. I served it with crusty bread otherwise I kept to the recipe. The only thing I forgot to do is garnish it with parsley. Thank you Kellie in SLO

Chef floWer March 29, 2007

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