Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This chicken has fantastic flavour - succulent and juicy with just the right 'bite'. Marinating time is not included. DO try this on the bbq when you fire up!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, shallots, oregano, rosemary, bay leaf, lemon zest, pepper and oil.
  2. Add chicken, turning it to coat with marinade, and let it marinate, skin side up, covered and chilled, for 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  4. Put rack in middle position of oven.
  5. Arrange chicken, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.
  6. Season lightly with salt.
  7. Roast for 35-45 minutes. Halfway through, sprinkle on pepper and lemon zest.
  8. This is also great grilled on the bbq.


Most Helpful

Evelyn, this was wonderful. So easy to prepare, very much a fix and forget dish. The flavour was perfectly balanced between the lemon and the herbs and the garlic, a real keeper!

Sassy Syrah April 25, 2004

Very nice flavor, although I will marinate overnight next time. I had no fresh lemons so used bottled lemon juice and did this up on the bbq. Pulled the skin off chicken,the outside was nicely flavored, but lost a little flavoring on the inside of the chicken. Also, I added pepper and lemon zest to the marinade, because it is not stated in recipe. I figured that was right.

enigma535 January 22, 2004

I've been looking for a Greek chicken recipe that tastes like the Greek diner down the street does it...I've found it! I followed Evelyn's suggestion and did it on the grill and this was superb...I've already shared it with friends who like chicken this way. I followed E's instructions to the T, make sure you use fresh lemons! I placed the squeezed out lemons on the grill just for aroma to tease my worked!

Hey Jude May 27, 2003

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