Greek Lemon Chicken With Potatoes

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • (I often add about 1 tsp of crumbled, dried rosemary to the potatoes and 1/2 a teaspoon to the chicken- this is fantastic and it then becomes oregano-rosemary-lemon-garlic chicken).
  • Wash the chicken well and pat dry.
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients and massage the chicken, inside and out, with this mixture. Put the chicken in a big bowl and put in the fridge while you prepare the potatoes.
  • Put the potatoes and all remaining ingredients into a large baking pan. Wash your hands and put them in the pan and toss the potatoes around to coat with other ingredients.
  • Put in the oven and crank up the heat to 250°C (480F).
  • Start roasting the potatoes and when they're golden-brown, stir them to bring the white sides up and push to the side of the pan to make room in the middle for the chicken.
  • If all the water has evaporated, and potatoes have started to stick to pan, add 1/2 cup more.
  • Add the chicken, breast-side down, and pour any juices that have accumulated in bowl over.
  • Return to very hot oven and roast until chicken is golden-brown.
  • Turn over, breast-side up and continue roasting until chicken is nearly as golden-brown on other side.
  • At this point, I turn the oven off- don't open it- and leave the chicken in for another 1/2 an hour. I like to think I'm saving energy this way, but it also cooks the chicken beautifully.
  • In all, I'd say from when you put the potatoes into the cold oven to when you remove the chicken to carve after sitting in off oven for 1/2 an hour, we're talking 2 hours.
  • Serve with pan juices.