Greek chicken and potatoes recipe

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A different and special way to cook the classic chicken and potatoes

Greek chicken and potatoes is a different way of preparing a chicken, one that I’m sure you’ll love. When I travelled there in 2019 I had the most amazing chicken with potatoes. This dish had flavours I’ve never tried in this combination: lemon, mustard and cloves. This lemon chicken was so great that I made it at home several times and now I want to share it with you!

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Not only does it taste amazing and quite different than other chicken dishes, but this Greek chicken and potatoes also smells great. My home now smells like lemons and that reminds me of Greece, which I love very much.

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

5 from 1 vote

Greek chicken and potatoes recipe

Incredibly delicious traditional Greek chicken and potatoes baked in the oven. Easy to make at home for dinner or weekend lunch.
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Big bowl
  • Oven Tray

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 2 whole chicken legs
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper

For the potatoes

  • 2 pounds small new potatoes (or 1 kg)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • First off, wash and clean the chicken legs and add to a large bowl.
  • Second, add the condiments over the chicken: olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, pepper, mustard and crushed cloves.
    adding spices
  • Mix with a spoon or with your hands while wearing gloves so the chicken is evenly covered. If you will not wear gloves, wash your hands very well after.
  • Let this lemon chicken in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • While the chicken is resting, we will prepare the potatoes. Begging by turning on your oven at 400 degrees fahrenheit (or 200 degrees celsius) to preheat it.
  • Then, wash the potatoes very well
  • Cut them into wedges and add to a large oven tray.
  • Add olive oil over them, the salt, pepper, dried oregano and the juice of a lemon. Mix everything very well.
  • Next, add the chicken over the potatoes and the rest of the marinade. Optionally, you can add lemon slices over, for extra lemon flavour.
  • Finally add 0,5 a cup (or 100 ml) of water in the tray.
  • Cover the tray with aluminium foil so that the steam won’t get out. The steam will tenderize the meat and potatoes.
  • Put the tray in the oven and cook for 40 mins at 400 degrees fahrenheit (or 200 degrees celsius) .
  • After that, take the tray out but don’t turn the oven off. Remove the aluminium foil, carefully so you don’t get burned by the steam. Using a spoon, put some sauce from the tray over the chicken and potatoes.
  • Add the tray back in the oven to cook for another 30 minutes at the same temperature. Once every 10 minutes, open the oven and pour more sauce over the chicken and potatoes.
  • After that, take the tray out and turn off the oven. I like to use a nice plate to put my Greek lemon chicken with potatoes, and to make it look good, I sprinkle over some chopped parsley and put some extra lemon wedges.

Notes

You don’t need a lot of cloves and they go very well with the aroma from the lemon and mustard
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @notacheftv on Instagram and hashtag it #notacheftv.

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  1. jeanette says:

    Hello, do you have to put cloves in this recipe?

    1. andrei.dima says:

      Hi there! I prefer them but if you don’t want to, it’s fine to not add cloves.

    2. I used 1 TBL. ground cloves. Amazing flavor!!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I didn’t put cloves in.
    I used 7 chicken drumsticks
    Thank you for the great recipe 🙂

    1. andrei.dima says:

      That’s great! I’m really glad you enjoyed it

  3. What mustard do you use?

    1. andrei.dima says:

      Hello, normal yellow mustard.

  4. Peter Kop says:

    What a great recipe, made it tonight and is a big wow! DELICIOUS! I’ m enjoying every bite. Thanks Andrei. 👍

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