One Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes Meal
This Greek chicken with lemon potatoes is one of those recipes that combines all the elements of comfort food—meat, vegetables and potatoes. It’s easy to make and will be a hit with the whole family.
For a big family supper, there is nothing better than a well cooked roast. And no one can resist being impressed by this classic Greek lemon chicken dish! A classic Greek dish for chicken that has been baked in the oven is called “Kotopoulo lemonato.” The best roast chicken you’ve ever had is without a doubt this Greek lemon chicken dish!
The Greek cuisine’s straightforward preparation and presentation do not compromise the dish’s wonderful flavor. Simply combine the ingredients for this really simple Greek lemon chicken dish, and the oven will take care of the rest!
3 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced crosswise
Prepare the zucchini: Trim off the ends and slice crosswise into 1/2″ pieces.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of oil until shimmering, then add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds (do not brown). Add zucchini; season with salt and pepper to taste; stir to coat in oil for about 20 seconds. Add tomatoes; cook until softened slightly but still holding their shape, about 2 minutes more (you want them to break down in the chicken). Stir in dill and set aside while you prepare other ingredients.
4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1/2 pound)
Cut the chicken thighs in half and remove the bone. Place the chicken thighs in a resealable bag with 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight; set aside if marinating overnight.
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper are the only seasonings used in this recipe. Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to taste, but keep in mind that you’ll need enough to season both sides of each chicken breast.
2 tablespoons olive oil
Olive oil is an excellent source of healthy fat, and it can be used to cook your chicken in a way that’s much better than using butter. It will give the chicken a more subtle flavor, which allows you to use the lemon potatoes as a flavor enhancer rather than masking their taste with too much seasoning.
1 small yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
Cut the onion in half and thinly slice it.
The onion should be yellow.
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
The garlic is a key ingredient in this recipe. It’s chopped to make it easier to mix in with the other ingredients, and finely chopped so that it can be easily mixed into the dish without breaking apart or becoming too chunky.
1 lemon, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise; wedges for serving
This Greek chicken recipe is so simple, but the crispy potatoes and tender chicken make it feel special. The lemon slices add just enough brightness to balance out all that garlic! I like to add them after cooking so they stay bright yellow, but you can also add them at the beginning before browning your chicken for more of an umami punch.
This is a satisfying meat-and-potatoes recipe to make for your family.
The chicken thighs are rubbed with lemon zest and garlic, then cooked on the stove with potatoes in a skillet until the chicken is done and the potatoes are tender. Serve it with a salad or steamed vegetables of your choice for a complete meal.
Roast chicken that is perfectly moist and succulent is combined with fluffy potatoes, topped with fresh herbs, and baked in a delightful lemon-flavored sauce to create a meal that is excellent and substantial and has a lot of Mediterranean flavors. The best illustration of how Greek cuisine takes the simplest ingredients and effortlessly transforms them into a mouthwatering dish is this excellent classic Greek lemon chicken recipe!
Juicy, tender, and really simple! Kotopoulo lemonato, a delightful Greek lemon chicken roast dish, is presented here with extra crispy potatoes as a garnish. As you can see, this recipe is as simple as it is delicious. It’s a great dish to make for family dinner or just to enjoy on your own. If you don’t have time to cook the chicken in a pan and fry the potatoes on the stovetop, we recommend using store-bought rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes instead!