Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

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"This goes nicely with roasted potatoes! Mmm mmm Mediterranean! The recipe uses chicken legs, but works for any chicken parts."

Ingredients

1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 241 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 30.6 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, grate the peel from 1/2 the lemon, squeeze out the juice (about 1/4 cup) and add to peel with the oregano, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Stir until mixed.
  3. Remove skin from chicken pieces and discard. Coat chicken pieces with the lemon mixture and arrange, bone-side up, in the baking dish. Cover dish and bake for 20 minutes. Turn and baste chicken.
  4. Reduce heat to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and bake uncovered, basting every 10 minutes, for about 30 more minutes. Serve chicken with pan juices.
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This was probably the easiest last minute dinner idea I have ever had. I was able to throw it together in under 5 minutes. I used bottled lemon juice instead of squeezing a lemon and everythin...

Oh Yum!!!! I doubled the sauce (but not the oregano) as per other reviews, did not marinate as others had done, kept the chicken covered the entire time, and baked for a total of 40 minutes. T...

This is a really good chicken recipe. We used boneless breasts, though, and I didn't reduce the cook time. They came out a bit tough, so definitely reduce the cook time if you are using bonele...