Mediterranean Lemon Chicken284 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 50 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 5 min
“This goes nicely with roasted potatoes! Mmm mmm Mediterranean! The recipe uses chicken legs, but works for any chicken parts.” - by NIBLETS
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 241 cal
- 11.8 g
- 2.8 g
- < 1%
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (284)Rate This Recipe
"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 everything was ..." See morefine. The only problem I had was with the cooking time which seemed to be a hair too long so I just took it out early. I also mixed the pan juices into some plain white rice and it was absolutely delicious. Overall, this was fast, easy, and good!"
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"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. The mea..." See moret fell off of the bones! It was so tender & tasty over rice! Thanks!
Update! I made this again, this time tripling the sauce and using fresh oregano and lemon thyme. I used one third to marinade some red potatoes and carrots and the rest for the chicken for about an hour. I then threw the veggies in the oven at 400 for about half an hour, then added the chicken for another 40. Served over rice....mmmmm..."
"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 boneless cut..." See mores. It was a very flavorful recipe, though, and even my VERY picky 3-year-old ate an entire breast! That's unheard of!"
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