Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

Experience Greece with this classic family recipe for roasted lemon chicken and potatoes. Irresistible aroma, juicy chicken, crispy potatoes—this dish has it all!

  • 4 servings
  • 1 hr 40 mins
  • 710 kcal
Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

If you’ve ever visited a Greek household or a restaurant with authentic Greek cuisine, chances are that you’ve come across the beloved dish known as “Kotopolo Lemonato me Patates” - or as we like to call it, Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes.

This dish is a staple in almost every Greek family’s recipe book and is sure to satisfy any craving for tangy, savory goodness. An expertly prepared Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes dish is characterized by juicy, tender chicken pieces bathed in a zesty marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and oregano, served alongside crispy roasted potatoes that are perfectly golden and infused with all the wonderful flavors of the marinade. The aroma alone is enough to make your mouth water, and once you take that first bite, you’ll be transported straight to the heart of Greece.

Family recipes are much more than just recipes; they are a link to the past and a connection to loved ones. My favorite family recipe is a classic roasted chicken and potatoes dish. With so many variations out there, I like to stick to the simple version passed down to me by my mother. The key to success is making sure all the potatoes are diced the same size, enabling them to cook evenly and have that crispy texture we all crave. When it comes to the chicken, I love using chicken drumsticks because of their juicy flavor and less prep work. This dish always brings back warm memories of family dinners and gatherings, and I hope it will do the same for you. Give this recipe a try and share it with your loved ones!


  • For the marinade
  • For the potatoes


If you have the time, consider marinating the chicken overnight. This will result in a softer and more flavorful dish when it’s cooked.


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You will need about 1 hour 40 minutes to make 4 servings of this recipe, which has approximately 710 calories each. Make sure you have all the ingredients and follow these 8 simple steps. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’d be more than happy to help!

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Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

Transport yourself straight to the heart of Greece with the savory tanginess of Kotopolo Lemonato me Patates, or Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes. This classic Greek dish is a staple in every family's recipe book, and it's no wonder why. 

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