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Old 11-11-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Lemon Roast Chicken - Greek-style

Here is another dish which I contributed to a wine and dine magazine years ago under its casserole dishes category. If you do not have a casserole, you can bake it in a deep pan. This lemony and light dish is by far the simplest and easiest of all Greek dishes to prepare.

KOTOPOULO LEMONATO (Lemon Roast Chicken)

Serves: 4 Preparation: 10 min + 30 min marination Cooking: 1 hr

1 medium-size chicken, about 1.8kg, thoroughly cleaned
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp oregano
6 potatoes, peeled and halved
Juice of 2 lemons
80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
1 cup water

1. Marinate chicken with salt, pepper and oregano for at least 30 minutes.

2. Place chicken in a casserole. Spread potatoes around the chicken and pour lemon juice, olive oil and water over all.

3. Bake casserole, covered in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C/400 degrees F for 1 hour. Half an hour into cooking, uncover casserole. When chicken is browned on top, after about 15-20 minutes, turn over and continue baking uncovered till browned on other side and cooked through.

Note: For well-cooked potatoes, ensure that they are fully immersed in the sauce. However, if the potatoes are still half-cooked when the chicken is done, remove the chicken from the casserole and set aside, and continue cooking the potatoes in the oven, covered. Add water if necessary.


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Old 11-11-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Oh thank you, Boufa06!!!! Got it printed out!! Looks divine!!!!!

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Old 11-11-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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It looks fantastic. I had a dish similiar to this when I lived on Crete, near Chania. My landlord used to make this dish quite often.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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I'll be gone all day on Wednesday and have company that night so I think I'll take the skin off the chicken and put the dinner in the crockpot. This recipe sounds homey and yummy.
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How did it turn out in the crockpot? :0)
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:08 AM   #6
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I'll definetely give this one a try. I've always paired mine with lemon and rosemary so i can't wait to taste it with the oregano. Thanks!

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