Thursday, June 23, 2016

Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes



My favorite type of food is Chicken Sajji. I love it so much it is like number 3 on my most loved people/things list. The reason behind it is that it is a complete meal with Kabuli Pulao and some restaurants even serve it with Biryani rice.

BUT this is a healthy chicken recipe SO there won't be any rice. There will be JUST chicken and some baked potatoes. MOUTH WATERING ALREADY? HOLD UP.

I had my eye on this recipe for quite some time because it is close to Sajji but obviously the marination is foreign so it has a very different flavor. This recipe is called Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes.

A very few herbs and other seasonings will be used to make something extra ordinary which I had never tasted and enjoyed before.


1 whole chicken with skin on

3 peeled quartered potatoes

6 garlic cloves minced

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon red chili powder

1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil or more

2/3 cup of chicken stock (half for baking and half to add later marinade)

It is really simple to make. The longest part is just the 45 minute baking.

All you need to do right now its to add the minced garlic into the chicken.

Add the dried oregano, rosemary, salt, black pepper, red pepper and paprika.

Add the olive oil and lemon juice.

Mix the marinade with the chicken properly so it is coated well.

Now you add the potatoes and give it a mix again and place everything in a deep baking tray.

Drizzle half of the chicken stock now over the chicken in  the baking tray and pour the rest of the marinade.

Preheat your oven on 425 degrees and put the chicken in it.

Let the chicken bake for 45 minutes and keep a frequent check on it just in case.

The chicken is done after 45 minutes.

Take out the chicken and pour the rest of the chicken stock in the tray and bake the potatoes for 10 minutes more.

The potatoes are also done now.

NOTE - if there is any left up marinade in the tray please pour it over the chicken and potaoes for extra flavor.

That's it, time to PLATE UP.

Ladies and gentlemen, if I ever replace Chicken Sajji, I will replace it with this uniquely flavored Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes.

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