This recipe for Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes was something my YiaYia made all the time. This Greek inspired recipe was a staple in our house growing up, and one my dad, brother, and I still make all the time! Sometimes all you need is a simple baked chicken dish, and this is it!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Growing up, my YiaYia (which means Grandma in Greek) cooked a few things. Two of them being her famous cookies that we all were obsessed with. You can find those recipes (YiaYia Cookies and Koloodia) in my books, Cookies for Everyone and The Mountain Baker. But, she also made what we all called YiaYia Chicken.
This recipe was very simple, and it was just chicken and potatoes, cooked in lemon juice and butter. But, it was something everyone in my family loved and we've all been making it ever since. So, today I am sharing this really easy recipe for Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with you guys. This easy dinner recipe is one that will please the whole family!
Ingredients for Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes
I use organic chicken breasts, but you can also thighs, or even chicken with skin as well. This recipe is flexible and any kind of chicken you prefer will work here.
Organic Russet Potatoes
I use organic Russet potatoes as that's what YiaYia used, and the flavor goes very well with them. I love sweet potatoes, but I've never tried this recipe with them, but you could if you wanted to.
Organic Chicken Stock
I use organic chicken stock, but YiaYia actually used water. You can use whatever you prefer and if you don't have chicken stock, water will be just fine. I like to use chicken stock as it ads more flavor.
I use organic lemons as I love the flavor of fresh lemons. If you have Meyer lemons you can definitely use those as well!
Organic Salted Butter
I use salted butter as that's what I always have in my fridge. But, unsalted butter will work just fine here too as you will salt the chicken and potatoes.
Can You Store Lemon Chicken & Potatoes?
Yes, you can store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I've even used the leftover chicken to make salads with and heated up the potatoes as a side dish, that's an amazing way to use leftovers in a different way! I use a lemon and olive oil dressing and it's amazing!
Can I Make Lemon Chicken & Potatoes In My Slow Cooker?
I don't see why not, but make sure to continue to check it even if you make it in a slow cooker. You want to continue to add liquid as needed, even if you are making in a slow cooker.
Can I Make Lemon Chicken & Potatoes In My Cast Iron?
Yes, you can use a cast iron if you prefer here as well. Cast iron, glass, or ceramic that is oven safe would all work fine for this recipe.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Greek Lemon Chicken & PotatoesDifficulty: Easy
This easy dinner takes no time at all to prep. Just let this Lemon Chicken & Potatoes bake in the oven while you are free to do other things. When it's ready, you have an amazing and delicious dinner!
1 1/2 pounds organic chicken breast
1 1/2 pounds organic Russet potatoes
1 cup organic chicken stock
2 organic lemons, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons organic salted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Salt and pepper chicken breasts and top with lemon zest, add to a 9×13 ceramic or glass baking dish.
- Chop potatoes into 1-inch cubes, add to to the baking dish all around the chicken.
- Add chicken stock and lemon juice, the liquid should almond completely cover the chicken and potatoes.
- Cut the cutter into cubes, and place the butter cubes on top of the chicken and potatoes evenly. Cover the baking dish with foil.
- Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, checking every 15 minutes. When you check, make sure liquid has not evaporated, if it has, add more chicken stock (or you can use water) so it continues to almost cover the chicken and potatoes so they do not dry out. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 and the potatoes are done.
- Once removed from the oven, salt and pepper potatoes and serve immediately.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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