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Greek Lemon Chicken and Chips

A roasting tray filled with chicken and chips with a greek style sauce

Alright, folks, let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. Using the term “chips” from our Greek Lemon Chicken and Chips recipe, might be stretching the truth just a smidge. They’re actually more like deliciously roasted potato slivers. But hey, when they’re flavored with lemony, oregano-infused goodness, who cares what they’re called? We’re basically taking your taste buds on a little vacation to Greece, but without the need for a passport!

Ready for something that’s a delightful departure from your usual evening fare? Let’s roll up those sleeves and get into it!

Classes if you are local (Melbourne) or Zooms from anywhere πŸ™‚

Ingredients that make the Magic Happen 🌟

The Main Event:

  • 6-8 Chicken Drumsticks: The star of our Greek feast!
  • 4-6 Potatoes: Peeled and sliced into wedges or, if you’re feeling rebellious, “chips.”

Marinade Marvels:

  • 60g Olive Oil: A Greek staple.
  • 60g Lemon Juice & Zest: (Check out my notes on lemons below, trust me, it’s a game-changer)
  • 20g Water: For that extra bit of dilution.
  • 4 Garlic Cloves: Mine weighed in at a solid 12g. The more garlic, the merrier!
  • 1 tsp Flaked Salt or 1/2 tsp Fine Salt: Both work like a charm.
  • 1 tsp Dried Chives: If you can get your hands on ’em.
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano: When in Greece, right?
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder or Onion Flakes: Your choice!
  • 1 tsp Bell Pepper Flakes: For a dash of color and a kick of spice.
  • A Handful of Kalamata Olives: Because, yum.
  • A Handful of Crumbled Feta Cheese: The crown jewel.

What roasting pan to choose for Greek Lemon Chicken

When roasting, it’s important to ensure that there’s enough space in the pan and that the sides aren’t too high. This allows the heat to circulate well and create those delicious brown caramelized bits that we all love so much.

Taming the Tang: Lemon Tips for the Lemon-Shy πŸ‹

So, you’ve got a guest (husband?) who’s not too keen on the pucker-up qualities of lemon? No worries, I’ve got you covered. Here are some simple tweaks to dial down the citrusy notes without sacrificing the dish’s Greek soul.

  1. Less is More: Simply cut back on the lemon juice. You’ll still get a hint of citrus without the full-on tang.
  2. Zest Only, Please: Use just the lemon zest for a milder, but still aromatic, citrus experience.
  3. The Honey Trick: Adding a smidgen of honey can really change the game. Just 10-20g will do. Mix it into the marinade right at the start. It’ll mellow out the tartness and bring a subtle sweetness that balances everything beautifully.
Oven tray with chicken and chips without olives and feta.
A Milder Version, Without Olives and Feta

There you go! Feel free to mix and match these tips to create the perfect flavor profile that everyone at the table will adore. Cheers! 🍻

Greek Lemon Chicken and Chips

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Tender, juicy Greek lemon chicken roasted to perfection with a bright, citrusy flavor. A quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 -4
Method Oven, Thermomix or food processor

Equipment

  • 1 Thermomix or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks
  • 4-6 potatoes peeled and sliced into wedges or chips I used

Marinade

  • 60 g olive oil
  • 60 g lemon juice and zest *see notes about lemon
  • 20 g water
  • 4 garlic cloves Mine weighed 12g
  • 1 tsp flaked salt or 1/2 tsp fine
  • 1 tsp dried chives if you can get them
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder or onion flakes
  • 1 tsp bell pepper flakes

Garnish

  • 1 hand full of Kalamata olives
  • 1 hand full of crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Your Oven: Set your oven to 180Β°C using the fan setting.

Create the Marinade:

  • Weigh all the marinade ingredients into your Thermomix (TM) or food processor bowl.
  • Put the measuring cup (MC) in place and set the Thermomix for 30 seconds at speed 7. (Food processor; blitz until the zest is fine and the liquid turns creamy)

Prepare the Drumsticks and Potatoes:

  • Place the drumsticks and potato wedges into a roasting pan.
  • Drizzle the marinade over the top
  • Roll up your sleeves and use your hands to mix everything together, making sure the drumsticks and potatoes are well coated.

Cook Your Dish:

  • Place the roasting pan in your preheated oven.
  • Cook until golden brown and the drumsticks are cooked all the way through, About 10 minutes before your dish is done baking, remove it from the oven.
  • Scatter the Kalamata olives and crumbled feta evenly over the top.
  • Return the dish to the oven for the remaining 10 minutes or until the cheese is slightly melted and the olives are heated through. This recipe took about 45 minutes in my bench top oven.

Notes

See my notes above in the blog post about altering the lemon flavour to suit your audience.Β  I mean, everyone needs to say YUM, don’t they?
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So, there you have it. A taste of Greece in your very own kitchen. Forget about the “usual.” This is dinner, elevated. Opa! πŸŽ‰

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