Greek Roast Chicken

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Roast chicken with potatoes are a Greek staple. You can use either orange juice or lemon juice, lemon is more traditional.

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    Serves: 6 

    • juice of 1 large orange
    • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 4-6 cloves garlic
    • 1 whole chicken

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, mustard, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Place potatoes in a roasting tin.
    3. Stuff the garlic cloves into the chicken under the skin. Place the chicken in the bowl with the remaining orange juice mixture and toss to coat. Place in the roasting tin on top of the potatoes. Drizzle over any of the remaining orange juice mixture.
    4. Bake, uncovered, until potatoes are done and chicken's juices run clear, 60-90 minutes. Check every 30 minutes and add a little bit of hot water to the tin if the potatoes are drying out.

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    Great recipe! I used whole chicken legs instead of the whole chicken, baked the potatoes alone for 30 minutes, then placed the chicken legs on top and baked the whole dish for 60 more minutes. The Greek oregano makes the difference. I will definitely make it again and again.  -  21 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Made it twice and am getting adicted to it .. Excellent recipe  -  27 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    So delicious. I didn't have a whole chicken so I used boneless skinless chicken breasts that I always have on hand so I shortened the cooking time accordingly but otherwise I followed the recipe and it came out great. I will definitely make this again and next time I plan to add some carrots to the baking dish with the potatoes. Simple for a night when I don't feel like standing over the stove yet still delivers on great flavor!  -  15 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)