Go Back
Greek roasted goat (or lamb) leg 2

Greek slow roasted goat (or lamb) leg

One pan recipe for slow roasted goat leg glazed with pomegranate syrup and served with baked potatoes. Tender and succulent meat that will impress your guests!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword goat, lamb, leg, one-pan, roast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 788 kcal
Author The Hungry Bites


For the meat:

  • 3 pounds (1.3 Kg) goat leg with the bone (you can also use lamb)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic cut into little sticks
  • 3-4 sprigs of rosemary
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cups olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 pounds baby potatoes or potatoes peeled and cut into wedges

For the glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate syrup, or grape syrup, maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pomegranate arils for decoration, optional


  • Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C)

  2. Rub the meat with salt and pepper. Make small incisions throughout the meat and put inside one stick of garlic and some rosemary.

  3. Place the meat and potatoes in a pan, add the wine and lemon juice, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the oregano. Wrap well with foil and bake for 2 hours.

  4. Combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl, and mix well. Remove foil and brush the meat with half of the glaze.

    Return to the oven and bake uncovered for at least 30 more minutes or until the surface of the meat is deep brown and you can see the tissue separating from the bone.

  5. When the meat is almost done, brush once more with the rest of the glaze and bake for additional 5 minutes (this is the time to throw in some pomegranate arils). Take out of the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.


Recipe Notes

Serve this dish with some Baba Ganoush or tzatziki to wow your family and friends!


For a more traditional recipe, use only goat leg, salt and pepper, olive oil, some lemon juice and potatoes. Bake covered in the oven for 2 hours, uncover and continue baking until crispy and browned on the outside.