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Greek baked chicken recipe (with potatoes)

Greek baked chicken recipe (with potatoes)

Baked chicken and potatoes in the oven is an easy, popular Greek recipe. You can use chicken legs, drumsticks, thighs, or even a whole chicken cut into pieces.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine gluten-free, Greek, Healthy, Mediterranean
Keyword baked, chicken, marinade, potatoes, vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 471 kcal
Author Makos


For the marinade:

  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 onion coarsly chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and zest from one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the chicken and potatoes:

  • 8 drumsticks (or 8 thighs or a whole chicken cut in 8 pieces)
  • 1.5 pounds (750 grams) potatoes diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots cut in chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8-10 cauliflower florets
  • extra salt


  1. If you have the chance, salt and marinate the chicken from the previous day.
  2. For the marinade: combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and pour over the marinade. Mix until everything is covered with the marinade, cover with cling film or a lid and refrigerate overnight or for a few hours.
  3. 1-2 hours before cooking, take the chicken out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature.
  4. Preheat your oven to 430 °F (220 °C).
  5. Transfer the potatoes and the carrots to a large baking dish, add some salt and mix. Add the chicken pieces among the vegetables, drizzle with the marinade and toss to mix everything evenly. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Toss the cauliflower florets with the two tablespoons of olive oil and when the 20 minutes have passed, add it to the pan. Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes. You can turn on the broiler at the end of the baking time to make the skin crispier.

Recipe Notes


  • Salt the chicken long before baking or the day before.
  • Bring the chicken to room temperature for even cooking.
  • Higher oven temperature 428 F (220 C) will result in crispy skin and juicy meat. Cut the potatoes in small cubes to cook faster.


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