How to Make Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Tired of the old bland and boring chicken recipes night after night? Why not do something different next time by trying this delicious Greek lemon chicken recipe. This makes a great meal for entertaining- so invite your friends to dinner.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 Whole Chicken - Quartered
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - diced
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano (Dry)
  • 2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Pepper
  • Seasoning salt (optional)
  • 2 Baking pans
  • Marinade Recipe for Greek Lemon Chicken

  • Recipe for Lemon Chicken Marinade: In large bowl place your water, oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic (cloves and powder)and blend together. Add your seasoning salt and pepper if needed or desired.

  • Next you need to add your chicken to the marinade (a large sealable bag works great for marinading food).

  • Place your marinade in the refrigerator and allow to sit and marinate for at least 60 minutes.

  • Then remove pieces from the lemon chicken marinade and place it in a baking pan and cover it with aluminum foil and place in a 450*F oven for 45 min.

  • Take your chicken out of oven and increase the temperature to 550*F.

  • Lastly: Move the chicken pieces from the original baking pan (leaving behind any accrued marinade) and place in a clean sauce free pan and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until the skin becomes a crisp golden brown.

  • READY TO EAT! - - - Now your ready to enjoy this tasty Greek lemon chicken recipe.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to make this baked chicken recipe in advance you can bake it in the marinade for 45 minutes then cool and put away until ready to complete.
  • You can modify the marinade ingredients to change the flavor up for a whole new dinner idea.
  • This main dish recipe would go great with a Greek inspired salad or a white sauce pasta. Like they say "Chicken, It's What's for Dinner!"
  • Be careful not to leave in too long as it can become too salty.

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