Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Entrees/Main Dishes, Recipes

This recipe is so simple to make but is a wonderful comfort food. The smells while cooking will bring back memories of Greece.

Whole chicken or 3 pounds of chicken pieces
2 Tbs dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 cup olive oil
2 large peeled, sliced or cubed potatoes
(Yukon gold)
2 lemons
5 or more cloves of crushed garlic

Place chicken in a large baking pan. Squeeze the juice of the lemon on the chicken. Then rub the chicken with the lemon halves. Generously season the chicken with the spices. Pour some of the olive oil on the chicken. Optional: cover chicken with aluminum foil and marinate overnight in the refrigerator. When you are ready to bake, cut up the potatoes. Then mix together remaining oil, garlic, lemon and seasonings. Bake the chicken uncovered at 425 degrees until lightly browned. Turn chicken pieces and baste. Add potatoes, cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Serves 6.