Greek-Style Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
I love celebrating my Greek heritage with this super simple and scrumptious Sunday dinner idea. Prep time is a breeze and the ingredient list is relatively short for such a flavorful one-dish meal. Each time I make this I'm transported back to my ya-ya, who gave me the special honor of squeezing the lemons! —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
Greek-Style Lemon-Garlic Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub potatoes; cut each into 8 wedges and place in a shallow roasting pan. Top with olives and chicken. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, oregano and pepper until blended. Drizzle over chicken and potatoes. Pour chicken broth around chicken into pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and potatoes are tender, 60-70 minutes. Serve with pan juices.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken thigh with 8 potato wedges and about 1/3 cup pan juices: 602 calories, 33g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1071mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.