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Garlic Lemon Chicken (from

Kotopoulo Skorthato: Lemon Garlic Chicken (with Potatoes) (

In Greek: ??t?p???? s???d?t?, pronounced koh-TOH-poo-loh skor-THAH-toh

This is one of the easiest recipes to make, and one of the most tempting to eat. Adjust the garlic down if it's not a favorite, and the classic tastes of lemon and oregano will still make this dish uniquely Greek.

<h3>Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes</h3> <h3>Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes</h3> <h3 id="rI">Ingredients:</h3>
  • 3 1/4 - 3 3/4 pound chicken, cut into quarters
  • 3 1/2 pounds of potatoes
  • juice from 2-3 medium lemons
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 8 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
<h3 id="rP">Preparation:</h3>

Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C).

Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters, lengthwise. Salt and pepper the chicken and potatoes. Transfer chicken to a roasting pan, and add potatoes, on and around the chicken. Add oregano, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice, distributing evenly across the pan. Add water and roast uncovered at 355°F (180°C) for a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes. Half way through (50 minutes), turn the chicken.

Yield: serves 4

Note: Check periodically to make sure there is still a little water in the pan. If needed, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more.

Don't let the water throw tried to throw me the first time..but it is not too much! My neighbor says he loves it when I cook this...he can smell it from his house! He is recently widowed so he always gets some too! : )