Lemony Mediterranean Chicken
This is one of my most favorite family recipes. I can remember my mom would always make this when people would come over.
This is one of my most favorite family recipes. I can remember my mom would always make this when people would come over.
OH WOW! This is an incredible recipe! My husband about fell over it was so good! Ever have those meals where when it's over you could eat it all over again? Well, this is one! The only note that I would make is that I just used what I had on hand i.e. a white onion. Otherwise....no changes and delighted with the results! When a 1 year old, a 2 year old and a three year old will eat a meal....that's a winner in my book! Thanks for the recipe! A must make....and now a family fav! Awesome!!!!!Read More
This just didn't come out well for me. I think maybe my 9x13 was just too deep or something. I'd try this again on a jelly roll pan so that everything can get roasty good. My chicken came out sort of poached-looking and so did all the veggies that were not right on top. Not my cup of tea. Husband ate it fine, though.Read More
OH WOW! This is an incredible recipe! My husband about fell over it was so good! Ever have those meals where when it's over you could eat it all over again? Well, this is one! The only note that I would make is that I just used what I had on hand i.e. a white onion. Otherwise....no changes and delighted with the results! When a 1 year old, a 2 year old and a three year old will eat a meal....that's a winner in my book! Thanks for the recipe! A must make....and now a family fav! Awesome!!!!!
Must admit that I was skeptical about this recipe because it was so simple. Sometimes simple is best. It turned out to be just outstanding--one of the best recipes I've discovered on this or any other site. I broiled the dish for a few minutes at the end. A handful of olives or some capers thrown in at the end would be good. It's great with greek salad and red wine.
Very good. I made it pretty much as written, except that I used chicken thighs. My husband and I both enjoyed the flavors. I squeezed a little lemon on mine after cooking.
This is wonderful! I used onions, red potatoes, carrots, red peppers and Brussel sprouts for the veggies. I put the oven on broil the last few minutes to brown the chicken.
This was a fantastic dish! The only thing we changed was we used chicken thighs with skin. My husband made a bed of lemon slices, put the seasoned chicken on top and threw in diced red potatoes and fresh string beans! It was a quick dinner and healthy. The chicken came out perfectly juicy. Although we didn't really eat the skin on the chicken, it gave great moisture to the veggies! Really great and versatile dish.
Very simple and tasty. I used a large baking sheet instead of 9x13 to get more crispy edges on the veggies.
This dish was very good and easy. I'd recommend boiling the potatoes for about 10 mins prior to putting in the baking dish. That way they will be cooked evenly by the time the chicken is fully cooked. I also set the broiler on to make the chicken look more appetizing. I added feta cheese and cut the chicken so I could eat it in pita bread.
Oh So Good!!!! Going to add my word of praise to all the other 5 star reviews. What a delicious, healthy meal! My hubby and I are watching our carbs these days so I substituted the potatoes for green beans and mushrooms that I had on hand. Also after the 30 minutes I tasted it and decided it needed more lemon flavor, etc. so I drizzled more EVO, lemon juice over it. Then sprinkled some Citrus Grill Seasoning from Durkee, an All Herb Blend and a Mediterranean Sea Salt that I really like, over the top. The flavor was phenomenal!!!!! We kept dipping our chicken in the juices to mop up all that deliciousness! Can't wait to try this on company. Thanks joecraig for a great recipe!
The flavors are amazing! Especially the peppers, so I use two. The only change is to cut the potatoes into smaller cubes or they won’t be done by the time the chicken is. This makes a delicious sauce I think could be served over rice if you want to leave the potatoes out.
This was an extremely good recipe! Loved it! Watch your chicken carefully with the cooking time and temp, as written it will make the chicken dry.
Excellent recipe with fresh and simple produce mixed perfectly with Mediterranean flavors for a perfect quick and easy one pan dinner meal. I have been making this meal for years with the fallowing change: During the last 15 minutes of cooking I added to the pan about 1 Tbsp. of rinsed capers for extra zest, and steered gently to combine. Just before serving I garnished with a mixture of minced parsley, crushed garlic and lemon zest. The meal turned out outstanding with wonderful flavorful! YUM YUM! Thank you for sharing.
This just didn't come out well for me. I think maybe my 9x13 was just too deep or something. I'd try this again on a jelly roll pan so that everything can get roasty good. My chicken came out sort of poached-looking and so did all the veggies that were not right on top. Not my cup of tea. Husband ate it fine, though.
This is tough to rate. The flavors were really good but my chicken cooked way faster than the potatoes. I would use bone-in skinned pieces or quarter the potatoes or maybe parboil the potatoes before baking. The onions got pretty mushy as well. We ate it, but would tweak it for sure before making again.
Really great! I exchanged the black pepper for a quality lemon pepper seasoning for a bit more and slices to set the chicken on. Shorten cooking time to 30-45 minutes depending on thickness of chicken. Would definitely be great with chicken thighs or duck. Serve with a lightly oaked Chardonnay. The more lemon the stronger the oak to complement.
This was very good. I made it according to the recipe the only thing I did different was add more vegetables so I doubled the sauce. I made a pan with the chicken and veggies and a pan with just vegetables. I added carrots, zucchini and sweet potatoes to the recipe. So good!
Followed the recipe, and it turned out delicious. My husband loved it. Will make it again.
Really enjoyed this recipe. The flavor was awesome!! Only changes I made and suggest: 1. Slice the potatoes on a mandolin to 1/4” thick for more even cooking. 2. Sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on the finished meal. 3. Use bone in skin on chicken instead of boneless skinless chicken breast. Then remove skin and bones before serving. 4. We used a larger shallower pan than was suggested and put the oven on broil the last couple minutes.
need to cut potatoes into smaller pieces so they cook in the allotted time.
Followed the recipe exactly, and the chicken wound up done way before the potatoes. Flavor also needs something. Sweet side?
I think I would use chicken with skin on & remove it before eating. Liked the taste but chix was too dry
Fantastic recipe! I made it as written but I did take the chicken out to rest while potatoes continued to cook. I should have cut them smaller as they were pretty big to begin with. I WILL be making this again so will do that next time, Thank you joecraig for this awesome recipe. :)
So mine turned out dry in spite of my basting every 15min. But flavor is awesome. I did white sweet potatoes and mushrooms and added a bag of little frozen shrimp. It was a really good dish!
I made it as the directions stated except that I added some capers to it. I cooked on a jelly roll pan at 375 on convection roast, and it cooked in approximately 20 minutes.
This , by far, is the best recipe I have made through All Recipe. My husband loved it and that is saying a lot when it comes to my cooking. It is an amazingly, delicious meal.
Very good marinade. I added zucchini to the mix, and the zucchini and onions were the high point. I also used skinless boneless chicken thighs, which I prefer in recipes like this. The chicken was unexceptional; next time I will either marinate the chicken or just use the marinade for vegetables.
Great recipe. My family really enjoyed it. I do think I will use thighs next time as they are so much more tender and flavorful to me.
Loved it. Husband said it was a keeper. Used the leftover chicken to make chicken and dumplings. Gave it a great flavor as well.
Excellent and easy. Took just a few mins to prep with easily purchased or grown ingredients. Tastes great and is healthy.
The chicken was a bit bland, but the veggies were great. Next time I’ll add more zest and oregano, and maybe a dash of smoked paprika.
It was a healthy meal. I would increase the lemon next time. I included capers which gave it more flavor.
Loved it. Will definitely make again.
This was delicious. Only changes I made were to use a white onion,italian seasoning mix(didn't have straight oregano) and only used 2 chicken breasts cut in half which were pretty well covered by the veggies. Cooked for about 45 min...did check and baste frequently . Chicken was not dry at all. Very tender. Served with crusty baguette to sop up juices. Husband loved it. One of the few meals where there were no leftovers.
Delicious! Even my 5 yr old and 1.5 yr old loved the chicken. Made it according to the recipe.
Was quite delicious! Would add a few more spices for flavor, but otherwise it was fantastic!
Maybe on a sheet pan w/skin on bone in breasts or thighs. The flavor was good but the cook was off. I will play with the technique to see if I can get it more to our liking.
This is a huge winner. I would take a photo but it would only be of happy teenage boys with full tummies
Quick, easy, simple, yet delicious!!! Great recipe.
smells great while cooking tastes even better.
This is an excellent recipe! Very low fat but full of flavor. It's a new favorite!
I always try to make a new recipe “as is” to see how it turns out, so I made it exactly as written. It was good, didn’t knock my socks off, but tasty. I would probably make it again, but not sure what I’d change!
Super easy and delicious! I used pre-packaged frozen bell pepper and onion mix. Just realized its also actually whole30 compliant! Amazing!
Super easy and delicious meal! I added green olives in the last 10 minutes of baking.
I had high hopes for this recipe, but the chicken cooked like it was poached. I didn't like the texture. The potatoes and veggies didn't get completely cooked even though the chicken read 165 deg. I followed the recipe and baked as instructed at 400 degrees. I would not recommend this or cook it again.
I was hoping this would be so good, but I was very disappointed. As another review said, my chicken ended up being poached instead of baked. And the potatoes were still hard. Marinade was good though. I would probably cook it on a sheet pan next time and also pre-cook the potatoes before adding the chicken so they get done at the same time.
I lowered the temperature a bit. It was sooo good. I love anything lemony.
This is so bad my husband won't eat it. 400F for chicken? This is from an earlier post that apparent had the same experience. TERRIBLE. I will NOT make it again! There is something wrong with the instructions concerning either the oven temp. or the time for cooking! Instructions say to cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes baste chicken with the juices then continue baking for about another 30 minutes until the chicken temp. is 160 degrees. after the first 30 minutes the chicken temp. was 165. I pulled out the chicken covered with foil then continued cooking veg. for the remaining 30 minutes. The potatoes were still no done. I had to "nuke" the potatoes for another 3 minutes to get about 80% of the potatoes soft enough to say they were done! the flavor was good but the timing/temperature was incorrect!
Great recipe as written! Second time I used six boneless, skinless thighs and more lemon juice. Now make it once a week! Love it!
A very simple meal to prepare. Unfortunately, the meal did not have any distinguishable taste. I will not be saving this recipe to repeat,
My spouse LOVED this chicken! I thought it was very good. Have been commanded to make this again...SOON.
I followed recipe exactly as I'm not a great cook. My husband and I loved it. Will make it again. Thank you joecraig!
Delicious! Kids loved it and we've added it to our dinner schedule.
I left out the peppers because my husband doesn't like peppers and it still was delicious.
Loved it. I added 3 tallness spoons of lemon juice.
Messy. Complicated. Is this supposed to be a stew?
Didn't change a thing..Awesome addition to our Super Bowl 48 meal..added Bilo Walter's Roasted Potatoes, Chili Beans, Balsamic veggie skewers and macaroni salad...Super delicious meal!
Fabulous, so delicious! Added some asparagus to potatoes and pepper. So refreshing on a hot summer night.
Great flavor. It does bear close attention as the chicken dried out a bit. Tasted even better the day after.
Good basic recipe. Used carrots, onions and sweet potatoes with drumsticks(what was in my kitchen). Added extra lemon juice, oregano, oil, salt and garlic. Marinated the chicken for 30 minutes and then dumped it with the vegetables into a 13x9 glass pan Roasted, covered with aluminum foil for 45 minutes. Turned up the heat to 425, took off the aluminum foil and cooked another 20 minutes. Everyone liked it. Will make it again.
Trying to add photo. The only real change I made was fingerling potatoes instead of red potatoes (I didn't have red potatoes). It's a really delicious meal, I will be making again & again.
I topped the dish with feta cheese. It was very delicious.
So this is delicious. The mixture you out over the chicken is to die for. I did change a few things: 1) I split the chicken breasts so they were thinner, thus only had to cook for 30 minutes. I didn’t want the vegetables to over-cook. 2) potatoes are the devils food so I skipped the potatoes and made dill rice instead. YUM.
I did not add the bell peppers and I doubled the red potatoes. However, it came out fantastic! Everyone, even my picky eaters, loved it. We will be making this again.
My husband and I really liked the egg batter coating. It was very tender. I took the suggestion of others and added garlic salt and some "21 Seasoning Salute" from Trader Joe's. The sauce was delicious on tri-colored spiral noodles.
This was delicious. I deviated from the recipe a little by marinating the chicken in the mix overnight and covering the dish with foil while it baked, it was very flavorful and moist. Next time I’ll probably cook the vegetables for a bit in a skillet before baking them, the potatoes weren’t done when the chicken breasts were so I had to pull them out and bake the rest for another 15 minutes.
I cooked on a sheet pan. I only had some thawed bone in thighs so used those. It was delicious. the skin turned out pretty crispy but i did set the oven to roast for the first 20 minutes then set it to bake the rest. This crisped up the skin on the thighs. The whole thing was done in 30 minutes any longer and the meat would have been dry. I also used veggies I had on hand. This recipe is great for that just use what veggies you have around. I used asparagus, green beans, bell peppers and onion. The taste was outstanding. Lemon really perked it up and it was easy to make. Also very healthy. This one I will keep and do again. Thanks for a great recipe!
I did not change a thing and it was packed with so much flavor! Definitely will make it again.
This is a great recipe the only thing I would say is, that some sweetness is needed to balance the acid and salt in this dish. A tablespoon of honey added to the marinade should do. I added an orzo pilaf with golden raisins on the side. Also, I used chicken thighs instead of breasts they are much more tender when roasted in the oven. Really great recipe and beautiful on the dish!
Super easy and tasty. Will add to my regular recipe rotation
I made this recipe as listed. The chicken was very good and I liked everything cooked at once!! Even my picky husband liked it, it is a keeper! Thank you for posting.
This was absolutely fabulous. Used leftover chicken drumsticks that I cut the meat off of. The sauce was delicious, used real-lemon juice instead of lemons and it was fine
I don't have an oregano plant so I used fresh thyme and rosemary instead. super good!
Easy to make. Delicious to eat. It's great with green stuffed olives added.
Didn't care for it. The 'marinade' flavor only coats the chicken; the chicken meat itself is very bland. I will stick with a few hour marinade. I like it to permeate throughout.
Delicious! I made it exactly according to the recipe. I'd say the lemons and onions are for flavor, but not meant to be eaten as part of the medley. The chicken was moist and done according to schedule. The potatoes and peppers were scrumptious.
Good flavors, but my chicken was dry too. I followed the recipe for two servings which worked out just fine. I would also watch the coming times. Maybe reduce by 10 minutes, Otherwise a great recipe.
Husband loved it. He usually doesn't like chicken breast because "it's too dry", but he loved this recipe. I took the advice given to add more lemons for extra tangy goodness and it worked out great. I cleaned out the vegetables in the frig: carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, etc. Very colorful, tasty and delicious.
Following the recommendations of a few other reviewers, this dish came out as a family announced winner. The chicken was tender and juicy.
Great dish with very little fuss and delicious results. Lemon and chicken go together like peanut butter and jam!!!
I did exactly what they said and the chicken tasted like sawdust (dry and overcooked)
will NOT make it again! There is something wrong with the instructions concerning either the oven temp. or the time for cooking! Instructions say to cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, baste chicken with the juices, then continue baking for about another 30 minutes until the chicken temp. is 160 degrees. after the first 30 minutes the chicken temp. was 165. I pulled out the chicken covered with foil, then continued cooking veg. for the remaining 30 minutes. The potatoes were still no done. I had to "nuke" the potatoes for another 3 minutes to get about 80% of the potatoes soft enough to say they were done! the flavor was good, but the timing/temperature was incorrect!
It was phenomenal. The only change I made was to add broccoli the last 15 minutes. There was enough of the oil mixture left over to cover it. Otherwise I followed the. Recipe. Will be a family favorite
The flavor so wonderful, but the chicken was a little dry.
Delish! I used chicken breasts for my SO and thighs/drumsticks for myself. I added an extra red onion, 1/2 a cup of dry white wine, and 1/2 a jar of kalamata olives. Turned out great!
This was so easy and delicious.
I absolutely love this recipe! I went by the recipe to the "T", and it turned out beautifully. The chicken was juicy and all the flavors flowed well together. I did brine my chicken breasts in a salt water mixture an hour ahead of time because I always do this with breasts to ensure avoiding dryness. I highly recommend trying this recipe!!
This came out AMAZING!!! I used a foil lined baking sheet and butterflied the chicken so it wasn't thick. It roasted perfectly and tasted divine. I added some green beans and cauliflower for extra veggies.
This was absolutely DELICIOUS!! My husband and picky child really liked it too!! The only changes I made was: 1) I forgot to cut and add the sliced lemon 2) I squeezed a whole lemon and used the juice 3) I cut the chicken breast in half length wise 4) I cooked it at 400 for 30mins. Chicken was at temp by then so removed from oven and let cool. If I could change anything I will try it with the chicken and potatoes marinated first before I bake them.
This recipe was easy to follow. My chicken came out real good. I would do it again. I recommend Lemony Mediterranean chicken to anyone who wants an easy recipe.
What might have I done wrong? I've tried it twice and the chicken cooks a half hour before the vegetables are done. Used tiny red potatoes. It was an awful dinner.
The flavor of the sauce was delicious, but the chicken was dry, and I even took it out 10 minutes earlier than suggested. Next time I might try legs so the meat stays juicy, and I'll check it earlier. I'll definitely make it again-- very healthy and full of flavor.
Delicious! swapped butternut squash for the potatoes and asparagus for the bell pepper. definitely a winner!
My husband and I enjoyed this easy meal
DELICIOUS! I used a fraction of the suggested garlic because I have someone sensitive to it at home, otherwise I made no changes. This chicken was juicy, lemony and succulent. It made a simple, healthy dinner for us the first night; I threw the leftovers into a pot pie that we LOVED. I will be making this again and again!
Simple and delicious! Just watch the chicken as it doesn't need to go as long as suggested.
Big hit when I made this for my hosts while visiting friends. For me, I would have added two tsp of xxxthai chili to kick it up a notch, but with kids in the house, they enjoyed the milder version.
I just added Brussels sprouts. Not only delicious but beautiful!
Overall we liked the blend of vegetables and chicken with lemon and oregano. However, it found it a bit too lemony and the cook time for the chicken I believe is way off. I cooked the vegetables for 40 min and added the boneless chicken for the last 20 min. The chicken came out perfect -- registering 165 degrees and was plump and juicy. You would only need to cook the chicken an hour if it was bone-in. Next time, I will cut back on the lemon juice and leave lemon wedges on the table for anyone who wanted to make it more lemony.