Roasted Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes
Andrew, our oldest, just marched off to his first day of kindergarten today. Tears were shed by me, but he couldn’t have been more happy or excited to be going back to school. It’s just hard for me to swallow the pill that he’s not mine to take care of all day anymore. I’m not sure who’s going to miss him more – myself, or his little brother William.

Back to school also means busier evenings with after school activities, homework, and sports all going on simultaneously. So, a one dish dinner – in which everything is thrown together and roasted, is always a great trick to have up your sleeve for a weeknight meal. Ina’s original recipe calls for all bone-in chicken breasts, but my little ones love their chicken drumsticks, so I just use a whole cut-up chicken instead. The white wine and lemon juice, combined with the drippings from the chicken create and awesome pan sauce. And the potatoes and Brussels sprouts just soak up all that delicious flavor while they cook.

And if there does happen to be any leftover chicken, it makes the most awesome chicken salad sandwiches to go into a lunchbox the next day. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.


  1. Posted August 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    Aww, I hope he has an amazing first day!

  2. Posted August 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    Awwww, hope he had a great first day. How cute!

    And this dinner, yes and yes! I may just have to make it tonight!

    • Gar
      Posted September 21, 2013 at 7:37 PM | Permalink

      We tried this for dinner and the chicken came out nice was very juicy, but next time I will roast the potatoes and sprouts separately, because I ended up having to take the chicken out of the oven after 35-40 mins and roast the potatoes and sprouts and extra 20 minutes. Once the chicken was done and the vegetables still needed more time I kicked the heat up to 425 for that extra 20 mins.

  3. Posted September 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM | Permalink

    I love this recipe! Made it for dinner two nights ago and plan to make it again soon. Swapped out sprouts for carrots due to family preference and used drumsticks. Everyone loved it. We live in NJ and we have a little place in Chincoteague so for now we are there only part time. My boyfriend is a fisherman and is originally from Tangier Island VA. He called this meal ‘good ole southern cooking’. Thanks again!

    • Posted September 29, 2015 at 12:32 PM | Permalink

      A Tangier fella? You’re a lucky girl! I’m sure it was wonderful with roasted carrots, I will have to try adding them myself. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment, enjoy that “island time” when you can get it! 🙂

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