Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken


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About this recipe: This recipe uses chicken legs, but indeed is suitable for a whole chicken too. It goes well with roasted potatoes.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 whole chicken legs

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C.
  2. In a 23x30cm baking dish, grate the peel from 1/2 the lemon, squeeze out the juice and add to the peel with the oregano, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Stir until mixed together.
  3. Remove skin from chicken pieces and discard. Coat chicken pieces with the lemon mixture and arrange, bone side up, in the baking dish. Cover dish and bake for 20 minutes. Turn and baste chicken.
  4. Reduce heat to 200 C, and bake uncovered, basting every 10 minutes, for about 30 more minutes until juices run clear. Serve chicken with pan juices.

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