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Lemon roasted chicken with potatoes

Lemon roasted chicken with potatoes. One of the most favorite dishes usually served on Sunday, everyone in the table will surely love it. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken, meat
Servings: 4 people


  • 6 potatoes
  • lemon juice of 2 lemons
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oregano
  • 70 ml olive oil
  • 1 chicken whole

For the paste

  • 2 tbsp lard or butter
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oregano


  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  • Clean the potatoes and slice them in to wedges. Arrange them on the baking sheet.
  • Add lemon juice, salt, freshly ground black pepper, oregano and olive oil.
  • Mix well and set aside.

For the paste

  • In a small bowl, mix the lard or the butter, smoked paprika, salt, freshly ground black pepper and oregano.
  • Spread half the amount of the paste on the chicken, over the skin and below. That is, between the skin and the flesh.
  • Add the chicken over the potatoes and cover with greaseproof paper and then with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for one hour. Then remove the greaseproof paper and aluminum foil and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Be sure to spread the chicken with the remaining half of the paste while baking.