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Greek Lemon Chicken

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  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon zest 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Chicken 3 Pound, cut into 8 pieces
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Thin lemon slices 4

1. In a small dish, combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and garlic. Use your fingers to loosen chicken skin and rub some marinade under skin. Brush remaining marinade all over chicken. Let stand 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken, skin side down, in a shallow flameproof baking dish in a single layer. Bake 20 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over and bake, brushing occasionally with pan juices, until chicken skin is browned and juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes longer.
3. Remove chicken from pan and skim off fat from juices. Set pan over medium-high heat and pour in wine and broth. Bring to a boil, stirring up browned bits clinging to bottom of pan. Boil until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper.
4. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve garnished with lemon slices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 775 Calories from Fat 442

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.7%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g61.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 227.9 mg76%

Sodium 541.9 mg22.6%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.7%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 70 g139.4%

Vitamin A 10.3% Vitamin C 20.7%

Calcium 9.2% Iron 23.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe