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Mediterranean Style Baked Chicken And Potatoes

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Here's my new and super easy Mediterranean Chicken and Potatoes recipe, it's super easy and can be prepped ahead of time! Nothing is as satisfying as oven roasted chicken and potatoes, cooked topped with a very lemony, garlicky and spicy marinade. It make a very flavorful and satisfying meal with a fresh mix of flavors and is great for entertaining or as a busy weekday meal.
Ingredients
  Chicken drumstick/Chicken breast 2 Pound
  Lemon juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Garlic 4 Tablespoon, minced (more or less to taste)
  Potatoes 6 Large, sliced thickly
  Olive oil 8 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Place the thick potato planks on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with a pinch of salt.
2. Pre-cook in a hot oven (350 degree F) for 20 minutes.

MAKING
3. Place the chicken in a baking dish or roasting pan.
4. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, garlic, spices, seasonings and remaining olive oil. Give a good stir to blend well.
5. Pour the dressing over the chicken.
6. You can marinate the chicken in this marinade overnight in the refrigerator or for 2 hours, if you have time. You may cook the chicken immediately as well.
7. Place the chicken in a 375 degree F oven and cook for 30 minutes.
8. Remove the chicken from the oven and add the pre-cooked potatoes. Give the potatoes a good toss to make sure they are all coated with the delicious juices in the pan.
9. Return the pan to the oven for another 15 minutes so that the potatoes are fully cooked and they absorb all the flavors and the chicken is fork tender.

SERVING
10. Arrange the chicken on a platter and surround by the potato slices.
11. Pour the sauce/juices from the pan over the chicken and the potatoes.
12. Serve garnished with a sprig of parsley or lemon if you like.
13 Accompany with a green salad or with bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Drumstick
Restriction: 
Kosher, High Fiber, High Protein
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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