Lebanese-Style Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

    1 hour 15 min

    My mother taught me this dish. It's a very traditional Lebanese meal, which consists of roasted chicken with potatoes. It's simple, wholesome and will be welcomed any day of the week.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 8 chicken pieces, such as drumsticks, legs, breasts or wings
    • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • salt to taste
    • ground white pepper to taste
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 125ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 250ml fresh lemon juice

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Place chicken and potatoes in a large baking dish. Season generously with salt and white pepper.
    3. In a bowl, stir together garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Pour over chicken and potatoes. Cover dish with foil.
    4. Roast in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil, increase heat to 240 C / Gas 9 and cook until chicken and potatoes are golden, about 30 minutes.

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    I make this recipe all the time, use only juice of 1/2 lemon, try adding about 1 tspn each of cumin and "7" spice, or allspice. I turn the broiler on for the last 20-15 minutes until all the lemon juice evaporates.  -  26 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very simple and pure dish. Excellent! This is not another one of those boring recipes that calls for tons of cheese and canned creamy soups for flavor. I will make this weekly. Thanks!  -  03 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this dish. Although I cut my potatoes into thick (about 3/4" thick) and then fry them until a little dark golden brown. While I am frying the potatoes, I boil the chicken in water. After the potatoes are all fried. I place them on the bottom of the baking dish, place the chicken on top. I add the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and some broth from the chicken to the dish. Along with the salt & pepper, I do add the 7 spice to it and then broil for about 5 minutes. It's so yummy!!  -  26 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)