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Catholic Recipe: Greek Homestyle Chicken


  • Four pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Juice of two lemons
  • Four or five potatoes, peeled and sliced french-fry style
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of water
  • One head of garlic, the cloves peeled but whole
  • Oregano, salt, and pepper to taste


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+



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This is a common meal in Greece and smells delicious while it is cooking.


Place chicken in a shallow baking tray.

Arrange potatoes around chicken pieces. Scatter whole peeled cloves of garlic around chicken and potatoes.

Mix together lemon juice and olive oil, and pour evenly over chicken and potatoes. Add water until potatoes are just about covered.

Add salt, pepper to taste. Cover chicken and pototoes with generous amounts of oregano.

Bake at 350 degrees, until tops of chicken are reddish brown.

Turn chicken, stir potatoes, and sprinkle on more oregano. If potatoes aren't at least half-covered with liquid, add water.

Return to oven for about 15-20 minutes. Chicken is done when both sides a lightly browned and potatoes are soft when touched with a fork.

Serve with a crusty bread, or with pita bread.