Monday, November 5, 2012

Chicken, carrots and Greek lemon potatoes

One of my family's favorite weekly dinners is Chicken and lemon potatoes with baby carrots. Here's what I do.



For the chicken:

When we get back from Costco with that big pack of chicken breast I get them prepared right away to put in the freezer. I take each breast and pound it a bit thinner so they'll cook more quickly. I put 3 in a freezer zip-lock bag and add a little olive oil and Greek salad dressing. I leave them in the fridge to marinate for a bit then stick them in the freezer. Just take them out the day before to defrost in the fridge when you're ready to cook them. Easy peasy!

For the potatoes: 

Ingredients:
3 lbs yellow potatoes or other waxy potato
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice ( I cheat sometimes and use real lemon )
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic ( I use 4 or 5 cause we love garlic! )
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups chicken broth or lamb stock ( I use bouillon cubes )


Directions:

Peel potatoes and cut them in half for medium size potatoes or quarters for large potatoes
Combine all other ingredients and whisk to combine.
Dry off the potatoes, and put all of them in a ziplock bag or container and marinate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put the potatoes and marinade in a large casserole and roast for 1hr 10min, turning occasionally.
There should be plenty of sauce left over after roasting.
You can put these under the broiler for 5 minutes to crisp them up if you like.


Then I just boil some baby carrots, grill up the defrosted chicken breasts and sometimes I'll put together a Greek salad too. Yummy yummy!


23 comments:

  1. This looks really good! Yum! ;)

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  2. I had the Greek Lemon Potatoes at the local restaurant and I've wanted to try to make them ever since! Thanks for posting this, now I know how to make them. I'm so excited!!

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  3. Oh my gosh those potatoes sound fantastic.

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  4. Looks good and I hope to try it oneday. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  5. Sound really good, looks even better, would love to try, thank you for sharing!!

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  6. Yum yum. Looks so good, I'm going to make this today!

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  7. Looks great. I have never have the lemon potatoes but would love to try them. Thanks for sharing

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  8. This is soo yummy!!! I love all the ingredients you used and more on the garlic ;) Thanks for sharing and will be trying this the next time I make chicken..

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  9. BOY-OH-BOY THIS SURE LOOKS GOOD --THANKS FOR THE RECIPE

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  10. WHEN I GOTO THE GROCERY STORE I AM GOING TO GET THE STUFF TO FIX THIS DISH...YUMMY

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  11. Gotta try these potatoes my grandson and hubby would love them. I would too if I was allowed to eat them :(

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  12. I've never heard of Greek lemon potato. I'll have to try it out.

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  13. this looks very good, I've never had lemon potatoes before, looks very healthy too, thanks so much for sharing it with me

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  14. I've never until now heard of lemon potatoes. I think they look great! Hopefully will have these on my menu next week. Thanks for the new ideas!

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  15. I had these before and they were good. Thank you for sharing this.

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  16. I love Greek Potatoes, I've gotta make these! Thanks for the recipe!! :)

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  17. These sound good, I dated a greek guy once and i remeber they like to use alot garlic, lemon and cinnamon for things

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  18. I love the Greek potatoes. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. My husband would love this recipe! I'll definitely have to make it for him when he gets home from deployment!

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  20. the greek lemon potatoes sound really good, think I am going to try them next time I make potaoes

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