Greek Roasted Chicken

Some of the most beautiful memories I had growing up were the meals I had at my favorite restaurant in Chicago, Mr.Zee’s. It is a Greek restaurant located on the corner of Irving Park and Narraganset. Now, living in a completely different state with no Greek restaurants around, I had to try and make my favorite chicken. It was definitely a success! Super flavorful! Recipe:


1 Small Cornish Hen

2 Medium Potatoes

1 Minced Garlic Clove

1 1/2 TBSP Oregano

1 TBSP Salt

3 TSP Lemon Pepper

3 TSP Cumin

1 Cup Water

1/4 Cup of Olive Oil

Juice of 5 Lemons

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  1. In a large bowl, soak the chicken in the juice of 1 lemon and water.
  2. Let sit for at least 15 min, then wash and rinse with cold water.
  3. Cut off the edges of the wings, the bottom, then slice in half lengthwise.
  4. Set oven to 500ºF.
  5. Putting chicken into a oven safe pan, season with oregano, lemon pepper, salt and cumin, also adding in the remaining lemon juice, water and olive oil.
  6. Peel the two potatoes and cut up to your liking (I cut lengthwise) and throw into pan with chicken.
  7. Place them into the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Take out of the oven, pour out half of the “juice” from the pan and place back into the oven to cook at 350ºF for 45 minutes.
  9. Pour juice onto chicken when serving.
  10. Best served with rice


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