Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Oven

One-pan Greek-style chicken thighs, baked with potatoes. The recipe requires minimal attention, it's also a crowd-pleaser and perfect for company. The blend of garlic, lemon, oregano and rosemary makes every bite supremely flavorful!
Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Oven


  • 10 chicken thighs (skin-on, bone-in)
  • 4 potatoes (medium, peeled and quartered)
  • 4 cloves garlic (large, minced)
  • 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
45 minutes
Total time:
55 minutes
Yield: 5 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 45 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 380F (190C).
2. Place chicken thighs in a large baking dish, mine was 11" x 13" (28cm x 33cm). Season with salt, pepper, oregano and rosemary. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic and olive oil.
3. Place potatoes in dish with the chicken thighs, toss until chicken and potatoes are coated with marinade. Keep chicken skin side up.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, spoon juices over chicken and potatoes, bake for another 20 minutes, or until the chicken is nicely browned.


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Guest May 9, 2018 7:41 PM
Honestly, I rarely bake and use lemon infrequently with poultry. This churchmen recipe looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for the easy instructions 👍🏼 Evelyn F

alenatrs May 9, 2018 10:22 PM
You are welcome! Poultry and lemon are a great combination!


Guest May 9, 2018 5:20 PM
I have all of these ingredients, the chicken is even dethawed! I should give this a try for dinner!

alenatrs May 9, 2018 10:20 PM
Great! Hope you'll love it as we do!

Meagan Badore

Guest May 9, 2018 3:17 PM
This looks like my kind of dinner meal. I love the combination of flavors for the chicken and the easiness of putting it in the oven in one pan.

Tomi C

Guest May 9, 2018 11:30 AM
I love 1 pan dishes. My pyrex casserole dish gets a workout. It's my go to pan when it comes to one pot dishes. This lemon chicken and potatoes dish looks pretty good.

alenatrs May 9, 2018 12:05 PM
Thank you, Tomi! I'm a fan of 1 pan dishes too :)

This sounds awesome!

Guest May 9, 2018 1:58 AM
I love that you can have an entire meal prepped in one pan. The chicken and potatoes are going to be a big hit with my family.

alenatrs May 9, 2018 12:07 PM
Thank you! I'm sure your family will love these :)


Guest May 8, 2018 11:59 PM
I love potatoes, and I like to improve the way I cook them, and this is a wonderful recipe

alenatrs May 9, 2018 11:56 AM
I'd say this one is a no fail recipe ;)


Guest May 8, 2018 5:33 PM
This looks like such a delicious and healthy recipe!

alenatrs May 9, 2018 11:54 AM
Thank you! It's is in fact healthy and very delicious!


Guest May 8, 2018 12:59 PM
OMG it is really a tasty recipe. I love it.

alenatrs May 8, 2018 1:20 PM
Thank you, Vaibhav! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe!


Guest May 8, 2018 2:45 AM
OMG I love chicken and lemon. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing

alenatrs May 8, 2018 1:17 PM
Thank you, Brittany!

Maro Akamatra

Guest May 8, 2018 2:28 AM
This looks exactly as the chicken with potatoes my mom used to make. We are Greek and this is a Sunday meal tradition! Yours looks yummy!!!

alenatrs May 8, 2018 1:05 PM
Thank you, Mara, for your wonderful review! It tastes so good that has become a tradition in our family too!

Michelle Christie

Guest May 7, 2018 10:17 PM
That is such a healthy and delicious looking dish. I love that it is done in the oven, so no frying ; which makes it better for you. I will add this to my recipe card.

alenatrs May 7, 2018 10:20 PM
I’m happy to hear that Michelle! Thanks for sharing your review!


Guest May 7, 2018 9:15 PM
This looks so good!! I am always looking for a quick and easy chicken recipe, and this one looks like a winner :)

alenatrs May 7, 2018 10:14 PM
Believe me, it tastes as good as it looks!

Alice Megan

Guest May 7, 2018 3:10 PM
What a fab recipe! So easy and quick too - perfect for an evening after work

alenatrs May 7, 2018 10:18 PM
I'm glad you love it!


Guest May 7, 2018 2:13 PM
This looks absolutely delicious. Lemon chicken is my absolute favorite, this looks like something that I would want to literally eat for dinner every single night!

alenatrs May 7, 2018 10:17 PM
I'm with you :) it's a great recipe to add to a regular meal rotation.

Calleigh Keibler

Guest May 7, 2018 11:21 AM
This is perfect for the pack of chicken drumsticks that I bought from Costco yesterday. Definitely will cook this dish for dinner later. From: Calleigh K

alenatrs May 7, 2018 10:16 PM
It should work great with the drumsticks, please let me know how it turns out :)


Guest May 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Love this recipe, will definitely make Cassie Marie

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