Lemon Oregano Chicken

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Though I am back in Florida, I have been at my Mom’s house the past few days. We celebrated New Year’s Eve by having fake Christmas since we were all apart on Christmas day. I was planning on heading back up to my place today (4 hour drive), but I woke up this morning with a nice fever! My little brother, Nick, is sick too so I’m not sure if he gave me this lovely gift or if I got it while traveling. Either way, it really stinks! I spent most of the day sleeping.

Due to having the plague, I am going to share another wonderful recipe from my friend, Amanda. This recipe is light and perfect for those of you who made a resolution to eat healthier in 2012! Hopefully by the end of this week, I will be back in my own place and back to normal cooking and blogging!!

Lemon Oregano Chicken

From The Sopranos Family Cookbook

Serves 4


– 2 lemons

– 1 3 1/2 pound chicken, quartered (or if you would prefer, you can just use chicken breasts)

– 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges

– 1 tbs. olive oil

– 1 tsp. dried oregano

– 2 garlic cloves, chopped

– salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Squeeze the juice from one lemon and slice the other one. Put the chicken and potatoes in a baking pan in a single layer. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, oil, oregano, garlic and salt and pepper. Turn the pieces to coat evenly, then turn the chicken skin side up. Tuck the lemon slices and potatoes in between the chicken pieces.

2 .Bake the chicken for about 45 minutes. Baste with the pan juices. Continue to bake, basting occasionally for 15 to 30 minutes longer or until the chicken is browned and the potatoes are tender. Transfer the chicken, potatoes and lemon slices to a serving platter. Tip the pan and skim off the fat. Pour the juices over the chicken and serve.



  1. Oh, NO! I’m SO sorry you’re under the weather! That’s what happens when you leave the sunshine state! :o) Seriously, I hope you feel better….this chicken would make ME feel better!

  2. Lemon and oregano are simply perfect combo, I can imagine the smell and that tangy and citrus flavors inside. Hope you will be better soon.

  3. Great timing. I am up early this morning gathering recipes for this months grocery list. I am on chicken and this does look like one I will be making. Great flavors in this dish!
    I really do hope you and Nick get to feeling better.

  4. I think Lemon and Chicken are perfectly wonderful friends. :) I would love this dish. So sorry to hear you are feeling sick! I hope you feel better soon!! Take care and all the best for 2012!

  5. Wow! That looks fantastic. It’s only barely breakfast time, but I would happily eat some of that gorgeous chicken.

  6. Happy new year, Stephanie! This chicken sounds healthy and delicious. Must-try!

  7. Simple and delicious…great weeknight meal…and there would be no griping about strange ingredients :) Feel better soon, Stephanie~

  8. Feel better soon! This chicken looks so good! I love all the flavors that are there.

  9. That sucks! Hope you feel better. But this chicken sounds delightful, thanks for sharing :)

  10. After all of the heavy food I’ve been eating, this sounds just about perfect! I love lemon and chicken!

  11. I hope you feel better soon!

    I’m definitely going to make this recipe…it sounds amazing! How can you go wrong with lemons and oregano!?!?

  12. What a gorgeous dish, this looks amazing! Happy New Year! xoxo

  13. I hope you feel better soon,and happy new year to you too,very simple recipe I love using lemon on chicken dish,always taste Yummy :)

  14. I hope you feel much much better soon! I got sick last Wednesday and ended up in bed at 8pm on New Year’s Eve. Such a bummer!

  15. I hope you are feeling better and you had a Happy New Year! I love this chicken! It looks soooo good. I bet the potatoes are really good too, cooking in all those pan drippings

  16. Oh no! Hope you’re feeling better now! Happy New Year. I love the simplicity of this recipe.

  17. Oh, that stinks that you’re not feeling well, Steph!! Take care of you and get better!

    As for the chicken, I want some of that right now… it looks amazing!

  18. This is a great-looking one-dish meal. Feel better soon!

  19. Wow, I am looking for healthy and delicious recipes and this one looks awesome!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Happy New Year!!!
    Love this recipe! love the combination of lemon with oregano, delicious. Mmmm

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