Chicken and Potatoes Roasted with Lemon Juice
To Prepare Under Adult Supervision
This is a healthy dish that Lebanese families make often at home because it is nutritious, lemony juicy, and children and adults alike love it. It is easy to make. The Roasting takes time but you don’t worry about that, right? Me neither!
While waiting for the roasting to finish, I make the salad for this dish, and clean up the kitchen after me. This dish goes straight from the oven to the table at lunch time. There is nothing more to “mess” in the kitchen. You can do the same. 🙂
IMPORTANT NOTE: I advise you to prepare the chicken a day before to have them well cleaned and well tender. Find out how at Best Practice to Clean and Tenderize The Chicken Before Cooking It
So, are you ready? Let’s do this!
If the Lebanese 7-Spice is not available to you, use instead cumin, coriander, and pepper for this recipe. You might want to have in your spice shelf this flavor-boosting and health-power ingredient. You can make it yourself at home. Click on the name to see how. 🙂
Lebanese Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
- 4 Chicken Thighs or Breasts (skinless) Cleaned, as instructed above
- 4 Potatoes (medium or large) peeled, and cut in large bites.
- 3 cloves Garlic mashed
- 1 Lemon juiced
- 1/2 tsp Lebanese 7-Spice If unavailable to you, mix into 1/2 tsp: cumin, pepper, and coriander.
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil P.S. Do not use "Extra-Virgin" for cooking.
- 1 cup Water
- A Baking Pan, preferably a glass one.
- Aluminum foil
Ready? Let's start!
Preheat your oven to 220 C or 425 F.
Place the chicken and the potatoes in the baking dish. Season with the salt and the spice. Toss them well.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of water with the garlic, the olive oil, and the lemon juice. Drizzle it all over the chicken and potatoes.
Cover the pan with aluminium foil, and place it in the oven.
Roast for 30 minutes.
Carefully, open the oven, remove the aluminium foil, and close the oven door.
Leave it to roast for another 30 minutes, or until the potatoes and chicken are golden.
If you see the liquid is drying up, which might happens with certain ovens, do this:
In a cup, mix water with lemon juice, a dash of spice, and a pinch of salt. Carefully, pour the liquid in the baking pan, from a side. Gently shake the pan a little for the liquid to spread all over the bottom.
Serve hot, from the oven onto the table. Enjoy!