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Favorite Recipes: Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

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Name: Stephanie (chickadee8) -
Total Recipes: 4



Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Dish: Entrees
Dish Type: Poultry
Cooking Method: Baked
Diet: Diabetic
Difficulty: 2 / 10
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 50

  • 2 - lemons
  • 2 tsp. - dried oregano
  • 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. - olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. - salt
  • 1/4 tsp. - black pepper
  • 6 - chicken thighs or legs, bone in

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a 9 X 13 inch baking dish, grate the peel from 1/2 of a lemon, then squeeze out the juice (about 1/4 cup) from the lemons and add to the peel. Add the oregano, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the dish. Stir until mixed.

Remove skin from chicken pieces and discard. Coat chicken pieces with the lemon mixture and arrange, bone side up, in the baking dish. Cover dish and bake for 20 minutes. Turn and baste chicken.

Reduce heat to 400 degrees F and bake uncovered, basting every 10 minutes, for about 30 more minutes. Serve chicken with pan juices.

***I like to serve the chicken on top of orzo.***


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