Chicken with Lemon

The Cretan way of cooking chicken is simple and timeless. The right olive oil and fresh herbs infuse the meat with flavor while retaining its natural juices.


  • 1 whole chicken (quartered)
  • 3 - 4 lemons
  • Half a cup of olive oil
  • 5 pinches of oregano (use generously)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 - 5 potatoes cut in half


  1. Wash the chicken.
  2. Put chicken in roasting tray and wash, peel and place potatoes in roasting tray.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and oregano. Pour olive oil and lemon juice all over.
  4. Place in pre-heated oven (350 degrees) and cook for 45 minutes, turning and basting the chicken often with pan juices.
  5. Serve with Greek salad.

NOTE: Cooking time varies based on the size of the chicken.