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Greek Style Oven Roasted Chicken

Add the flavours of the Mediterranean to your chicken dinner with this Greek style roasted chicken. 
Course dinner
Cuisine greek
Keyword greek chicken, greek recipe, roast chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1677kcal
Author Jen


  • 6-7 lb whole chicken
  • 4 medium yukon gold potatoes cut in quarters
  • 3 shallots sliced in half
  • 2 head of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • handful of fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Begin with melting the butter in a small pot on the stove. Add the leaves from a few sprigs of oregano and the juice of half the lemon to the melted butter. Once melted, set aside.
  • Drizzle olive oil in bottom of roasting pan. Place potatoes, shallots and a few sprigs of oregano in the bottom of the pan. Toss in the olive oil.
  • Prepare the chicken by patting it dry with clean paper towel. Stuff half the head of garlic inside the chicken, half the lemon and a few sprigs of oregano. Place the chicken on top of the potatoes and shallots in the roasting pan.
  • Brush the melted butter, lemon and oregano mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast the chicken in a 425°F oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add the olives and the tomatoes to the roasting pan. Roast for an additional hour.
  • After an hour, remove the chicken from the oven and test the temperature with a meat thermometer. Temperature should read 165°F.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, don’t cut into the chicken right away. Let the chicken rest on the board for at least 15 minutes. During this time you can return the roasted vegetables to the oven…and let them continue to roast.


Nutrition Info is to be used as a rough guide only. Nutrition Info is based on the products I am using and you may not be using the same products/brands. Thus, the Nutrition Info may vary.


Calories: 1677kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.9g | Protein: 204g | Fat: 70.7g | Saturated Fat: 22.4g | Cholesterol: 636mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 2901mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 10.2g | Calcium: 2100mg | Iron: 2.2mg