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Kotopoulo sto Fourno: A Traditional Greek Baked Chicken Recipe

There are some dishes that just remind me of my childhood. Unfortunately, it takes you to grow to understand how terrific it was when you were a kid. The only worry that I had in my mind was how to play and have fun with my friends. Today, I felt a lit bit nostalgic and I decided to cook baked Greek chicken with lemon potatoes (kotopoulo sto fourno me patates).

This kotopoulo sto fourno happens to be one of my favorite dishes. When I was a kid, my mother used to cook this traditional Greek food almost every second Sunday! For sure, every Greek family did the same! And continues to do so.

Many of the recipes that I have been trying now are the ones that my mother used to cook us when I was a kid. Fortunately, I was lucky as my mother is an exceptional cook! Consequently, this is how I learned how to appreciate exceptional food. My mother has a magical way to make everything taste marvelous. This has to do with the fact that she puts love in everything she does. Nevertheless, she has never complained about anything or anybody. If there is Heaven, my mother deserves a place there!  

When I grew up and started cooking for my family, I discovered that this baked chicken recipe is quite healthy and straightforward. This kotopoulo sto fourno me patates recipe takes you around two hours to prepare and cook. Ideal for any special occasion or not, this dish brings Greece to your table!

For this authentic Greek baked chicken, you need the following ingredients: chicken, potatoes, fresh lemon juice, dry garlic cloves, Greek olive oil, and dried oregano. In my opinion, it is the lemon juice that makes this dish so delicious. Although I have tried it without lemon juice, and it is still tasty. To bring more Greece to your table, I suggest you eat this dish with a horiatiki salad!

If this recipe is difficult for you can always taste kotopoulo sto fourno at any Greek restaurant or when you visit Greece!

Kotopoulo sto fourno

Kotopoulo sto Fourno – Ingredients

  • One whole chicken
  • 4 to 5 medium-sized potatoes
  • ½ of water glass of fresh lemon juice
  • 4 to 5 dry garlic cloves
  • ¾ of water glass of Greek olive oil
  • 1/2 of a tablespoon of oregano, dried
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water

Kotopoulo sto Fourno – Instructions

  1. Start this kotopoulo sto fourno recipe by rinsing well the chicken under fresh water. Then, place it in the roasting pan.
  2. Wash well potatoes, peel and cut them into medium pieces. Place them into the roasting pan.
  3. Cut the garlic cloves into smaller pieces and place them between the potatoes and the chicken meat. This will add a nice flavor to both chicken and potatoes.
  4. Pour the Greek olive oil.
  5. Pour 2 glasses of water
  6. Pour the lemon juice.
  7. Add salt, pepper, and dried oregano.
  8. Place it in the oven at 356°F (180°C) for around one and a half to two hours.
  9. Check it out often and turn around the potatoes and the chicken.
  10. Try it to see if more salt is needed before it is ready. Add to taste.
  11. While cooking you may have to add some hot water so it is not dried out.
  12. Serve right away.

I hope you enjoy this authentic kotopoulo sto fourno recipe. If you want to cook just the lemon potatoes, follow this patates lemonates recipe. 

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