Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques in Los Angeles uses Greek Seasoning to add an authentic Greek taste to a roast chicken dinner including roasted potatoes and onions plus spinach and olives highlighted with feta cheese.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning with butter. Rub 3/4 of butter mixture under chicken skin (breasts and legs) and remaining mixture on the outside of chicken. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning over outside of chicken and stuff 3 lemon halves inside the chicken cavity.

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  • Combine onions, potatoes, olive oil and 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning. Place chicken in a roasting pan and arrange vegetables around chicken. Roast 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours.

  • Remove chicken from oven; let rest 10 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a large skillet. Add olives, salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes over low heat. Toss in spinach just before serving. Cook 1-2 minutes or until leaves wilt. Remove from heat; gently stir in feta and juice of one-half lemon. Remove vegetables to a large platter. Carve chicken and serve over vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 36.7g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 118.2mg; sodium 543.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
This recipe was more time consuming compared with a simple roast chicken, but it tasted utterly fabulous. My husband pronounced it "outstanding." After a lengthy examination of the extensive spice section at my local grocery store, I was unable to find the Greek seasoning mix listed (sorry, McCormick's, but I tried!) and so I used a mixture of oregano, dill (small amount), black pepper, salt, and minced garlic instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2006
I used skinless, boneless chicken breasts instead of roasting a whole chicken, but stayed true to the remaining ingredients. Of course, cooking method changed slightly; I roasted the potato and onion mixture for 30 min in a 9x13 casserole dish, then pushed the potatoes to the sides of the pan, layered lemon slices in the middle and placed the chicken breasts (which were coated in the butter/greek seasoning rub) on top and roasted for an additional 30 min. After the chicken was done, I followed the remaining steps of the recipe as written. The result was moist, flavourful chicken and a huge burst of lemon in the potatoes that reminded me of the "lemon potatoes" a local Greek restaurant serve. There weren't any leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
This was an easy meal to make, the aroma will make your mouth water. It was also good as a left-over. It appears and tastes like you were in the kitchen all day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Wonderful dish for entertaining. I used swiss chard instead of spinach just because that's what I had in the fridge. Gave the veggies more "bite". Also, I cooked the chicken breast side down with foil for the first hour, then removed the foil. I brushed some melted butter on top during the last 15 minutes to make it brown. Did not have McCormick's spices and mixed the usual: oregano, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder, then added lemon peel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Excellent! I agree that it tastes as good left-over as the first night! I was able to find the correct seasoning - thought it sounded like a large amount being used but turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
I've been making this recipe for about 4 years now. When I was single it was my 'go to' recipe. I still make it for my husband. The chicken is always delicious and it can be dressed up and served for guests. I love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2004
The vegetables were incredible! I got compliments from everyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
Fabulous! Got rave reviews from guests Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
This is a fabulous chicken dinner. I have a chef service and my clients love it. I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of whole chicken. Read More
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