Roast Chicken with Potato, Olives and Greek Seasoning


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Greek Seasoning, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 whole (3-4 pounds) chicken

  • 2 lemons, cut in half

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges

  • 6 small Yukon gold potatoes, each cut into 6 wedges

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • cup pitted black olives, preferably kalamata

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Coarse Grind Black Pepper

  • 6 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed

  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

491 Calories
28g Fat
26g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 544mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 37mg 187%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 455mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.