This flavorful recipe is good warm, cold or at room temperature. It works very well for picnics.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Wash chicken well and pat dry. Mix oregano with salt and pepper to taste. Rub well over all of the chicken pieces. Put chicken in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Whisk the oil with the lemon juice and drizzle half over the chicken. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces and drizzle with the remaining oil/lemon mixture. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm, cold or at room temperature!

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Nutrition Facts

269 calories; 22.1 g total fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 1.1 g carbohydrates; 16.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
I LOVE to cook and have no problem spending hours in the kitchen preparing a difficult dish. So I was a bit hesitant to try this meal since it called for few ingredients and took little time to prepare. Am I glad I decided to try it!!!!! Not only did it take almost no time to prepare but it was so good we were all fighting for the last piece -- this includes my 5 and 6 year old sons. It tasted better than many of my complicated dishes! The only thing I would like to add is that if you like to eat the skin (come on admit it -- some of you do love chicken skin!) cook the chicken skin side down for the first 15 minutes so that it can dry and turn crispy for the last 15-20 minutes. Thank you Teresa for sharing this fabulous recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2011
I will try again this time it seemed a little bland. I baked b/l s/l chick thighs at 350 degs. for 30 mins. and I had doubled the recipe Read More
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243 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
I LOVE to cook and have no problem spending hours in the kitchen preparing a difficult dish. So I was a bit hesitant to try this meal since it called for few ingredients and took little time to prepare. Am I glad I decided to try it!!!!! Not only did it take almost no time to prepare but it was so good we were all fighting for the last piece -- this includes my 5 and 6 year old sons. It tasted better than many of my complicated dishes! The only thing I would like to add is that if you like to eat the skin (come on admit it -- some of you do love chicken skin!) cook the chicken skin side down for the first 15 minutes so that it can dry and turn crispy for the last 15-20 minutes. Thank you Teresa for sharing this fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
I LOVE to cook and have no problem spending hours in the kitchen preparing a difficult dish. So I was a bit hesitant to try this meal since it called for few ingredients and took little time to prepare. Am I glad I decided to try it!!!!! Not only did it take almost no time to prepare but it was so good we were all fighting for the last piece -- this includes my 5 and 6 year old sons. It tasted better than many of my complicated dishes! The only thing I would like to add is that if you like to eat the skin (come on admit it -- some of you do love chicken skin!) cook the chicken skin side down for the first 15 minutes so that it can dry and turn crispy for the last 15-20 minutes. Thank you Teresa for sharing this fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2006
I changed it up a bit. I oiled my baking pan with a bit of Olive Oil. I used Kosher Salt (don't be too generous w/ salt if you are going to make the sauce) Fresh ground black pepper and dried oregano. Generously rolled each chicken thigh piece in seasonings. Brushed with the lemon juice and olive oil mixture. I used 350 oven (convection oven - roast setting)temperature. 15 min. each side. Brushed with mixtured when turning chicken pieces.(skin side up first side)Then back to first side for a quick broil on the skin side up side for just about two or three min to get the skin a bit brown. Take chicken out of oven at 170 degrees it will rise another 10 degrees while the pieces sit on a plate. Don't let them sit in juice or they will be soggy. For sauce: Pour off juices into a cup to separate the fat. Take most fat off. Pour juices incl. browned bits into a sauce pan. Heat with some white wine. Cook down until about 1/3 less. Add one tablespoon unsalted butter at the very end. Pass sauce with chicken. I liked this sauce alot on the steamed broccoli I served on the side. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
I substituted boneless chicken breasts and baked at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour and they were perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2005
My whole family enjoyed this chicken. I used bone-in skinless chicken thighs and added garlic salt to the mix. I also slow baked them for about 1 hour 15 min at 375 to make sure they were tender. Great recipe...I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2005
I like this recipe cos its simple and quick and uses oregano - one of my favourite spices. To Jazz up the flavour even further I omit the pepper and instead marinate the chicken for an hr in a marinade of oregano salt lemon juice finely crushed garlic and a lil turmeric powder. Then I spoon the pieces and marinade into the baking dish dribble a lil oil over and bake till a lil crispy. Yummm! and the turmeric gives it a nice colour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
Other than a temperature variation (350F for 50 minutes) I made the recipe exactly. Can't say if it was good cold or not because it never made it out of the kitchen! For those who found it "bland" I think perhaps they didn't season properly with salt and pepper. I actually didn't rub the oregano on the chicken (cause I'm lazy!) I assumed the rubbing was to release the flavor and oil of the oregano so I just crushed the oregano before dipping the chicken in it. Then I salted and peppered LIBERALLY with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. I DID absolutely try making the sauce by using the drippings adding 1/2 c white wine reducing then finishing with 1 T of butter. As good as the chicken was the sauce was to die for! Talk about easy! If you want to serve as a "company dish" it looks wonderful plated in a rotini pasta bowl topped with the chicken sliced ringed with steamed broccoli florets and drizzled with that phenominal sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
Wow this was really good! I had everything on hand and it was easy. Great the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
Great receipe. Very fresh and light tasting. I too used boneless chicken breasts. Ingredients are common and it is a quick easy dish to prepare. Definitely a keeper and would make for company. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2003
I was afraid the oregano would be overpowering but it was great! Not sure I'd like this on boneless skinless breasts - maybe too much oregano then. I baked at 450 for 15 min. then 350 for about 35 min. (had another dish to cook at same time at 350) and it turned out great. Hubby doesn't like baked chicken and said I COULD make this one again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2011
I will try again this time it seemed a little bland. I baked b/l s/l chick thighs at 350 degs. for 30 mins. and I had doubled the recipe Read More
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