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Greek Chicken and Potato Traybake

4 Servings

45 minutes

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The Greek dish known as kotopoulo skorthato typically is called “Greek garlic-lemon chicken” in English, but the ensemble also includes potatoes, making it a delicious complete meal. For our take on the classic, we use our trusty traybake technique—we roast the ingredients on a rimmed baking sheet in a hot oven to ensure the quickest cooking possible and to develop nice caramelization. At the end, we also toss in black olives, dill and capers to ratchet up the flavors. If using chicken breasts, try to purchase pieces that are close in size so they cook at the same rate.




Don't use extra-large bone-in chicken breasts if you can help it; 12-ounce pieces work best. If unavoidable, keep in mind that bone-in breasts weighing about 1 pound each require 40 to 50 minutes of roasting.

45 minutes



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Isabel C.
May 26, 2024
The best
This is the best dish I’ve ever made. The potatoes came out soft and creamy while the chicken was perfectly done. My family gave it a 10/10 rating. The best part is that it takes no fancy skills to make.
Jennifer B.
April 28, 2024
So easy so delicious
I buy cheap quarter thighs and cut in half for thighs and drumsticks. Fabulous flavors. A keeper.
Bill O.
April 16, 2024
wow, great meal
Easy weeknight dinner and delicious. I used chicken thighs and I thought cayenne would adhere better than flakes. It ended right up on the perfect level of heat for me. Cooked it in a cast iron pan
erica t.
April 2, 2024
Great weeknight meal
This will definitely became a go to meal in our house. Comes together easily with minimal fuss.
Katherine S.
February 19, 2024
Easy and a big hit!
I used four thighs and one breast cut into 3 pieces. Quick and actually good enough for a dinner party.
Karen A.

This was spectacular! The entire family devoured it, very fresh and lots of flavors. Was pleasantly surprised how easy to make and clean up. Definitely making again.

Karen T.

If you’re wondering about this recipe, just make it! Incredibly delicious. I did put a bit of chicken stock in the bottom of the pan towards the end to soften up the potatoes. Restaurant quality, but so easy to make.

Daphnie C.

This was amazing! I never really truly appreciated dill until I made this dish.

Diana L.

My favorite weeknight meal. It is simple to make and you can do potatoes or eggplants or anything you like on the side.

Stephanie W.

I’m a personal chef and I make this for clients. Easy, delicious, and a one pan meal!