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Lemon herb chicken and potatoes

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Not just another boring chicken dish

A couple of dried herbs and lemon are the main things you need to create a tasty chicken and potato dish for a festive dinner. The whole family will love it!

Not just another boring chicken dish

Chicken and potatoes are common on dinner tables, and there are so many ways to cook them. Everyone has one recipe to please a crowd. Try this simple recipe and enjoy how the lemon, garlic and herbs work together to give you a delicious meal.

Lemon herb chicken and potatoes recipe

Serves 4


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling on the chicken)
  • Black pepper
  • 2 pounds baby potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Soak the chicken thighs in milk for 15 minutes. Drain the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Discard the milk.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the oregano, salt, lemon juice, tarragon, olive oil and black pepper. Rub the chicken with the herb mixture.
  4. Place chicken in a baking dish and place potatoes around the chicken. Drizzle chicken and potatoes with extra-virgin olive oil on top.
  5. Position the chicken in the middle rack and bake for one hour or until it is cooked through.

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