Val's Greek Chicken
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Val's Greek Chicken

Submitted by: Valerie Erwood

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Seconds

Servings: 6

A favorite with my kids and every man who experiences the scent!


    2 lemon

    paprika to taste

    1 whole whole chicken

    3 garlic

    2 tbsp. dried basil

    2 tbsp. dried oregano

    sea salt to taste


Quarter your chicken and loosen the skin with your fingers. Pull back the skin on all the pieces of chicken. Cut peeled garlic cloves into slivers. Arrange garlic slivers under the skin of chicken pieces. Sprinkle basil, oregano, sea salt, and pepper under skin of chicken pieces. Cover chicken with the skin. Salt and pepper all of the chicken again on top of skin. Cover tightly with foil in foil-lined pan. Roast in 350°F oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven, and remove foil. Squeeze lemon juice over chicken. Arrange the lemon quarters alongside the chicken pieces. Sprinkle liberally with paprika. Make a loose tent with the same foil you used to cover the chicken and place over chicken. Increase temperature to 400°F and roast until crispy and golden brown.

Serve with Brown Rice Pilaf & Green Salad of your choice.