I love Greek food. Maybe that’s because I’m Greek! I’ve been cooking this traditional Greek Lemon Oregano Chicken since I was a girl, and it never loses its appeal. Normally, the chicken is prepared with red potato wedges surrounding it. Obviously, potatoes don’t fit in a low-carb diet. Fortunately, it’s easy to eliminate the carbs and while still cooking a delicious meal. Plus, this simple Lemon Oregano Chicken recipe works for both keto and non-keto eaters. Read on to find out how.
Lemon Oregano Chicken Ingredients
- 3 pounds of chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
- 2-3 medium zucchinis, chopped and cubed
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
- 2 coves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oregano
First, preheat your oven to 350. Then, slice the thighs between the drum and thigh meat to allow for thorough cooking. Next, place the chicken in a 9 x 13 or baking pan. I love my Le Creuset Stoneware, or even a Pyrex do the trick. Spread the zucchini evenly around the chicken. Then, drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice on the chicken and vegetables. Rub some of the bouillon on the thighs and drop the rest in the pan.
When you’re ready to start seasoning the chicken, drop the minced garlic to surround the chicken because it gives the juices extra flavor. Then, sprinkle on the salt and pepper. Pour the oregano in one palm, place your other on top and rub your hands together back and forth over the dish to cover all of it with the seasoning. Finally, put it in the oven for 1 hour and enjoy.
Optional Additions and Modifications
- Use a whole chicken cut in fourths.
- Add butter to the top of each piece for an additional boost of flavor and fat.
- Mix up the vegetables you use. My favorite keto veggies with density are asparagus, yellow and zucchini squashes.
- If you still want to have potatoes for the rest of the folks sharing, pop a few chicken thighs in a separate dish, add the potatoes, oil, lemon juice and seasonings. And, voila! You have a different flavor for everyone.
- You can also cook potato wedges separately, by themselves, but they don’t taste the same if they don’t absorb the juices from the chicken.
- Cook any other vegetables to like this Asparagus Soufflé to serve on the side:
Nutritional Information per Serving (Serves 8)
- Calories 548
- Fat 45g
- Colesterol 166mg
- Protein 29g
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