Sunday, October 5, 2014

On The Menu: Greek Style Roasted Potatoes, Souvlaki Chicken and Greek Salad



So every once in a while I'm going to post some recipes that I've tried. I'm hoping to add some new meals to my meal planning attempts. So last week I decided to go Greek. I didn't have all of the ingredients so I improvised and realized that missing the chicken stock in the potatoes wasn't a huge deal, but they sure would have been a little less lemony if I remember to buy the stock next time.

So here is what I made for dinner:



I found the recipes at Real Greek Foods and and Food.com and adjusted them slightly.

For the Greek Style Roasted Potatoes this is what I did:
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I didn't have it when I made mine, but I would definitely use it)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (I added 2 tsp to mine)
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  •  1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley
  1.  Set oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter a shallow baking dish (big enough to hold all of the potatoes in one layer).
  3. Cut the potatoes into large wedges (I left the skins on mine) and put into baking dish.
  4. In a bowl combine chicken broth, lemon juice, butter, oregano, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and use hands to make sure potatoes are coated well.
  6. Cover the dish with foil.
  7. Bake in oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley when ready to serve.
And here is the recipe for the Souvlaki Marinade:
  • 1 lb chicken breast (I used large boneless skinless)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large zip top bag.
  3. Place on lined baking sheet and bake in over for 40 minutes.
I actually put them in the oven at the same time and both dishes were perfect. Mind you I was using large chicken breasts so they didn't dry out. If you were using smaller chicken breasts I would just put them in the over 10 minutes after the potatoes.

Hubby really enjoyed this meal. I'll have to add it to the meal rotation once in a while.

2 comments:

  1. #1 does all of the cooking in our household, and unfortunately he's not big on Greek, but I personally love the stuff! We just ate dinner, however I'm drooling over that pic you shared. That looks DELISH! I'm going out for drinks with one of my girl friends this weekend, so here's hoping that I can convince her to go Greek. Hehe!

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    1. I hope you get your wish this weekend. :)

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