Stupid-Easy Recipe for Baked Greek Chicken with Fresh Lemon and Dill (#1 Top-Rated)


An easy baked chicken gets a boost from fresh lemon, dill, and garlic in this Mediterranean-inspired dish. There is a generous amount of sauce produced during baking, which is perfect spooned over steamed rice or couscous.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Baked Greek Chicken with Fresh Lemon and Dill.

1. Info for Baked Greek Chicken with Fresh Lemon and Dill

  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 793 kcal

2. Ingredients for Baked Greek Chicken with Fresh Lemon and Dill

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 5 Tbsp. fresh dill (chopped, from 1 bunch)
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 8 chicken thighs (skin on, bone-in)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for chicken)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (for chicken)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (for sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (for sauce)
  • fresh dill

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.2 Prep

Mince the garlic, chop the dill, and juice the lemons. Set ingredients aside. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

3.3 Stove

Heat the oil in a large, ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken skin side down and cook until deep golden brown, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, make the sauce.

3.4 Prep

In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, half the chopped dill, and the salt. Set aside.

3.5 Stove

Turn chicken skin side up in frying pan. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of drippings in the pan and discard any extra. Stir lemon sauce and pour over chicken.

3.6 Oven

Bake the chicken on middle rack of oven until cooked through, and the thickest part registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 20 minutes.

3.7 Check

Check to see that chicken is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.8 Serve

Scatter the dill sprigs over chicken. Serve chicken in the sauce, and the remaining chopped dill on the side.


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