Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes is a one-pot dinner that’s full of healthy fat and very tasty to boot.
Originally I was just going to make Greek lemon chicken by itself. In fact I did. And I threw a couple of potatoes in the roasting pan. And I really liked the potatoes. Loved them in fact. Especially the day after, when they were cold from the fridge.
Don’t worry they also taste good warm. But I can’t resist them cold.
If you like salt and vinegar crisps I think you should like this. You do need to let it cool for 15 minutes after cooking. It just tastes sharp and a bit bitter while it’s oven-hot. But once it’s cooled a little it loses the bitterness and you can taste all the flavours. The flavour isn’t of salt and vinegar. It’s got much more depth and freshness to it. It’s very yummy.
And with all that olive oil you know it’s heart healthy.
So I looked up a lot of different recipes for this. Greek lemon chicken and potatoes are very popular and there are loads of recipes for it out there. But the two links I’ve kept are
- Easy Greek Lemon Chicken
- The Best Greek Potatoes – this uses mustard and so too does the recipe featured on irishtimes.com (link below). I didn’t add mustard to mine – I think I’m going to have to try that.
So what’s there to do and see in Greece?
What’s there to see and do in the place where this European culture could be said to have begun? Quite a lot, I think. Have I been there? … No. … Writing these up has become slightly embarrassing because I’ve realised how little of the rest of Europe I’ve seen. I’m going to have to change that – when I can.
25 things to do in Greece – OK, I want to do everything on that list. Except climbing Mount Olympus. Going from couch potato to Goddess of Fitness sounds … impossible? … right now. Let me just check if there is an ancient Goddess of Fitness… Hygieia. Goddess of good health, cleanliness, and sanitation. Well then there’s no point in my climbing Mount Olympus. That position has been filled.
I love myths and legends. All those crazy gods and goddesses from Ancient Greece. I particularly like Poseidon. Not because he was nice. Because I love wild water.
Wild swimming… Apparently some people in
Ireland Dublin have started calling swimming in the sea or ocean wild swimming… Wear whatever kind of robe or towel you like. But stop calling it wild swimming. Where do you think you are? You’re a few minutes walk to the nearest cafe is where you are. Wild.
But back to the beautiful Greece
Let’s get some more inspiration for things to do there.
- Here’s a list of 147(!?!) cool and unusual things to do in Greece.
- If you are also into mythology here’s a list of 9 sites worth visiting. Paphos is in Cyprus though. This is quite a geographically spread out list I think. The Labyrinth of the Minotaur would be my pick of the bunch.
- 35 interesting facts about Greece
- And if you liked those facts, here’s a more complete list
- And for foodies – here’s a guide to eating in Athens and 9 amazing destinations in Greece for food lovers
But what it’s like for coeliacs? Well, I think there’s a lot of dishes in Greek cuisine that are naturally gluten-free. And according to this discussion on tripadvisor Greece is an easy place to manage as gluten-intolerant or coeliac.
Oh and there has been some very tasty looking Greek recipes posted online recently. A gorgeous looking one for stifado and this recipe for Greek potatoes with lamb chops and tzatziki. The potatoes in that are very similar to the ones here but with mustard and they’re vegetarian friendly. Could have them as a side to the mushroom moussaka for a carbtastic feast.
Actually check out all the Greek recipes on theguardian.com. OK I’m going to have to try out loads of them.