Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Val's Greek Chicken

Submitted by: Valerie Erwood


1 whole chicken
3 garlic cloves
2 tbs. basil, ground
2 tbs. oregano, dried
sea salt, unrefined and pure to taste
2 lemon, fresh,
Paprika 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.

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