At one of our recent “Dinner Club” gatherings the hostess made a yummy Greek entree, inspired by one of her favorite restaurant meals, that I’m excited to share with you today! I’d honestly never had Chicken Lemonato before (at least, not that I recall) and was excited to be introduced to another easy and yummy one-dish meal.
I have to tell you though, after working out all the measurements on how I wanted to test it at home, it just so happens both of my daughters had friends over the first night I planned to make it. I was a little worried I didn’t have something more “kid-friendly” on the menu or, more importantly, something I’d tested before instead! But as it turned out, all the kids LOVED it on the first try, and most even went back for seconds – phew! Hard not to love a kitchen “win” like that. Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do!
41 thoughts on “Greek Chicken Lemonato”
On my list to make this week! I am going to try this with chickpeas in place of chicken. I have never made something from any of the 3 cookbooks that my and my family haven’t loved! Thank you Lisa!
Side note for anyone who may need the info. Lisa’s recipes are so easy to adapt to meet dietary restrictions…we have a few in this house (vegetarian, with dairy and gluten sensitivity) and I have been using Lisa’s recipes for over 5 years.
I made this recipe for the first time last week because we got a large bunch of broccoli in our CSA box. My daughter had purchased some little potatoes from Costco that she shared with me. This recipe seemed like a perfect fit. It is easy and delicious. We didn’t even bother to do the extra browning step. It also makes great leftovers.
Perfect! So glad to hear you loved it. – Nicole
Any nutritional info on this? Trying to track!
Also, how did adding artichokes go?
I meant “fish”, not “gush” in my previous comment!
Looks great! I agree, one dish meals are the best. You can enjoy it even more because clean up is so easy.
After 30 minutes potatoes are still hard as a rock. Just covered the pot and am hoping that will facilitate cooking. I noted the picture shows sliced potatoes. The recipe does not state to cut them up. Fingerlings are so small I didn’t bother to cut them. Next time I will.
I am having the same problem. The chicken is done but the potatoes are now. : (
Just made it! Amazing. We added crumbled feta on top :)
I would like to start out with a positive. I loved your book 100 Days Of Real Food,it changed the way we eat. That said, very disappointed in this recipe. Was excited, all ingredients and flavors I love. It definitely took longer than the recipe said and what was most upsetting was that it did not look appealing. Still love your site and will keep trying your recipes. Love your all vegetable and bean chile.
I used 3 boneless thighs and 3 boneless breasts since some of us don’t like dark meat. Made it without olives (didn’t have any) and used onion instead of shallots (didn’t have any of them either LOL) and it was delicious! We love olives so the next time I make it (and I will make it again) I’d include them but we all enjoyed tonight.
Winner winner chicken dinner!
Did the chicken breasts come out ok, using the same time/temp as the thighs? Just curious if they were dry?
I cooked the breasts exactly the same as the thighs (same temp & time) and they were fine. Even my husband who prefers dark enjoyed the white meat. HTH!
That helps, thank you!!
Is there a substitute for the white wine?
You could try apple juice, I did that with one recipe a few weeks ago when I was out of wine.
Apple cider vinegar is a great sub.
This looks delicious! I’m adding it to my meal plan for next week.
Apple cider vinegar is a good sub for wine.
I never have wine in the house. What could I sub for the wine? Also, do you think it would be good with slices of sweet potatoes? Thanks!
Would it be okay to leave the wine out?
Or sub with apple cider vinegar.
Do you think this would be okay made with chicken breasts? Our family prefers white meat chicken.
Recipe looks amazing. Greek flavors are the best!
that’s all my hub would eat, so if I make it, it will be with that
I am curious about using chicken breast too and if the cooking time would be the same. Looks
delicious. Any thoughts?
I just made this with chicken breast because it is what I had on hand. It worked well.
Did you cut up the breasts or leave them whole? Thank you!
I cut them up. :)
Do you think this recipe would work with gush instead of chicken? I love the chicken version and have made it several times, but am having a pescatarian friend over and thought of trying that.
While the team hasn’t tried it with fish, it might be just as good with salmon. – Nicole
This was delicious! I made it on saturday after it was posted to the blog. Will definitely make it again. I love one pan recipes like this too, makes cleanup super simple. I served it with some homemade tzatziki on the side for extra dipping. Would be a great dish to serve if entertaining as well.
So glad you enjoyed it! And yes hard to beat such an easy one-dish meal :) We had it again last night LOL.
Should the chicken be cut into bite sized pieces? The picture looks like they are, but the directions don’t state to do this.
No, those are actually full-sized chicken thighs in the picture! I guess they were small ones :)
I LOVE Greek food, especially after working for an elderly Greek couple over a year. However, I have a hubby and a kiddo who *hate* olives…. is there any substitute that you would recommend?
You could just leave them out or leave them whole so its easier for them to pick them out and give them to you. They don’t really flavor the rest of the dish :)
I would just leave them out.
I’m with you on the olives. In the picture they look like raisins or cranberries…that would obviously give the dish a sweeter taste.
I am going to try this with artichoke as a substitute for the olives.