Baked Greek Chicken Maryland

May 14, 2020

Greek style lemon and olive oil baked chicken maryland with potatoes and herbs.

Baked greek style chicken with potatoes

One pot meal has always been a favourite of mine.
For obvious reason, its easy to prepare, clean and less washing up after!

This baked Greek chicken is one of those one pot meal or one tray meal that I would bake many times over.

The Best Chicken Marinade

Nothing can go wrong with lemon, olive oil and rosemary as the main ingredients in any marinade.

Flavours of mediterranean in one baking dish, hits all the right notes.
And the potatoes just melt in the mouth, so to speak :D.

You can either use chicken breast pieces, drumsticks or wings for this recipe, but I opt for chicken maryland.

Greek Chicken recipe

How to prepare Greek chicken?

Ingredients and method are listed in the Recipe Card below.

cleaned chicken maryland
1) Clean chicken pieces and place in a mixing bowl. lemon and chicken pieces
2) Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice olive oil, lemon and chicken pieces
3) Add 1/2 cup of olive oil Rosemary, herbs, olive oil, lemon and chicken pieces
4) Add rosemary and oregano  Garlic, Rosemary, herbs, olive oil, lemon and chicken pieces
5) Add minced garlic  Cayenne pepper, Garlic, Rosemary, herbs, olive oil, lemon and chicken pieces
6) Add salt and cayenne pepper Add cut up potatoes to greek chicken
7) Mix and rub in the spices and ingredients above on to the chicken maryland then add cut up potatoes.
You can either leave marinated chicken in the mixing bowl but I transfer them to a zip lock bag. 
Refrigerate overnight. Greek recipe chicken
8) Baked to golden perfection!!!

How long should I marinate the chicken?

Do note that you can either marinate for 3 hours prior to cooking (especially with chicken breast), again I opt to marinate overnight since I am using chicken maryland.

By marinating these chicken maryland pieces overnight, I find that the flavours of lemon, olive oil, herbs are more intense on the meat and potatoes.

How to make greek chicken with potatoes

What to serve with Greek Chicken?

Its almost a complete meal, with potatoes added to the pan.
We have protein and carb!
The only thing to add to be a complete meal is some steamed or roast vegetables.

Garlic and Parmesan roasted broccoli would be nice to add to complete this meal.

Otherwise, another suggestion is to steam any vegetables!

Enjoy :D

Best greek chicken marinade

Menu Suggestion for the day

I thought it would be fun to complete our meal with a complete Mediterranean food theme (well almost :P)!!!

a) For starter
b) Vegetables

c) Dessert

A quick video on How To Bake Greek Chicken Maryland

Easy Greek style lemon baked chicken maryland with potatoes and herbs, all in one pot.


  1. Temperature conversion here appears to be wrong? 425F = 220 C.

    So should it be 425/220, or 375/190?

  2. Hi busted wanted to say thanks for your recipe, I hadn’t considered or come across idea of taking out the chicken 10 mins prior to allow crisping the potatoes, normally I cooked the protein separate in the oven but trying expand my skills. I had already bought some pre-marinated herb and garlic chicken Maryland’s for tonight, boiled the potatoes a little before sticking everything together in one pan. I will definitely give your recipe marinade a go next time. We have been using a pressure cooker a lot recently to cook mainly rice with different proteins added straight on top and the enhanced flavour of cooking together inspired me to try it out. My partner was getting a bit tired of pressure cooked meals haha. I’m using a bunch of my home grown rosemary and a couple pineapple sage stalks in oil to baste the chicken and the marylands to help develop flavours more. Will let you know next time how this goes, along with your recipe.

  3. Oh my goodness. I can almost taste your delightful Lemony Greek Chicken Maryland while watching you cook it. Yum.

  4. Hi Lisa thanks for the recipe I'm trying it tonight. My only query is the amount of salt. It says to use a tablespoon of salt which seems to be a lot. Just wondering.

    1. Hi Kathy,
      It seems a lot but it will flavour the chicken better (brining).
      You can reduce the amount at the marinating stage and adjust the salt level later.
      Cheers :D


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