Greek Roasted Chicken With Potatoes and Olives
An authentic Greek roasted chicken dinner including roasted potatoes and onions plus spinach and olives highlighted with feta cheese.
One of my all-time favorite meals to make is a roasted chicken, Greek-style with oregano, lemon, olive oil and serve with roasted potatoes, olives, spinach, and feta. It’s true comfort food and it’s an incredibly easy recipe to pull together! Just 12 simple ingredients and 20 minutes of prep time and you’ll have a gourmet-style roasted chicken dinner that your entire family will love.
This recipe calls for roasting the chicken whole, but if you want to reduce the cooking time, you can always spatchcock the chicken.
Sales on Ingredients Used in Recipe
Take advantage of a sale on whole chicken at Safeway this week – just $.97/lb., 5 lb. bags of red and white potatoes are just $2.50, a bag of fresh spinach leaves is just $1.00, and there is a and a hot Buy 2 Get 1 free sale on the plus digital coupons line of McCormick Spices and herbs and you can make this delicious dinner for under $10 for the whole meal!
You’ll also find a hot deal on Kalamata olives at Safeway. The Lindsay Kalamata Olives are on sale for buy one get one free, so you’ll pay just $2.24 for each jar, which is frankly unheard of for Kalamata olives!
Ingredients for Greek Roasted Chicken
- McCormick Gourmet™ Greek Seasoning
- 1 whole chicken, about 3 to 4 pounds
- red onion
- Yukon gold potatoes (any potato can be used)
- olive oil
- Kalamata olives
- salt and pepper
- fresh spinach leaves
- feta cheese, crumbled
The McCormick Gourmet Greek Seasoning blend has onion, oregano, spearmint, garlic, and sea salt. It’s a blend I use often for roasted potatoes, seafood and chicken.
How to Cook Greek Roasted Chicken
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mix 2 tablespoons of the Greek seasoning with butter. Rub 3/4 of the butter mixture under chicken skin (breasts and legs) and remaining mixture on the outside of the chicken. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the remaining Greek seasoning over outside of the chicken. Stuff 3 lemon halves inside the chicken cavity. Place chicken in a roasting pan.
Mix potatoes, oil and remaining 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning. Arrange potatoes around chicken in a pan.
Roast 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from the oven. Let stand 10 minutes.
Transfer vegetables to a large skillet. Add olives, salt, and pepper; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes on low heat. Add spinach; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until leaves wilt. Remove from heat. Gently stir in feta and juice of 1/2 lemon. Remove vegetables to a large platter. Carve chicken and serve over vegetables.
Greek Roasted Chicken With Potatoes and Olives
- 4 tablespoons McCormick Gourmet™ Greek Seasoning divided
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 whole chicken about 3 to 4 pounds
- 2 lemons cut in half
- 1 medium red onion cut into wedges
- 6 small Yukon gold potatoes each cut into 6 wedges
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Black Pepper Coarse Ground
- 6 oz fresh spinach leaves
- 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled
Preheat oven to 375ºMix 2 tablespoons of the Greek seasoning with butter. Rub 3/4 of butter mixture under chicken skin (breasts and legand remaining mixture on the outside of chicken. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the remaining Greek seasoning over outside of chicken. Stuff 3 lemon halves inside the chicken cavity. Place chicken in roasting pan
Mix potatoes, oil and remaining 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning. Arrange potatoes around chicken in pan
Roast 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from oven. Let stand 10 minutes
Transfer vegetables to large skillet. Add olives, salt and pepper; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes on low heat. Add spinach; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until leaves wilt. Remove from heat. Gently stir in feta and juice of 1/2 lemon. Remove vegetables to large platter. Carve chicken and serve over vegetables
Thanks to our friends at McCormick for letting us share the recipe and the images with you.
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