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Monday, July 27, 2009

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Potatoes

This is my youngest sister's favorite meal...when I make it! She says its so lemony and good, and literally jumps for joy when I make it for her. Good news for me is that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare, and the oven does the rest!

This is a classic and staple meal in Syrian households, and is literally called "chicken and potatoes" in Arabic.

This serves 4 people, 2 pieces of chicken each.



-8 pieces of red meat chicken (I always use boneless skinless chicken thighs)

-2 large onions, slivered (you can replace this with 1 large head minced garlic)

-3-4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cut into rounds

-1 and 1/4 cup lemon juice (use fresh or bottled)

-1/2 cup olive oil

-lemon pepper sesasoning (use enough to coat all the chicken)



-Preheat oven to 450 degrees farenheit

-Layer the potatoes, chicken and onions in a 13x9 baking dish

-Season with lemon pepper and add lemon juice and olive oil

-Cover with foil and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours. Uncover and broil the tops for 5-10 minutes, until chicken and onions are slightly crisped.

-Serve with pita bread or white rice.


  1. this is one of my favorite dishes too! the potatoes are the best part.. thanks for reminding me how easy it is lol. i was just wondering what i should make for dinner.. you're a lifesaver!

  2. I just tried this for dinner tonight, Mujahid loved it. Thanks Raghad for the awesome recipe! Miss you tons!


  3. Thank you both for your comments, I LOVE reading what people have to say :)

  4. I have a GREAT variation to this recipe.. it's seriously amazing

  5. Ranya, don't keep us hanging, lol! What is it?!

  6. Chicken Thighs, Mushrooms, Onion Wings, (I add potatoes too), Lemon Juice, Red vinegar, Mazola, Ground Cardamom, Ground nutmeg, SaltPepper, Allspice, Some tomato paste (not a lot), Red pepper paste, ... Um, I think I got all the ingredients. Cover with foil, bake two hours. CAN WE SAY YUM?????

  7. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm! I will definitely try this, thanks for the suggestion Ranya!

    Keep 'em coming people :-)

  8. tO SavvyChef: I was just wondering what brand of lemon pepper did you use. Did you also get it from the lovely Trader Joe's?

  9. Hello Zarinah

    The lemon pepper I used is the McCormick seasoning brand...not from Trader Joes...although thats a great idea ;-)

  10. One of my favorites..and so easy to make!