• 1 chicken, about 4 pounds
  • 2 lbs small round potatoes
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • Thyme
  • Salt, pepper

Oven-Roasted Chicken

Greek – Kotopoulo Psito

In Greece, every household has a “tapsi” (a round metal roasting pan) that can also be used for a variety of other Greek dishes such as Pastichio, Moussaka, or stuffed vegetables.


Wash the chicken thoroughly and rub it inside and out with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Rub the whole chicken with mustard. Peel and wash the potatoes. Place them in a roasting pan, season with salt, pepper and thyme and pour in the lemon juice, oil and a little water. Roast the chicken and potatoes in a moderate oven (350F degrees) for 1 1/2 hours, turning the chicken over so that it browns on both sides. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Servings – 4 to 6

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