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This dish mixes Greek flavors with southern hospitality

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This flavorful Greek chicken, recreated for the home cook, is inspired by a dish at Johnny’s Restaurant in Homewood, Alabama, where the menu reflects the chef’s Greek heritage and Alabama upbringing. It’s tender and juicy, marinated in a blend of olive oil, herbs and lemon, and roasted to perfection.

To achieve a nice browning, roast the chicken at a relatively hot 425 degrees and give it a blast of heat from the broiler at the end of cooking.

Greek Chicken

Serves 4

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary


2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

5 garlic cloves, chopped

6 (3-inch) strips lemon zest, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon juice

1 tablespoon kosher salt


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