This dish mixes Greek flavors with southern hospitality
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.
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