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Lemon Garlic Chicken (Jaj O Batata)

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The Story Behind Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Steps to Prep



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Tips and Tricks

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use boneless chicken instead of bone-in chicken?

Yes, you can. Adjust cooking time accordingly as boneless chicken cooks faster.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can marinate the chicken ahead of time, but it’s best to roast or grill it just before serving for the freshest flavor and texture.

How do I know when the chicken is done cooking?

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. It should reach 165°F (75°C) in the thickest part of the meat.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken is a dish that's as comforting as it is crave-worthy! Featuring tender leg quarters, zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and a medley of spices.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 1203 kcal


  • pounds bone-in chicken about 6 leg quarters
  • 3 large potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoons onion powder
  • teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • 10 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon aleppo pepper


  • Clean the chicken and pat it dry using a paper towel. Add it to a 9×13 pan that’s lined with parchment paper. Add the peeled potatoes.
  • Mix the garlic and onion powder, paprika, coriander, salt, black pepper, and turmeric.
  • Sprinkle the spice mixture all over the chicken and potatoes, making sure to get it under the skin.
  • Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil and rub it all over.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 425℉ for 40 minutes, uncovered.

For the Garlic Lemon Sauce

  • Crush the garlic using a mortar and pestle, or you can mince it as well, but it releases less garlic flavor.
  • Add the crushed garlic to a bowl along with the water, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and aleppo pepper.
  • You could also zest some lemon for extra flavor.
  • Pour this all over the chicken and potatoes, and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Return to the oven for another 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken reads an internal temperature of 165℉.
  • Broil for a minute or two to crisp up the skin and enjoy with pita bread.


  • Allow the chicken to marinate in the lemon garlic mixture for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Whether you’re roasting or grilling the chicken, make sure your cooking surface (oven or grill) is preheated before adding the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, allow it to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • If you prefer crispy chicken skin, start by cooking the chicken skin-side down in a hot skillet or on a grill to render the fat and achieve a golden brown crust
  • Don’t let those flavorful pan drippings go to waste! Use them to make a delicious sauce by deglazing the pan with some chicken broth, then simmering until reduced and thickened.


Calories: 1203kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 61gFat: 82gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 42gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 331mgSodium: 1161mgPotassium: 1979mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 790IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 5mg
Keyword bone in chicken, chicken in pan, lemon garlic chicken, oven baked chicken
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4 thoughts on “Lemon Garlic Chicken (Jaj O Batata)

  1. Riwan says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is so incredibly delicious and very simple to follow. All of the flavors marry so well and the potatoes end up tasting like fondant potatoes. I ended up multiplying the recipe and it was still great. Such a good start to Ramadan. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  2. Amy says:

    Made this last night and making again today. Was a hit with everyone , so tangy and yummy. Reminds me exactly of how my mom use to make

  3. Rawan Ghannam says:

    5 stars
    This is one of the best chicken recipes! It’s a go to in our house because it’s so easy to make and tastes so good. It’s a def must try!

  4. egypt says:

    5 stars
    hands down a must try! trust and believe you will NOT regret it

5 from 4 votes (1 rating without comment)

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