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Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Feta, Lemon, and Dill

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Feta, Lemon, and Dill

Lemon, oregano, dill, and feta give this sheet pan dinner a bright, Mediterranean vibe that everyone is bound to love. 

For many of us, we are in the home stretch of school schedules. Others of us are just getting our college kids home (some for a super short time). Maybe that’s you, or maybe you’re just transitioning into summer days. At any rate, now is the time to sit down to a lovely dinner whose prep time does not impede end-of-year projects, studying for finals, unpacking the tornado of college crap (Can I say that? Also, see how that dorm room move-out really pans out here), or taking advantage of the last days of not-too-hot spring.

Lidey Heuck has created just that kind of dinner for NYT Cooking in Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Feta, Lemon, and Dill. This is a throw-it-in-the-oven dinner that really requires nothing except a little chop of the potatoes and a soak in some marinade for the chicken. It tastes – and looks – like you did a whole lot more. Lemon, oregano, dill, and feta give this sheet pan dinner a bright, Mediterranean vibe that everyone is bound to love. 

Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Feta, Lemon, and Dill
From Lidey Heuck for NYT Cooking

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice (from about half a lemon)
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 ½ to 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (4 to 6 thighs)
4 small Yukon gold potatoes, cut into ¾-inch pieces
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

In a medium bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons oil with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, the garlic, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the chicken thighs, and toss to coat. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature, or up to 8 hours, covered, in the refrigerator.

Heat the oven to 425 degrees. On a sheet pan, drizzle the diced potatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Toss well. Pat the chicken thighs dry and place them among the potatoes.

Roast for 15 minutes, toss the potatoes, then return everything to the oven and roast until the chicken is cooked through, the skin golden brown, and the potatoes are tender, about 25 more minutes, depending on the size of the thighs. If the potatoes are not quite tender, remove the chicken to a plate to rest, and return the potatoes to the oven to roast until tender, another 5 to 10 minutes. 

Place the chicken and potatoes on a serving platter and sprinkle them with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Scatter the feta and dill over the potatoes, and sprinkle the whole dish with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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