Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Olives

Main Dishes

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Gerber's Chicken legs ( thighs and drumsticks)

Salt and Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon

Red Pepper Flakes


Garlic Cloves, Minced

1/2 Teaspoon

Crushed Fennel Seeds


Bay Leaf

1 Tablespoon

Olive Oil


Lemons, Cut into wedges

1 Cup

Greek Olives with Pits

1 Cup

Chicken Broth

3 Tablespoons

Chopped Parsley



Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Season well with salt and pepper and place in an earthenware baking dish in one layer, skin side up. Sprinkle with red pepper, garlic, fennel and rosemary and drizzle with olive oil. Rub seasoning into thighs on all sides. Tuck lemon wedges here and there. Let marinate for 15 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees.


Put baking dish in oven, uncovered, and roast until skin browns lightly, about 20 minutes. Scatter olives evenly over chicken and add broth. Cover tightly and bake for 1 hour, until meat is very tender when probed with a skewer.


Remove thighs and lemon wedges and arrange on a platter. Keep warm. Pour pan juices into a saucepan and quickly skim fat from surface. Over high heat add bay leaves, simmer rapidly until reduced by half. Spoon juices over chicken, sprinkle with parsley and serve.