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Mediterranean Baked Chicken Dinner

An easy and satisfying dinner option that the whole family will love? Look no further than a Mediterranean baked chicken dinner! Featuring succulent and juicy pieces of thigh on the bone and drumsticks, this recipe is packed with protein, flavor, and nutrients. Plus, thanks to its simple preparation and quick cooking time, it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Whether you’re roasting it in the oven or throwing it on the grill, a Mediterranean-style baked chicken dinner is sure to become a regular in your household. So why wait? Dig in and enjoy!

This is a chicken sheet pan dinner that ticks a lot of boxes for midweek cooking:

  • complete meal – no need to bother with side salads

  • low effort prep – no finely chopping anything, no fiddly assemble, just throw it all in a pan

  • no need to watch over it – pop it in the oven, set the timer and walk away;

  • no gourmet or hard to find ingredients – plus plenty of substitutions

  • Mediterranean Baked Chicken Dinner. IT’S TOTALLY DELICIOUS!!! The tasty Mediterranean sauce is not only very, very tasty in its own right, it also keeps everything nice and moist while it’s in the oven (you will love how juicy the chicken is).

Especially love how the potatoes suck up the sauce as they bake. 

Mediterranean Baked Chicken Dinner

Mediterranean Baked Chicken Dinner


 Prep: 10 mins
 Cook: 55 mins
 Servings: 4 – 5 people



  • 1kg / 2lb bone in, skin on chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey or 1 tbsp sugar (or maple or other sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp EACH salt and pepper


  • 5 smallish potatoes (7.5cm/3″ wide) , quartered
  • 2 red onions , quartered
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken broth/stock , low sodium
  • 250g/8oz cherry tomatoes (whole)
  • 1/2 tsp EACH salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil (or oil spray)
  • Fresh oregano , for garnish (optional)


  • Mix Marinade ingredients in a bowl, then add chicken and toss to coat. If time permits, marinate for 24 hours, otherwise proceed to next step.
  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  • Place potatoes and onion in baking pan, top with chicken. Pour over the chicken stock then marinade from the bowl.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • Scatter over cherry tomatoes, drizzle everything with 1 tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for a further 30 – 35 minutes until chicken is golden and potatoes are cooked.
  • Remove from oven, garnish with fresh oregano if using and serve!

Recipe Notes:

– Boneless skinless thigh fillets: Add the chicken into the pan 20 minutes into the baking time. If you leave it in for the whole time per the recipe, they will overcook.

– Chicken breast: not recommended, because there is a high risk of being dry and the cook time is very variable. However, it can be done – just add the chicken for the last 20 minutes of bake time.
2. The Dijon mustard adds another slight layer of flavour into the sauce and also thickens it. But the dish can be made without it.
3. Potato size – choose potatoes around 7.5cm/3″ wide, so once quartered they are the right size so they will cook through. If using large potatoes, cut into 3.5cm/1.3″ cubes
4. General notes:
  • Marinating – benefits from marinating but not critical. Sauce has so much flavour (and there’s lots of it) it compensates;
  • Pan size – ingredients should fit snugly. If they are too spaced out, too much of the liquid will evaporate while baking and you won’t end up with much sauce.

Mediterranean Baked Chicken Dinner is an incredibly flavorful meal that is sure to please all your dinner guests. The juicy chicken thigh are marinated and oven-roasted with herbs and savory spices, then topped with a light homemade lemon sauce for a truly mouthwatering dish. Serve alongside couscous and sautéed veggies for a complete, balanced meal everyone will love. Preparing Mediterranean Baked Chicken Dinner is simple and doesn’t require too much time in the kitchen, but it packs a big punch of flavor that will make your dinner party unforgettable.

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