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This week's Culinary SOS: Old Venice's Greek lemon chicken

August 27, 2011 |  8:00 am

Greek lemon chicken from Old Venice

This week's Culinary SOS comes from Phyllis Ruderman in Manhattan Beach. She writes:

Old Venice in Manhattan Beach makes excellent Greek and Italian food, but its lemon chicken, from the Greek side of the menu, is especially wonderful. I can still taste the delicious sauce. Any chance of getting the recipe? I'd love to make it for my foreign dinner group.

Testing the recipe, we loved the simplicity of the method. Before roasting, oil and water are drizzled over the chicken and potatoes, helping to keep everything tender as it roasts. The liquids slowly pick up the wonderful flavors of lemon, oregano and roast chicken in the oven, making for a nice "sauce" lightly drizzled over each serving.

Thanks, Phyllis!  You can find the recipe here.

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Photo: Greek lemon chicken. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times