MP Taverna Lemon Roasted Chicken

Today’s Secret Recipe comes from MP Taverna in Roslyn, NY. MP Taverna is a chic, casual Greek restaurant serving grilled seafood, lamb and other specialties. One of chef Michael Psilakis’ signature dishes is the lemon roasted chicken. This juicy and flavorful chicken dish is perfect for a family meal. Serve with roasted potatoes and a steamed vegetable to complete your meal.

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  • ½ chicken boned out
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp chopped dill


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Pre-heat pan to a medium/high heat and add olive oil

  3. Blot chicken dry with paper towel to ensure chicken is completely dry

  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper

  5. Pan roast chicken until golden brown on either side

  6. Discard olive oil from pan

  7. Put chicken in the oven and cook for 15 minutes

  8. Let chicken rest for 3-4 minutes in a pan


  1. Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat

  2. Add sliced garlic

  3. Deglaze with white wine

  4. Add lemon juice

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste

  6. Add juices from chicken pan and deglaze a second time with butter

  7. Add chopped dill

  8. Pour sauce over plated chicken

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