This is an easy and super flavorful chicken. The natural juices of the chicken and the lemon flavors yield a very fresh tasting chicken dish.
½ cup olive oil (or a little less)
2 chickens cut in 1/8’s
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds zucchini, cut into ½-inch pieces
2 lemons cut into 1/8’s
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives (or other flavorful black olive)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet, skin side down, and brown on both sides, about 6 minutes.
Transfer chicken, skin side up, to 2 large roasting pans. Pour fat from the skillet into the roasting pans. Add zucchini, lemon and olives to the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring, until zucchini and lemon are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and oregano and add more salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer zucchini mixture to the roasting pans, spreading them around the chicken. Roast for 25 minutes.