Olympia Chicken

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“We love roasted chicken and this is wonderful change from the normal. We love feta cheese too! I found this in a magazine years ago & cut it out. I have no idea what magazine it was from. I have no idea why it was called "Olympia Chicken."”
1hr 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a mixing bowl stir together lemon juice, olive oil & pepper. Set aside.
  3. Rinse chicken; pat dry.
  4. Starting at the edge of the breast, slip your fingers between the skin and meat, loosening the skin as you work toward the neck end. With your entire hand under the skin, carefully free the skin around the thigh and leg area up to, but not around, the tip of the drumsticks.
  5. Using your hands, carefully stuff the feta cheese under the skin, filling the drumstick-thigh area first, working up to the breast. Press gently on the skin to distribute the feta cheese throughout the space underneath the chicken skin.
  6. Rub the lemon-oil mixture over entire bird.
  7. Place chicken, breast side up, on a broiler pan.
  8. Roast uncovered for 1 ¼ - 1 ¾ hours or until drumsticks move easily and meat is no longer pink.
  9. Remove chicken from oven. Loosely cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes before carefully you cut up chicken.

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