One of the things that is better in Greece then America is the relationship the people have with food. The ingredients are all locally grown, farm to table, extremely fresh and almost all of it is biological. Most greeks eat what is in season and snub and imported produce. Of course that means no one stop shopping. They have markets for spices, weekly markets for produce, butchers for meat, and another shop for fish. People rarely go to the super markets. We even found a shop just for greek yogurt, and dips and grains. Oh and of course the bakery for fresh bread.
For this dish we went to the butchers and got a whole biological free range, biological is essential organic, chicken and had them cut it up for us. Keeping the skin on and the bones in for flavor.
Then we selected our spices.
Its easy to season the fresh herbs are rosemary, thyme, mountain oregano, and then dried oregano, salt, pepper, sumac and olive oil. Optional you can add paprika. Season as needed and then use your hands to mix it all up! It should be well coated like this.
Cooking tip Do not use lemon until after its cooked. If you add lemon before the chicken is cooked it will be hard not tender, you want it tender.
Then onto the potatoes. Clean off however many potatoes you need we used 3 yellow cooking potatoes. Scrub them really well. Then dice them up in in about nickel size sections. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and rosemary, with olive oil and use your hands to mix up. Paprika optional.
Next is the smashed Brussels sprouts.
Salt water, add sprouts, and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Then drain and put on a pan. Smash it with the bottom of a jar. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, oregano, add a bit of garlic if you want. Drizzle with olive oil and mix.
Then sprinkle with whatever grated cheese you like and pop in the oven.
The Chicken needs to bake for about an 1 hr on 200C, the potatoes 45 minutes to 1 hr, and the sprouts 25 minutes.
The sprouts should be crunchy and nice when they come out. Same with the potatoes, use your eye or poke to see if they are done.
The chicken should be crispy and moist.
Slice some bread and enjoy!