Mrs. Scorcese’s Lemon Chicken

Published: January 8, 2015 | By Francis Ford Coppola Winery

By Francis Ford Coppola Winery


  • 3 chicken, legs and thighs
  • 2 sprigs, oregano, fresh
  • 1 T. garlic, shaved thin
  • 1 qt. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 c. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the chicken legs to separate the legs from the thighs and set aside. In an 8 by 10 glass dish, put the oregano, lemon juice, and garlic on the bottom. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the glass dish, skin side down, and pour the lemon juice over the chicken. Cook the chicken for 25 minutes, remove from the oven, and flip the pieces of chicken, skin side up. Cook for another 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Serve with rice pilaf and enjoy with three of your closest friends.

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About the author

Drawing on a life that has taken him around the world, Francis Ford Coppola shares his personal pantheon of recipes at RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites, the winery’s full-service restaurant. Set in a Sonoma County-casual atmosphere, RUSTIC’s menu embraces international as well as traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on family-style cooking that features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the property’s organic herb and produce garden.