Zarras has never missed a festival since she’s been in Dallas, and Moros used to dance at the festival when she was a child. “It’s a very tight community,” Moros says. Her husband, Terry, is also of Greek descent and is chairman of the festival this year.
In addition to chicken and potatoes, the festival will feature plenty of other foods, including grilled lamb chops, feta bites, classic gyros, souvlaki, dolmas, pastitsio, spanakopita, baklava sundaes and loukoumades (Greek-style honey balls). You can also try plenty of Greek wine and beer in the taverna.
GREEK CHICKEN AND POTATOES (KOTA ME PATATES)
3 1/2 to 4 pounds chicken pieces, bone-in and skin-on (although you can do boneless as well)
6 Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
8 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons dried oregano
Heat oven to 375 F. Arrange chicken and potatoes and garlic in a large baking dish. Season with salt and pepper and pour in broth.
Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and oregano in a small bowl until emulsified. Pour over chicken and potatoes.
Bake uncovered about 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting frequently. Chicken should be golden brown and potatoes tender.
Makes 4 servings.