Simple Roast / Baked Chicken Recipe

November 24, 2005 · 3 comments

in Food

So I had limited ingredients, and limited time and found a really simple recipe that was great over at

This is the original recipe:
8 chicken thighs
6 small red potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Place chicken and potatoes into a large bowl. Pour olive oil over them, and stir to coat. Scatter the chicken and potato pieces in a large baking dish, or cookie sheet with sides. Sprinkle with rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, uncovered. Baste during the last 15 minutes for extra crispness.

What I did was cut the potatoes into smaller pieces, used less oil, probably more fresh rosemary, fresh garlic – crushed (lots of it), and dried oregeno. The result was great, but I would tweak it slightly next time, and here is my twists:

I used boneless chicken Thighs, and would use those or bone in skinless chicken breasts. Here is how it went down: I cut the potatoes, threw them in a bowl, covered them with oil, put in fresh chopped rosemary, covered with salt and pepper, fresh thyme, garlic, and dry oregeno. Stirred everything around and coated the potatoes, then put in the chicken thighs, flipped those around and coated everything, threw it onto a cookie pan (like a cookie sheet with a lip), and cooked for 50 minutes (the chicken was boneless so it was less dense and cooked quicker).

Next time I would do the chicken and potatoes seperate since the thighs are always fat/juicy, that they moisten the potatoes almost too much. Either that or reduce it to two large potaoes, and 2 chicken breasts, that would make a nice meal for two. Just add some salad.

Anyhow I look forward to trying this again with some other variation and see what I get out of it…the worst part is I have enough leftovers for 2+ more meals!!!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon 05.14.07 at 4:29 pm

Hi, try using just reg. potatoes(cut in steak fries style) w/ boneless chicken breast and olive oil w/ broiled steak seasoning, paprika….very tasty.

2 Darlene 01.26.08 at 5:54 pm

I just happened to make a dish like this today.
I cut up red potatoes in quarters, medium onion and medium green pepper sliced.
I than added lots and lots of good garlic salt and a teaspoon of white pepper and mixed with veggies.
Spread veggie mixture on bottom of pan and add 4 split chicken breasts on top.
Garlic Salt and pepper breasts.
Dot 3/4 stick of butter to the top of chicken breasts.
Cover and bake at 350* until potatoes are tender.
After baking put under broiler to brown top of chicken.
You need lots of good bread to soak up the fabulous sauce at the bottom of the pan.

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