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    Alton Brown's Smoked Paprika Chicken and Potatoes

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    1 hr 30 mins

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    katie in the UP's Note:

    I saw Alton making this recipe on TV....DH and I made it the next evening. Fabulous flavors! Easy to make.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Combine the olives, lemon zest and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Mix the smoked paprika, olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and pepper into a paste in a large bowl.
    4. 4
      Lay the chicken thighs skin-side down. Using a pair of kitchen shears, make a cut down the length of the bone to expose it, then cut the meat away from the bone. Discard the bone.
    5. 5
      Stuff about 2 tablespoons of the olive mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh and rub paprika paste on each. Arrange the chicken thighs, skin-side up, on a cooling rack.
    6. 6
      Arrange the potato slices and onion pieces in an even layer on a foil-lined half sheet pan. (I also sprinkled left over paste on potatoes.).
    7. 7
      Place cooling rack over potatoes and bake until the skin is crispy and the potatoes are tender, 55 to 60 minutes. If you prefer the potatoes crispy, remove the rack with the chicken and return to the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2014


      Wow, this is WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing! I cut the recipe in half for the two of us, and only used 1 9oz. chicken breast and 2 medium red potatoes. I sliced a pocket in the 2 pieces of the chicken breast, which worked very well. I was doubtful about the potatoes and chicken actually getting done at the same time, but it almost worked! I suggest putting the sliced potatoes in about 15 minutes ahead of time, then putting the stuffed chicken and sliced onions (and I added a cup of fresh broccoli) on the tray for the remaining time. Oh, and I didn't need all the paprika paste on the chicken, so I added a bit more oil to it and brushed it over the potatoes and veggies. Great, flavorful dish!

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    • on January 19, 2013


      Thankfully, mom is in town to de-bone the chicken thighs for me. Eek! Of course, she no longer eats meat. So, we made this recipe with half the ingredients, but forgot to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Our chicken was overcooked, and the thin-sliced potatoes crunched like potato chips, but the flavor of this dish was incredible! The combination of smoked paprika, fresh lemon zest, and green olives was SO good. Mom even tried it. I'll definitely be making this again, but will not overcook the food next time. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe, Katie!

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    Nutritional Facts for Alton Brown's Smoked Paprika Chicken and Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (498 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 714.1
    Calories from Fat 355
    Total Fat 39.4 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 157.9 mg
    Sodium 1472.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 38.3 g

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