Basic Golden Chicken With Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from Real Simple Magazine (actually my mom sent me the recipe), and I would love to say that I modified it, but I haven't. The recipe was so perfect as it was, yummy, juicy, and a crowd pleaser at my house, that I don't think I need to change a thing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse chicken inside and out. Pat dry with paper towels. Place in a roasting pan.
  3. Drizzle chicken with 1 T. of the oil and season with 1 1/2 t. salt and 1/2 t. pepper. Rub this into the chicken pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, salt, pepper, potatoes, and rosemary. Pour into the roasting pan and spread into an even layer around and under the chicken pieces.
  5. Roast until the chicken is done (thigh reads 180 degrees on a meat thermometer), about 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Great recipe - easy to throw together & presents well on the table. I followed the recipe as directed except I used russet potatoes instead of red potatoes (they were on sale). I loved the crispy potatoes and the chicken was very yummy! Made for gnome tag!

NELady July 11, 2009

excellent dish. chicken fell off the bone and the taste was delicious. followed recipe except i left skin on potatoes, and threw in 4 garlic cloves. very nice,will make again. thanks for sharing.

jennifer in new jersey May 19, 2007

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