Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
I got this out of the new Kraft What's Cooking magazine. The picture looked wonderful, but the recipe seemed too simple - I didn't really think that it would be all that good. Well, the picture was right - an amazingly good, simple dish. I suggest adding extra potatoes as we fought over them!
- 4 whole chicken legs
- 4 large potatoes
- 1⁄3 cup Italian dressing (I used Italian Dressing Seasoning Dry Mix)
- 1⁄3 cup parmesan cheese
- Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut potatoes into wedges.
- Place potatoes and chicken into 9 by 13 pan.
- Pour dressing over chicken and potatoes.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese over chicken and potatoes.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked through.
I made this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which were dry even though they were marinated in the dressing for 30 minutes... so I don't think I recommend using them for this recipe. That being said, these are the BEST potatoes I have ever made or eaten. They were fabulous! I used a big package of fingerlings and about 1/6 of a bottle of dressing, adding big chunks of onion, and some sea salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and a Trader Joe's seasoning mix. After baking the potatoes for 1 hour at 400, I baked them for an additional 30 minutes at 450. That made them extra crispy.
I am making this dish tonight. I did, however, change it a bit. I don't like chicken with bone in. I substituted boneless chicken and added Olive oil with my dry mix and a few spices. Write review after I try it.
4 stars vs. 5 only because I didn't actually use the entire recipe. I didn't have any chicken with bones, so I just used the recipe for the potatoes. They were fabulous and will definitely be repeated, and often! I didn't have any Italian dressing, so I made my own with 3 tbs EVOO, roughly the same of white balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbs dried basil, 1 tsp dried oregono, 1 fresh clove of garlic (pressed), and 2 tsp sea salt - into a jar, shake to mix. Excellent and my husband loved these potatoes even more than my usual method!