Italian Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

"Olive oil, garlic and herbs. Three simple ingredients that taste great together on just about anything. Here they are combined with chicken and potatoes. I used thighs in this but feel free to used legs or breasts. It looks like a lot of steps, but it's really easy to put together. For a complete meal, add some veggies such as sliced carrots, zucchini, peppers, etc. Makes for easy cleanup too!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 190C/375°F.
  • Line a roasting tin with foil.
  • Cut off any excess skin from the chicken leaving just a covering on top. Rinse chicken and toss into a large bowl. Let chicken sit for a minute and then drain any excess water from the bowl. Do this once or twice.
  • Drizzle 3 tablespoons olive oil over chicken.
  • Add garlic, lemon juice, parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, chili peppers, salt and pepper.
  • Using clean hands, toss the chicken in the oil/garlic/herb mixture to thoroughly coat.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Lay the chicken pieces in the roasting tin, skin side down, leaving any excess oil/garlic/herb mixture in the bowl.
  • Cut up potatoes (do NOT peel) into large chunks and toss into the bowl with the remaining oil/garlic/herb mixture.
  • Add additional 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and toss (with hands) to coat.
  • Place potato chunks around chicken in pan and drizzle any remaining oil mixture over chicken and potatoes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and turn chicken over and toss around the potatoes.
  • Return to oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. LifeIsGood
    Wonderful flavor and a complete meal! I really liked the marinade flavors on the chicken and potatoes. It was great that the whole meal cooked together. The only thing I might do differently, is to increase the temperature so the potatoes and chicken get a bit crispier. Thank you!
  2. PeytonandKaylansMama
    This was super! Thanks for an easy to put together, but amazingly tasteful dinner. I also added baby carrots to the mix and I wish I had added the fresh brussles sprouts fro the fridge...oh well next time. I will definately be making this again. I also Used chicken breast (bone in) and halved them so they would be closer to the size of a chicken thigh. Thanks again!
  3. Marla S
    I thought this dish was really tasty and easy to put together and spiced just right
  4. Marie
    Made this for dinner last night and I was somewhat disappointed. It has many of my favorite flavorings, but I thought it was not very tasty. I think that next time, I would add all the ingredients to the chicken and let it marinate for at least an hour before cooking it. Also, there wasn't enough of the mixture left to flavor the potatoes and I only used 6 thighs and 3 potatoes. I will try this again using the marinating idea and mix up additional for the potatoes and let you know how that goes. Thanks for posting.
  5. Gerry
    Excellent.I used chicken breasts in the making. Made as posted adding in the suggested carrots,zucchini and peppers along with the potatoes. Served this with Recipe#242758 making for a meal that was both easy, delicious and flavorful .Thank you for sharing.


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