Roasted Chicken & Red Potatoes Recipe
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Roasted Chicken & Red Potatoes Recipe

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Pop this homey dinner in the oven for about an hour, then enjoy! It's got plenty of flavor—the meat juices help cook the veggies just perfectly. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (9 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken leg quarter with 1 cup vegetable mixture: 449 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place potatoes, spinach and onion in a greased shallow roasting pan. Add oil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine.
  2. Arrange chicken over vegetables; sprinkle with paprika and remaining salt and pepper. Roast 55-60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 180° and potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Roasted Chicken & Red Potatoes in Taste of Home April/May 2014

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 266294
Reviewed May. 24, 2017

"I made this for dinner because my store had leg quarters on sale and I had fresh spinach from my garden. I thought it was a very tasty ,easy ,economical meal. I think you could vary the vegetables depending on what you had on hand. The juice cooking out of the chicken made the potatoes and spinach very flavorful!"

Mnkplus6 User ID: 8609415 236985
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"I made adjustments I use garlic salt instead of minced garlic and sprinkledad on potatoes and chicken I also covered the dish with foil so chicken stayed moist. Instead of olive oil I used coconut oil. Dish was amazing all 6 kids liked it."

[email protected] User ID: 6993142 235070
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Overall, this was Ok to good. Knowing our family expects more intense flavors, I added rosemary (always good with potatoes and chicken) and even a bit of Cajun seasoning. I increased the spinach for more nutrition. Even so, it was a tad bland. Like a few other reviewers, I also had to cook the casserole for an additional 20 minutes to finish cooking the potatoes. I used both white and dark meat chicken to please different members of the household and with the extra time added, the white meat came out dry. If I make this again, I will precook the potatoes for a few minutes in the microwave before mixing with the other veggies. Yes, there was quite a bit of liquid at the bottom of the dish but I had removed chicken skin, so it was just cooking juices. I just used a slotted spoon to dish out the veggies--that was no biggie. Not sure if I'll make again or not!"

lindashadgett User ID: 8111501 229115
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Followed the instructions and it was nothing great.. Something is missing inthis recipe.. Very colourful but disappointing as far as flavor.. Will not be making again??"

Desert Bruja User ID: 4602927 224907
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"I was surprised how flavorful the chicken was with such simple seasoning. Found that 60 minutes wasn't quite long enough to cook the chicken quarters all the way through. The leftovers reheated well. It looks pretty in the casserole, too! Definitely making again, but adding more spinach."

jbander2 User ID: 2925337 223493
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"I made this for dinner this evening, and it was delicious and so easy. My husband loved it. Instead of chicken quarters, I used just the legs, and they were nicely browned and crispy. Will definitely make it again."

msutler User ID: 8108582 223450
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Delicious recipe and very easy to prepare. I had to extend the cooking time another 30 minutes and I mixed the spinach, onions and garlic with the thyme and oil before I put it in the pan."

half_pint User ID: 2652510 219759
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"I was surprised at how flavorful such a simple recipe could be. The whole family enjoyed it. I will make this again and again!"

MrsE1 User ID: 4060905 198410
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"LOVED this recipe. Very flavorful and so quick and convenient. You get a flavorful main dish with very little prep. I cut the recipe in half for me and my husband - used three leg quarters, approx 1-lb. potatoes, and half of the remaining ingredients. Used all of the spinach as we enjoy spinach. I put all the ingredients, except the chicken, on a half-size baking sheet, tossed to coat then placed the chicken on top. One pan from prep to cook. Can't be any easier than that!"

Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 127243
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"We loved this recipe. And it was so easy. Next time, I would add chicken broth because potatoes were a little dry. I did add carrots and I used Trader Joe's everyday seasoning on the chicken. I also added a little more paprika on the chicken."

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