Roasted Chicken & Red Potatoes Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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 .
Reviews for Roasted Chicken & Red Potatoes
"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!"
"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??"
"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."
"I was surprised at how flavorful such a simple recipe could be. The whole family enjoyed it. I will make this again and again!"
"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!"
"We found this recipe way too water/greasy. Followed directions but ended up with about 1/2 to 3/4 inches of watery chicken grease on the bottom. The taste was okay - but potatoes were barely done and I left it in the oven an extra 20 - 25 minutes and turned the heat down to 350 deg. after one hour was up. But, won't make this again, too much water/grease on the bottom on the pan I used. I used a lasagna pan, but didn't take the skin off the leg quarters. That might have made a difference."
"Family Loved it."
"Deliciious!!! I found that the leg quarters had to be trimmed of lots of fat, but once that was done, it was easy to assemble this for roasting. I increased the amount of spinach because we really like spinach. I used Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute in place of the dried thyme. I would definitely make this recipe again."
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.