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Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

This recipe has been in my "favorites" file for almost 20 years. My husband and I enjoyed it before we had kids, and now they love it, too. It's a real time saver! —Beth Erbert, Livermore, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds)
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 medium red potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 24 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Place the chicken, potatoes and garlic in a large roasting pan. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40 minutes.
  • Combine the syrup and remaining salt; drizzle over chicken. Spoon pan juices over potatoes and garlic. Bake 20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°-175° and potatoes are tender.

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  • Bu
    Jul 23, 2017

    Looks good, but I'll never know.Like a few other recipes, directions don't print!Also, I give ONE star, and it keeps showing as 1.5 stars!!

  • lindallang
    Mar 16, 2014

    Easy and tasty!

  • angelasandoval
    Dec 13, 2011

    This got mixed reviews in our house. Hubby and I thought the potatoes were out of this world...our 3 kids didn't like the mild sweetness of them. But we all agreed the chicken itself was very bland. It didn't seem to pick up any of the garlic or maple flavors.

  • lillybow
    Mar 27, 2011

    I halved this recipe and made it with skinless thighs, 1/2 tsp? granulated garlic, and white potates. It was delicious, I especially liked the way the potatoes were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

  • aug2295
    Feb 19, 2011

    This was ok, nothing special. I'm not sorry I made it and no one had trouble eating it, but no one in my family loved it either. It certainly was easy though.

  • mark ryan
    Nov 7, 2010

    The whole family really liked this. I tossed the mixture halfway through the initial cooking time. Also poured maple syrup mixture over entire dish, turned out great. Next time I will use skinless chicken to reduce the fat content.

  • DeborahDunn
    Oct 17, 2010

    A good recipe except i didn't use all the garlic it called for. Will try again sometime but i will use regular pancake syrup instead of the maple and will use either boneless skinless thighs/breasts.

  • whiskerkitty
    Oct 10, 2010

    Was very good, used white potatoes thats what I had on hand. I also used two heads of garlic. Would make again

  • lokki1999
    Sep 12, 2010

    Fantastic and extremely easy. I just spiced it up a little with some additional seasonings and it was a hit!

  • linspr1ng
    May 28, 2010

    My husband loved it! I will make it again