Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rosemary Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Today I was really craving some potatoes from the oven so I wanted to try out a old recipe that I haven't used in a really long time.  I love this recipe because it's super flavorful and very easy to put together.  Plus it leaves your house smelling very yummy.

I gathered all the essentials:

2 tsp. paprika
1 ½ tsp. rosemary leaves crushed
1 tsp. garlic
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. veg or olive oil
6 chicken thighs (bone in) or breasts
1 ½ lbs. small red potatoes cut into 1" cubes

*I usually use 3 thighs & 3 chicken breast when I make this only because I prefer white meat and the kids prefer the dark meat.  I also prefer to remove the skin because I want all that yummy flavor to seep into my chicken meat. 

Mix oil and all the spices in a large bowl.  Now I know you may be thinking 2 tsp. of paprika may be on the spicy side but really its not.  I have a 11 & 3 year old and they absolutely love this meal.

Then add chicken & potatoes; toss to coat.

Put on greased cookie sheet or large pan single layered.

Put into 425° oven for 30 min or until chicken is done.. Turn potatoes twice during the cooking process..
Now I usually serve this with a nice crisp salad that I whip up right after I take the chicken out of the oven.  I do it that way because I like to let the chicken sit for a few minutes so that the juices can redistribute throughout the meat.  Add some delicious sun tea and you have a hearty meal that will satisfy the entire family.  Try it out and let me know what you think. 
Take care & be safe..


  1. My Hubby would love this so gonna try! :)

  2. Oh let me know what you think. Super easy to put together. I got this recipe from the McCormick website over a year ago and fell in love with it. Well I recently heard that at the store they now have this packet that comes with a recipe as well as the individual spices.


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