Meem's Italian Chicken & Potatoes Recipe

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Meem's Italian Chicken & Potatoes

Mary Beam

By
@ciaoitalia

I got this recipe from my mother in law. She never really measured anything, as most great cooks, so season to your taste. It's a classic rustic Italian dish. Adding the drippings from the chicken to the potatoes gives them a wonderful flavor. Ciao!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

3 lb
cut up boned chicken with skin
3 lb
yukon gold potatoes
1/4 c
olive oil
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 tsp
dry basil
2 tsp
dry oregano
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
fresh ground pepper

Step-By-Step

1Wash and pat dry the chicken pieces
2Season chicken with salt and pepper
3Drizzle some good quality olive oil over all
4Place chicken skin side up in a greased baking pan (I just use Pam) Do not line with foil.
5Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and while it's heating cut the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and put in a bowl.
6Pour the olive oil over the potatoes and coat. I'm guesstimating on the oil, so don't drown them in it. Put just enough to coat with a thin sheen.
7Next add the basil, garlic and oregano to the bowl and mix to distribute. Again, do this to your taste. I believe there is no such thing as too much garlic, so feel free to adjust.
8Layer the potatoes in a baking pan. You can overlap them a bit, just make sure most of the slice is exposed.
9Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to your taste.
10Put both pans in the oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces. The chicken should be crisp with the juice running clear and potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.
11Now the fun part. Remove chicken to a platter to rest and take all those yummy juices and crusties from the pan and pour it over your potatoes.
12Put the potatoes back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Don't worry the juices will keep them moist.
13Remove potatoes and put everything on a platter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian