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comfort essentials: yummy chicken/taters bake

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Another easy/peasy chicken recipe, constructed from ingredients you probably have hidden in your pantries, cupboards, and fridge. The nice thing about this dish is that you can prep it the day before, then cover, stick in fridge, and cook it the next day. Great tasting chicken and taters, from kitchen-to-table in under an hour. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For comfort essentials: yummy chicken/taters bake

  • 1 lg
    potato, russet variety
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin variety
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    dried oregano
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    dried parsley
  • salt, kosher variety, fine grind, to taste
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin variety
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/2 tsp
    black or white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, smoked variety, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 md
    chicken thighs
  • 2 md
    chicken legs

How To Make comfort essentials: yummy chicken/taters bake

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    For this recipe, you will need an ovenproof skillet, medium-size baking dish, or rimmed baking sheet.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 425f (220c).
  • 5
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    Add the olive oil, oregano, parsley, and salt to a bowl.
  • 7
    Place a pot of lightly salted water over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. While the water is coming up to the boil cut the potato into cubes about 1.5 inches (4cm). Toss into the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 8
    Thoroughly drain, and then toss with the oil and spices.
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    Add all of the spice ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
  • 11
    Place the chicken into an ovenproof skillet baking dish, or baking sheet, drizzle on the spice ingredients, and rub it into the chicken. Then, add the taters.
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    As you can see from the photo, I like to sprinkle on a bit of additional smoked paprika and a touch of salt… up to you.
  • So yummy
    Place in the preheated oven and cook until the skin on the chicken is crispy, and the internal temperature (instant-read thermometer) reads 165f (75c), about 45 – 50 minutes.
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  • So yummy
    Serve with a nice side salad and some homemade bread. Enjoy.
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