Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Total Time:
40 min
5 min
35 min

4 servings

  • 2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon (1/2 juiced, 1/2 cut into wedges)
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, the cumin seeds, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Spread in a large baking dish and roast until the potatoes begin to brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice and red pepper flakes.

Remove the baking dish from the oven, push the potatoes to the sides and arrange the chicken breasts in the middle. Season the chicken with salt and drizzle with the garlic mixture. Return to the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven; transfer the chicken to a cutting board and slice. Add the cilantro to the baking dish and toss with the potatoes. Serve the chicken with the potatoes and lemon wedges. Drizzle with the pan juices.

Photograph by Christopher Testani

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My boyfriend made this when we were having company and he messed half of it up while i was in the shower and it was still delicious..very easy to make as well item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just cooked chicken to put in salad and my husband loved it and he is hard please. Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I could eat the potatoes with this sauce all day! The sauce doesn't stay on the chicken that well, but if you pour it over once it's done cooking it's great. May be good to marinate the chicken in one batch of sauce first, then make more for the potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Meh. I doubled the sauce based on other reviews, but the sauce was so loose it didn't really stay on the chicken, so we mostly had plain chicken. Potatoes were nice and crispy though the flavor wasn't anything too epic. Overall it was fine, but nothing I feel the need to make again. The sauce was really tasty and I'll like use that part of the recipe again in a stir-fry or something. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first low cost easy recipe from Food Network and 3 generations in my family loved it. Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my co-workers and I at RKF Medical are trying to eat healthier and we tried this recipe and loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added mushrooms and chopped broccoli when I put the chicken in, Used drumsticks and marinated the vegetables with olive oil and salt. I also had a small cooking time problems and had to leave the chicken in 10 minutes more than the vegetables (took them out exactly when instructed). Overall though it was delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious...but they need to fix their math... 45-50 minutes cook time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the chicken and sauce, but the potatoes were seriously lacking in flavor and seasoning! Next time, I'm going to cut them smaller and increase the amount of salt and pepper. I doubled the sauce recipe as suggested by others and I put a lot more red pepper flakes than the recipe suggested. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to baste the chicken during cooking bc most of the sauce runs off and caramelizes to the pan. I will be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Drumsticks will take longer to cook than the breast. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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