Garlic Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

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I've been making this recipe for so many years, I can't remember where I got it from. It's really quick to throw together. After fixing it several times, my husband 'discovered' that you were supposed to spread the garlic on the chicken. It's one of his favorites now. This recipe is very easy to adjust up or down. Just make sure your pan is big enough if adjusting up. I usually add more potatoes, since we like them. Serve with a mixed greens salad.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 6 chicken leg quarters, split into drumsticks and thighs

  • 6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into chunks

  • 24 cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place the butter into a roasting pan, and melt in the oven. When butter is melted, swirl to coat the bottom of the roasting pan, and place the chicken drumsticks and thighs, potatoes, and unpeeled garlic cloves into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; turn the chicken, potatoes, and garlic to coat with butter.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, about 40 minutes, basting 3 times with pan drippings. Brush maple syrup over the chicken pieces, and spoon pan drippings over the potatoes.

  4. Return to oven, and bake until the chicken and potatoes are tender and browned, about 20 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into a thick part of a thigh should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). To serve, squeeze garlic from the baked cloves, and spread the soft garlic over the chicken. Pour pan juices over chicken and potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
21g Fat
34g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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