Friday, February 5, 2010

Baked Chicken on Potatoes

This is the first dish I learned to make when I was a kid. It would be really hard to mess up this dish, as it is extra easy. So, you should try it even if you are not an experienced cook. The prep time is quick, then you just need to bake it for about 1.5 - 2 hours. This will make a very tasty dish for you and your guests.


2 chicken quarters

4 potatoes

salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450F. Season the chicken quarters generously with above mentioned spices. Cut potatoes in larger slices. Season them with the same spices and sprinkle oil on them. Mix well, so that the potatoes are covered in oil and spices. Place chicken on the bottom of the baking dish and arrange the potatoes around them. Use more oil if needed (the amount of oil will depend on your baking dish). You do not need too much oil here, as chicken quarters will release some oil from the skin.

Bake for 45 minutes skin side up. Then turn the chicken over and bake for another 45 minutes. At this point, you may serve it or turn it over (skin side again) for another 15-30 minutes if you like it well done. If you like crunchy skin, turn on the broiler for 5 minutes, but not longer. If you decide to broil it, make sure you don't forget to check it from time to time as it will cook really fast and may burn it.

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