Back when I was balancing a day job with my photography, Mike would handle cooking our weeknight dinners. Now that I am a full time photographer and in charge of my own schedule, I tend to take on that role. But, whether you’re in charge of your schedule or not, sometimes at the end of a long day, cooking dinner just seems like one extra thing to do.
I’ve been excited to share this recipe with you, because we all know how it feels to not want to cook at the end of a long day. Fall seems like the ideal time to share this recipe, but honestly, it works its magic throughout the entire year.
Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Lemon and Rosemary is comforting and flavorful – but the best part is that you can sit back, relax and let it do its thing. You just throw the ingredients into a 9×13 roasting pan, pop it in the oven for about an hour and it’s done. It makes a lot for two and the leftovers taste even better the next day.
Add this recipe to your “go-to” recipes, because it hasn’t let us down yet. And, if you’re still not satisfied, you can always do the next best thing… go out to dinner.
ROASTED CHICKEN WITH POTATOES, LEMON AND ROSEMARY
8-10 pieces of your favorite cut of chicken, skin on
Note: I used a whole cut up chicken.
1 lb. baby red or new potatoes
½ yellow onion cut in large pieces
2 lemons, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
⅓ cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary plus sprigs for garnish
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spray a 13in. x 9in. baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Arrange chicken pieces (skin side up), potatoes, sliced onion and lemon slices evenly in pan.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
5. Pour mixture all over chicken and potatoes.
6. Sprinkle all over generously with additional salt and pepper.
7. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour, or until chicken and potatoes are fully cooked.
Note: Chicken should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature.
All images © Regan Baroni 2016.