Saturday, December 17, 2011

Italian Roasted Chicken and Red Skin Potatoes

This is a dish that I have grown up on.  My mom made this all the time and it's an easy and quick dish.  It seems like when she did get it we couldn't get enough of it.  The tender chicken seasoned with Italian herbs, pepper and salt and drenched in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  It's an Italian comfort food.  We would eat it with some yummy fresh crusty bread and sop up the left herbed oil.  The potatoes become crispy and tender so yummily (my own word, lol) juiced up and roasted.  You can use regular potatoes or red skin potatoes, whatever you prefer or have on hand.

I found it easiest to just find a big bowl and put the chicken in and just start adding the herbs, pepper and salt and enough extra virgin olive to completely coat the chicken in the oil and herbs.  I add the cut up potatoes in the bowl and mix them in and coat them as well.  I put the potatoes and chicken in a huge roasting pan that I coated lightly in olive oil.

I didn't take pictures with the step by step process because you pretty much just throw everything into a huge bowl.  Measurements are eyeballing.  Just drench with the oil and sprinkle herbs, salt and pepper.

Italian Roasted Chicken and Red Skin Potatoes:
Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks with skin removed
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Black Pepper
Rosemary (optional)
Red Skin Potatoes cut in Big Pieces

Mix all items in a large bowl until well coated, place in roasting pan and bake at 350'F for 1 hour.

Here it is before I put it in the oven....

Here comes out of the oven:

Then onto my plate, Yummmmm:

Very yummy, very comforting....  The whole family enjoyed it.  This would be great served with a side salad.

The pictures aren't the best but I used my daughter's camera.  Still can't find mine....  Errrr.....

Buon Appetito,



  1. Hi Annamarie! Thanks for visiting my blog! To answer your question, any SLR will give you great pictures. I have a Nikon D80, but the Canons are great, too! For tasty food pictures, take them in daylight by a window. Your food looks delicious!


    1. I like my Sony DSLR for product shots. very vivid colors and great detail

  2. Yum this looks delish! I will be trying this tonight! Love your site and all your great recipes....I am your newest follower! Please stop by I would love to hear from you!

  3. Thank You Tabitha! coming over...