Roasted Chicken with potatoes

This is one of the most classic Italian dishes and I am surprised it took me so long to post about it!  Besides being quite a common dish, it is also one of the most loved ones.  I don’t think there is even one kid in Italy who does not like it.  And what’s not to like?  Roasted chicken with baked potatoes… mmmm I am getting hungry again!  I often cook complicated dishes, but sometimes it feels great to come back to the basics.  And this is definitely one such case.  I find that this recipe well represents what everyday Italian cooking is about: a few good quality and simple ingredients can give amazing results.  Enjoy and… buon appetito!


Ingredients (for 4 people):
1 chicken (mine was 1.2 kg – 2.6 lbs.), quartered and washed
1 tsp salt
2 big cloves garlic
1 tbsp rosemary
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
500 gms – 1.1 lbs. potatoes, diced into 3.5 to 4 cm (1 ½ inches) cubes

Put the chicken pieces in a baking dish.  Toss them in the extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary.  Add the garlic cloves and mix.

Bake the chicken in a pre heated oven at 180° C – 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes.  Then add the diced potatoes and toss them in the oil in the pan with the chicken.

Bake for another 45 minutes or until the chicken and the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown.

Roasted Chicken with potatoes

Serve warm!

Roasted Chicken with potatoes

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  1. says

    When I first arrived in Torino, Italy to live, I was given roast chicken and roast potatoes every Sunday lunch and I loved it. The potatoes became so crisp and full of flavour. It’s a great dish.

  2. Darlena says

    This dish looks wonderful! It is about 1 in the morning and I am starving! This will definitely get prepared this week for dinner. I hope I can find such big pieces of chicken, yum!…..

  3. Eunice D'Souza says

    I’m from Mumbai, India. While on a recent tour around Europe, I had this great tasting chicken roast with potatoes at a charming little restaurant in Assisi, Italy. Roast chicken is a favourite at home, but the Italian version was simply out of this world !

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