Southern Italian Peasant-Style Roast Chicken and Potatoes

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May 17, 2012 | | Food | Main Dishes | Recipes

Southern Italian Peasant-Style Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Recipe submitted by: Pietro and Tina Fanzo

Serves

4 (with leftovers)

Type

Main

Ingredients

  • 6 large potatoes, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 8 pieces chicken, thighs and breast, skin on
  • Vegetable oil to coat
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3–4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly oil a shallow oven-proof dish.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with just enough vegetable oil to coat (approximately ¼ cup), add all the parsley, half the garlic and half the breadcrumbs, toss again making sure all the potatoes are evenly coated.
  4. Place potatoes in the oven-proof dish.
  5. In the same bowl, toss chicken pieces with the remaining breadcrumbs and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place chicken pieces, skin side up and evenly spaced, on top of potatoes.
  7. Roast for approximately 1 hour until chicken and potatoes are golden and crisp.

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