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Chicken and Potatoes in the Oven

Updated on November 30, 2011

This is a very simple recipe and it's a hit every time with my family.


10 - 12 pieces chicken (thighs and/or drumsticks)

2 -3 large potatoes cut into chunks

olive oil (about two tablespoons)

lemon juice (about two tablespoons)

salt and pepper to taste

garlic powder



cinnamon powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Take washed chicken pieces and place in a large baking pan. You can leave the skin on or take it off, it is your preference. I usually leave the skin on.

Place potato chunks in the pan.

Drizzle olive oil all over chicken and potatoes.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and just a touch of cinnamon powder.

Add lemon juice and toss to coat chicken pieces and potato chunks with spices, oil and lemon.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place in heated oven.

Cook the chicken and potatoes covered for one hour at 450 on the bottom rack of the oven.

Remove foil and place in oven for 15 minutes until chicken has browned and potatoes start to crisp up. Cook for another 15 minutes until the other side of the chicken pieces also brown.

Remove from oven. Chicken should be cooked very well and just coming off the bone. Potatoes should be crisp on the outside but soft inside.

Serve with a nice salad. Enjoy!!!



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    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New York

      I hope you enjoyed it.

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      Indian Chef 

      5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Bizzymom, this recipe looks tasty and easy to cook. I am going to try it soon.. voting it up and awesome.

    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      You're welcome, thanks for your interest. I just cook this meal in a regular oven. I hope this helps.

    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much for your comment. I think this can work just fine in a small oven too!

    • shampa sadhya profile image

      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello bizzymom,

      Thanks for answering my question. I would like to ask you another question that this cooking would be in convection mode, grilling mode or in simple micro mode. Thanks in advance.

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      6 years ago from USA

      This looks great...will try it soon. Thanks!

    • dinkan53 profile image


      6 years ago from India

      This is a wonderful stuff that I like to try, but the problem is with big oven. I think I will manage it in my small oven and not shy to tell that the pictures made by mouth watery. thanks.

      Voted up and useful.

    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you for your comment shampa sadhya. Aluminum Foil does not catch fire in the oven. I cover most of my meat dishes (roast beef, pork roast, chicken, etc.) with aluminum foil and cook them in the oven. I believe it helps keep the meat moist. I've never had a problem. Thank you so much for posing a helpful question!

    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you Brett.Tesol, shampa sadhya, srk4you and cebutouristspot. It is a delicious and simple recipe. I hope you all enjoy it!

    • cebutouristspot profile image


      6 years ago from Cebu

      Those look very yummy. It simple enough for me to give this one a try hope it come out as great as you describe. Thanks for sharing

    • srk4you profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh wow, a nice combination - thanks Brett for sharing this delightful hub. and thank you for this easy recipe bizzymom!

    • shampa sadhya profile image

      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      I will definitely try this very easy recipe with all the easily available ingredients. That's the best point of the recipe where I would require no unusual ingredient to prepare this recipe.

      One small question I have that is won't the aluminium foil catch fire while cooking in the oven. Just clear my doubt.

      Sharing it socially.

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      The simple dishes are often the best. The subtle flavors of this are sure to mix well!

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you all. It really is delicious and so easy to make.

    • jfay2011 profile image


      6 years ago

      that sounds really good. cooking with lemon is yummy. Although I have used the lemon seasoning in the past and sometimes went a little overboard.

    • RVDaniels profile image


      6 years ago from Athens, GA

      Reminds me of making campfire chicken over a bed of coals. Yummy.

    • InTuneWithCooking profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I made something similar to this not long ago. Yum!! Thanks for sharing.


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