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Italian Dill Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Updated on June 5, 2016

Why This Chicken is Considered Italian.

We call this chicken Italian Dill Chicken because it was created by a good friend of mine, who has since passed away. She was a very good Italian cook among our Italian community where I live. She was a member of my church and most of the women copied her recipe. She created this simply because she loved all of the herbs she put in it.

Dill is in a lot of Italian dishes. The most famous is our porquetta sandwiches. It's a pork roast literally stuffed with fresh (if you can get it) dill and lots of garlic. These sandwiches are usually served cold.

But our subject now is with chicken. Of course there has to be a side dish and one of my favorites is roasted carrots and potatoes. I also love to mix white and sweet potatoes together. Roasting vegetables brings out the natural sweetness in them. Mix these veggies together and your family, even children, will eat them.

Try it, you'll like it! Mangiare bene! (Means eat hearty)



Photos of Italian Dill Chicken

Dill chicken looking golden and crispy.
Dill chicken looking golden and crispy. | Source
Chicken ready to go in the oven.
Chicken ready to go in the oven. | Source

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Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Of course the carrots and potatoes do not take a back seat. Everyone knows you can serve the meat alone; you need a side dish. Preferable one that every one likes. Roasted like this the carrots are sweet as candy (almost) and the potatoes become crispy around the edges and the sweet potatoes just melt in your mouth.

Of course, if you simply don't like the sweet potatoes you can omit them, but mixing the white ones with them, gives something for everyone.

Simply peel and cut up the carrots in chunks and peel and cut the white and sweet potatoes in chunks and place them in your roasting pan. Drizzle them with olive oil and dot them with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. That's it. You can put them in the oven with the chicken if you like, they are both cooked at the same temperature. Cook them until they are soft and crispy and "oh so good".

Amounts depends on how many mouths you have to feed. Enjoy!

Photos of Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Roasted Carrots and Sweet and White Potatoes
Roasted Carrots and Sweet and White Potatoes | Source
Carrots and Potatoes ready to go in the oven.
Carrots and Potatoes ready to go in the oven. | Source

A Good Rule of Thumb Regarding Amounts

If you are buying boned in chicken a pound per person is good.

If you are buying boneless chicken, a half a pound per person.

One potato per person and two carrots per person.

Of course this all depends on now big the potatoes and carrots are, and how hearty your family's appetites are. You can be the judge there.

Prep time: 2 hours 35 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 3 hours 5 min
Yields: This recipe served 6 people
  • FOR THE CHICKEN:
  • 14 chicken thighs, bone in
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • To taste salt and pepper, I like freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 cup dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut in pieces
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • FOR THE CARROTS AND, POTAOTES:
  • Several carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
  • Several white potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut in chunks
  • To taste extra virgin olive oil
  • To taste salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • About 1/4 cup butter, cut in pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the chicken in a roasting pan.
  2. Cover it with all of the chicken ingredients. Cover it with aluminum foil.
  3. Put the carrots and potatoes in a separate roasting pan. Cover it with all of the vegetable ingredients.
  4. Put both pans in the oven. Check after 30 minutes. If the vegetables look like they are crisping up, then turn them with a spatula.
  5. Pick up the foil on the chicken and baste with a baster. Replace the foil. Check again in another 30 minutes.
  6. If the vegetables are soft when poked with a fork and they look golden and crispy, then take them out of the oven and place them on top of the stove and cover them with aluminum foil to keep them warm. The chicken takes longer to cook. Baste the chicken again.
  7. Keep checking the chicken and turn it every 30 minutes. When it starts separating from the bone, then take off the foil and baste again and keep baking with the skin side up until the chicken is all golden and the skin is all crispy. See the picture.
  8. You may have to reheat the vegetables again just until they get nice and warm. Serve everything together immediately. Mangiare bene!

Easy On The Wallet

Another good reason for these recipes is chicken, especially chicken thighs are really a good bargain. I can get a large pack, hence the reason for 14 thighs, for just a couple of dollars.

Also potatoes and carrots are among the less expensive vegetables you can buy. Any time I can find or have a recipe that isn't too hard on my grocery bill, I am for. With groceries going up higher every other month, it's good to find a bargain.

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      Rachel L Alba 8 weeks ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Barb, You're a good cook too so it means a lot coming from you.

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      Barbara DeNoble 8 weeks ago

      I'll be trying this one ! Love dill for seasoning.....all Rachel's dishes I've tried are excellent !

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Thelma, I'm so happy you find this chicken dinner appetizing. I appreciate your visit and really nice comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love chicken menu but I have not tried cooking chicken with dill. Thanks for sharing your Italian recipe as I love Italian food. Reading this makes me hungry. LOL!

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peachpurple, I would like to see your recipe for braised chicken stew. Do you have it as one of your hubs? I love chicken but like to see different recipes for it too. Thanks for visiting.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Faith, I guess because I have had chicken this way for most of my life that I'm always surprised to hear that not many other people have not. lol I'm glad you find it appetizing. It's easy too, just put it all together and bake.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, Old Friend, so nice to hear from you. I would like to hear from your Italian friend if she has heard of chicken prepared this way. My prayers are still with your family.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Jackie, Thank you so much for the great comment and visit, I appreciate it. I will check out The Creative Exiles. I wrote down to remind me.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Poetryman, Thanks again for your visit and so nice of a comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      this recipe is alike our local braised chicken stew, super delicious!

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Yummy, this looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe here. I love dill too, and excited about trying it on chicken.

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      Patricia Scott 18 months ago from sunny Florida

      O I can almost smell this cooking. I have not ever had any chicken dishes prepared with dill but am a huge fan of it so am sure this will be a hit.

      Sounds delicious. One of my new best friends is Italian...I will ask about any dishes she knows of that use dill.

      Angels are on the way, Rachel. shared

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      Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago from The Beautiful South

      This looks so yummy and I love dill but would never have thought about putting it on chicken. I just know it would be good.

      I do love sweet and white potatoes together but to toss in carrots too, I know would be so good!

      This will be on the menu before this week is out! Thank you so much for sharing.

      Come by The Creative Exiles that Jodah started sometime. It is just for stories and poetry but you may enjoy reading or you could share some of your stories there. It is a really relaxed place to be! Whatever you decide, good to see you and get some more great recipes!

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      poetryman6969 18 months ago

      What wonderful looking food! Looks mighty tasty.