Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Aug 30, 2011 by


Have you ever had company over and didn’t have a clue what you were making for dinner? This happened to me recently. I did not plan for company that night, but thankfully had some drumsticks ready to be cooked. I reached in my cupboard and found a cookbook called Easy Chicken :-) It had the recipe I needed based on the ingredients I had available. There is though, that nervousness when you try something for the first time and share with friends. Essentially you’re winging it. If you like taking chances and trying recipes for the first time with visitors, well here’s a safe bet. Of course, this is my own version of the recipe.

Roasted Chicken & Potatoes
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Lyn
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
A tasty meal that the whole family will enjoy
  • 8 Pieces of chicken (Drumsticks, Thighs, or both)
  • 1 Tsp Salt, 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Onion, finely minced
  • 8 Tblsp Organic Ketchup
  • 2 Tblsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tblsp Mustard
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 Tblsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes (2 medium or 1 large)
  • 2 White Potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Score each piece of chicken 2 – 3 times
  3. Mix together all the ingredients, except the sweet potatoes, in a large bowl.
  4. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  6. In a large oven proof dish, empty the chicken and sweet potatoes and arrange them so that nothing is overlapping.
  7. Roast for 40-50 minutes until well browned and chicken cooked through. The chicken should be tender and the juices run clear when the thickest part of the meat is pierced.
  8. Serve with rice and a salad of your choice.


I had no idea how this meal was going to turn out, but based on the ingredients alone and my track record for selecting tasty meals –  I knew it would be good. And it was. I’d prepare this again in a heartbeat.


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  1. Sonia

    Ah ha! Dinner tongight:)

  2. Sonia

    Don’t have any maple syrup….Think I’ll try honey.

  3. I’ve actually never tried worcestershire sauce before … Looks sooo yummy!!

  4. Kimmie

    Sounds like a go-to meal for me! Sweet potatoes…chicken, what’s not to love.

  5. Wow, this does sound very delicious, never tried this combo to be honest..but love both of course. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!!

    • lovelypantry

      Sandra, you should try it! I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. I’m glad you stopped by. Please come again!