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Baked Chicken and Potatoes Italiano

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Italiano

We love this Italian meal because it is simple and light! Pasta is delicious, but sometimes you want something a little different on Italian night.

Some chicken, a couple of potatoes, and some other vegetables are all that you need to make this meal. You only need one sheet pan, and then the oven does all the work. We love one pan/one dish meals!

This really is such a delicious meal. It tastes just like you ordered it in Rome. The delicious flavor comes from the fresh rosemary. You can substitute it for dried, but fresh is the way to go.

This recipe can be made with bone-in chicken breasts in place of thighs and drumsticks if you prefer white meat. Just use one chicken breast per serving.

When you need to bring dinner to someone, this is always a good choice. It is different than everything else they are getting from the other neighbors! But its the perfect combination of comfort and fresh. It is easy to prepare, and something even the pickiest eaters enjoy.

Next Italian night, switch things up! Give this delicious chicken recipe a try. It is healthy, it is tasty, and it is easy. You really can't beat that! We promise you won't be disappointed.


Baked Chicken and Potatoes Italiano

  • 6 medium russet potatoes (peeled and quartered lengthwise)
  • 2 medium white onions (thickly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (divided)
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves (or 2 tsp dried)
  • french salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Place the potato and onion pieces in a sheet pan or other large baking pan. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the oil over them and stir to coat.

  3. Remove the skin from the chicken pieces if desired. Rub the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over the chicken and place in the pan between the potatoes and onions. Sprinkle the rosemary on the chicken. Sprinkle the salt and pepper generously over all.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the potatoes and onion and continue baking until the chicken and vegetables are the desire doneness, at least 15 more minutes. Transfer to a large platter and serve immediately.

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