Saturday, February 6, 2010

Delicious Garlicky Chicken and Dutch Potatoes

We had this for dinner last night...YUM!!! Words cannot describe the garlicky deliciousness of this chicken and potatoes!!!

Delicious Garlicky Chicken and Baby Dutch Potatoes



Garlicky Chicken

1 whole chicken, cut up
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
30-40 cloves of garlic, peeled
10-15 fresh sprigs of thyme or rosemary
sea salt
fresh ground pepper

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Rinse Chicken.
3) Season chicken with salt and pepper.

4) Heat Dutch oven over medium high heat.

5) Toss chicken in about 2-3 tbsp olive oil.
6) Lightly brown chicken in Dutch oven on both sides.
7) Add remaining extra virgin olive oil, herbs, and garlic.
8) Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
9) Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
(adapted from recipe by Alton Brown)


The meat just falls right off the bone. It is so moist and garlicky delicious!

***Tip: An easy way to peel garlic cloves is to use a chef's knife. Cut off the base of the garlic clove. Place clove, curved side up, under flat blade of chef's knife (the blade needs to be parallel with cutting board) on cutting board and use the heel of your hand gently slam the portion of the knife on top of the clove. The clove should slide right out of the skin. This also helps relieve some frustration at the same time :)

Baby Dutch Potatoes


1 1/2 lb baby Dutch potatoes
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
10-15 springs of thyme or rosemary
10 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 tbsp - 1 tbsp coarse sea salt (to taste)
fresh ground black pepper to taste

1) Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
2) Scrub potatoes.
3) In 2.5 quart round dish with lid, add potatoes.
4) Toss potatoes with olive oil to coat.
5) Toss potatoes with sea salt and pepper to taste.
6) Add garlic clove and rosemary or thyme sprigs.
7) Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
8) Stir potatoes and bake another 30 minutes.
9) Serve with garlicky chicken.


**After chicken has been in the oven for 30 minutes, put potatoes in there too. Both will be done at the same time.

8 comments:

  1. Love your blog! I love blogs, I get to keep up with old friends without lifting a finger... well hardly ;D I love to see M&M growin' up! This chicken looks super yummy too!!

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  2. Thanks Ashleigh! Can't wait to check out your new blog!

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  3. This sounds terrific...making me hungry at 1AM. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to giving this a try.

    Jen @ A Penny Saved

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  4. This looks yummy! I love Alton Brown... :)

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  5. Those potatoes look fantastic. I am usually not a potato person, but something about baby potatoes. yum yum.

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  6. Those potatoes look awesome!! I love potatoes in any form but those really look great!!

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  7. Thats a lot of garlic! I bet your house smells wonderful when you make that.

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