- Comforting ‘Meat & Potatoes’ dinner idea, that takes only 10 minutes of prep, and is all done in one baking dish.
Roasting whole chicken is great, but when you have 3 family members that like drumsticks and chickens with only two legs, you have a problem. I like problems that are easy to solve, though. So, buying drumsticks makes not only for a delicious dinner, but for a happy family as well. Two birds with one stone, heh?
But seriously, something that I can throw together in a matter of minutes, with no sink full of dishes, makes for a really happy me, because I would rather be blogging than doing dishes
Roasted potatoes are awesome, but when you roast them in chicken juices, they are double awesome! The absorbed juices make the potatoes very creamy and soft.
If you’re looking at the couple chunks of carrots and thinking, why in the world is there just a couple, well I only had one carrot, but if I had more I would have added more. Something magical happens when you roast carrots, they release all of their natural sugars making them absolutely wonderful. If you’ve never done this with carrots, try it, I think you might be surprised!
I serve oven roasted potatoes with sour cream and sprinkled with fresh scallions, but it’s definitely optional. Now go ahead and make this! You know you want to
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- 6-8 large potatoes, cut in quarters or halves
- 5-6 carrots, cut in 1-2 inch pieces
- Kosher salt
- Black ground pepper
- 4 tsp ground pepper or 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- ½ tsp paprika (optional)
- 3-4 Tbsp olive oil.
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with foil or even better, parchment paper.
- Thoroughly wash the potatoes & carrots with a scrubber and cut them in smaller pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Rinse the chicken under running water & also pat dry with paper towel.
- Add chicken, potatoes and carrots to the lined baking dish and sprinkle with salt, ground pepper and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss everything to coat.
- Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Check for doneness, if the potatoes and chicken drums are soft and easily pierced with the fork they are ready.
- If the chicken and potatoes have not browned up as much as you would like, turn the broil setting on the oven and broil for 5 minutes. Watch carefully, or they will burn.
- Remove from the oven and serve right away in the baking dish or transfer to a warm serving plate.
Bon appetite and don’t forget to Pin this to your “dinner ideas” folder on Pinterest. You’ll be glad you did, later!