Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

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1 hours y 55 minutes
Calories: 237
2 people

Do you love roast chicken? This is one of those dishes everyone should know how to prepare! Roast chicken is a traditional dish in many countries, and each family has its own version and secrets to make it delicious. This oven-roasted chicken with potatoes and onions is a very simple and delicious version that you will surely love.

Now, there are some important things to keep in mind when preparing this dish. The first is to choose a good quality chicken and marinate it well with herbs and spices to give it a lot of flavor. It's also important not to overcook the potatoes and onions so that they stay soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. With these little details, your roast chicken will turn out perfect!

As a story, let me tell you that in my family, preparing an oven-roasted chicken is a tradition for family gatherings. Every time we get together, someone takes charge of preparing the chicken and we all collaborate in the preparation of the vegetables. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon with family and enjoy a delicious dinner!

Before you start the recipe, I leave you some variations that you will surely love, and at the end of the step by step, I will give you more tips to make it perfect. Among our more than 100 chicken recipes, we have some like oven-roasted chicken wings, an exquisite and easy-to-prepare dish, and healthier than its fried version, Garlic Chicken, which is a delicacy, and of course, chicken drumsticks.

Ingredients for Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Onions for 2 people

  • 1 chicken of 1.5 kg
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary

How to make the recipe Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F. This is important so that the chicken cooks evenly and browns properly.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes into thick slices and place them in a baking tray. Peel and cut the onions into thick slices and add them to the tray with the potatoes. Placing the vegetables in the baking tray will give them an even cook and allow them to absorb the flavors of the chicken and rosemary
  3. Season the chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper and place it in the tray with the vegetables. Add the chopped garlic cloves and fresh rosemary sprig to the tray. The olive oil will help brown the chicken and give it a mild and delicious flavor. The salt and pepper will add more flavor to the chicken. The garlic and rosemary will give a delicious aroma and flavor to the vegetables and chicken.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and golden. To check if the chicken is cooked, you can insert a meat thermometer into the thigh without touching the bone. It should show an internal temperature of at least 165.2°F. You can also cut the thigh in half and make sure the inside is well cooked and without any traces of blood. If the chicken is golden and crispy on the outside, it means it's ready. Serve hot.
  5. I hope this recipe has helped you and now I leave you a few tips to make the chicken perfect:

Notes and Tips

This delicious Roast Chicken can be accompanied with:
The oven-roasted chicken with potatoes and onion is a complete and nutritious dish in itself, but if you want to add something more to the table, here I suggest some side options:


Green salad: A simple salad of lettuce, tomato, and onion will give a fresh and crispy touch to the dish.

Roasted vegetables: You can add some oven-roasted vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, or squash to increase the amount of vegetables in the dish.

Rice: A plate of cooked rice or a whole grain rice pilaf are perfect options to accompany the roast chicken.

Bread: A fresh and crispy bread like a baguette or garlic bread would be an excellent option to dip in the juice of the chicken and vegetables.

Sauce: A homemade tomato sauce or a mustard sauce would give an additional touch of flavor to the dish.

And here are some suggestions to keep in mind when preparing the oven-roasted chicken with potatoes and onions:

Use a fresh or frozen chicken: Make sure to use a fresh or frozen chicken of good quality to get the best taste and texture. If you use a frozen chicken, make sure to defrost it completely before cooking.

Season the chicken appropriately: Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to the chicken to give it flavor and help it brown properly. You can also add other condiments like garlic, rosemary, or thyme to give more flavor to the chicken.

Cut the potatoes and onions into thick slices: Cutting the vegetables into thick slices will allow them to cook evenly and absorb the flavors of the chicken and rosemary.

Use an appropriate baking tray: Make sure to use a baking tray of the appropriate size so that the chicken and vegetables fit comfortably and cook evenly.

Monitor the temperature and cooking time: Make sure to cook the chicken long enough so that it is well cooked and safe to eat. It is also important to monitor the oven temperature to prevent the chicken from burning or cooking unevenly.

Add spices: You can add spices like cumin, turmeric, or paprika to the chicken to give it a different flavor touch. You can also use spices in the vegetables to change their taste.

Use different types of chicken: Instead of using a whole chicken, you can use chicken thighs or breasts to vary the dish. You can also use boneless chicken or chicken fillets to make the dish easier to eat.

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