Friday, August 12, 2011

One pot roast chicken & potatoes

As much as I love to cook anything from breakfast to the evening meal to baked goods, I often get stumped over the most simplest of ingredients, that being chicken and beef. There has to be about 3 trillion recipes for each but sometimes you're just spoilt for choice. I had chicken legs defrosted and really wasn't feeling inspired. A quick 'google' and a recipe showed up for "Chicken Drumsticks and Roast Potatoes in a Rich Tomato Sauce". I've just adjusted it here and there and called it a "One Pot Roast Chicken & Potatoes" dish. It was quick, easy and tasty. Just what I needed after a busy day.

One Pot Roast Chicken & Potatoes
(based on "Chicken drumstick and roast potatoes in a rich tomato sauce")

chicken drumsticks or pieces
potatoes, peeled, cut into quarters
1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 tablespoon tomato paste/ketchup
3 teaspoons dried rosemary or thyme
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
steamed vegetables, to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Place drumsticks and potatoes in a single layer in a large roasting pan. Combine stock and tomato paste/ketchup in a small saucepan over a medium/low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until combined. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Combine rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle over chicken and potatoes. Sprinkle garlic over chicken and potatoes. Pour stock mixture into base of roasting pan (do not pour over chicken). Drizzle oil over chicken and potatoes. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  3. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve with steamed vegetables.
Note:  I added a teaspoon of instant gravy powder mixed with a little water to the sauce and stirred until thickened on the stove top.



  1. Delicious!! I love chicken...I think I could eat it every day and not get sick of it. There are so many different ways to prepare it.

  2. Hi Anne :-) I found you through small birdie! Your chicken looks delicious, I'll have to give it a go. I love using chicken drumsticks. I have a few great chicken recipes posted on my blog if you're ever in search of some other inspiration!

  3. ummm, this looks lovely.
    Thanks so much for coming by..come again soon.
    xo bj

  4. It's pot roast - with chicken! I love it! You have the best recipes Anne!

  5. Yum! Your food pictures are amazing. I can never get enough chicken recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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