Thursday, January 9, 2014

Garlic Chicken and Potatoes {Cooking Time}

A couple days ago I joined Brittany over at Life Changes for her Do Something New monthly link-up. This month I challenged myself (and my mom) to try cooking some healthy recipes. :) 
So here is the first recipe I found. I found it on the Food Network website. Please excuse my lack of pictures, I think I was too excited to eat it and how amazing our kitchen smelled. 

Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
photo courtesy of the Food Network 
2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 lemon (1/2 juiced, 1/2 cut into wedges)
Pinch of red pepper flakes
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

  • Cut the potatoes in small slices or quartered depending on the potatoes' size
  • Position the oven rack on the lower third of the oven and preheat to 425 degree F.
  • Toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil,  3/4 tablespoon salt and pepper to taste. Spread them over a large baking dish and put them to roast in the oven until potatoes begin to brown (~ 20-25 mins)
  • While potatoes are roasting, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and add the finely chopped garlic, stirring occasionally until nice and golden. 
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, half a 1/2 juice and red pepper flakes. 
  • When potatoes finish roasting, remove the baking dish from the oven and push the potatoes to the sides. Add the chicken breasts on the middle of the dish. Season the chicken with salt and drizzle with the garlic mixture. 
  • Return the dish to the oven until the chicken is cooked, and the potatoes are nice and tender. (~ 30-35 mins) 
  • When the chicken is finished, slice it and serve with some potatoes!! Enjoy!!!!

//Extra Tips//
Our chicken was not browning like in the picture. 
So we left the chicken in the oven a little longer and it came out a little dry. 
I read on the recipe reviews that they cooked the chicken on a skillet for a bit before putting it in the oven.
 I think that is a great idea. We will try it next time. :) 
Also we think our chicken breasts were a bit bigger than in the ingredient list, so I think they needed more of the garlic mixture.
Other than that I think it was delish, definitely something different. 

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  1. It looks so good. I wonder if you can put it in the crock pot? What do you think?

  2. this looks so yummy. can you come over and cook for me or send me a plate. hehe :P

    come read this and let me know your thoughts

  3. I think you can. let me if you try it!! :)

  4. hahah. sure let me send you some.. hehe.

  5. This looks really yummy!! I have been on the lookout for some recipes to make for my boyfriends dad so this one might be a good one!

  6. Its in the crock pot right now! Hope it comes out good.

  7. omg!!! Let me know how it turned out!!! :)

  8. It was yummy!!! If you try it let me know how it turned out! :)

  9. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! Like seriously. One of the best meals I have ever made. It had a sweet and spicy kick to it. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!! Thanks so much for this.


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