Garlic chicken with herbed potatoes

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Serves: 4

By geordiemacminx



  • 8 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1-2 pinches light muscovado sugar

  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped

  • 8-12 chicken leg or thighs, with skins on

  • 2 lemons

  • 4 bulbs garlic

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped

  • 4-8 sprigs rosemary lightly crushed

  • 1kg new potatoes


  1. Make the marinade by whisking together the oil, mustard, vinegar and herbs.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and a large pinch or 2 of sugar.
  3. Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon.
  4. Put the chicken in a non metallic bowl and pour the marinade over it.
  5. Add the remaining lemon halves and leave to marinade, for between 2 hours and overnight.
  6. An hour before you want to eat preheat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6, slice the tops off the garlic, halve potatoes, drain most of the marinade into a roasting tin, add the potatoes and garlic, toss to coat in oil then roast uncovered for 20 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken rosemary and lemon halves, toss to mix, arrange chicken skin side up, season well and roast for 45 minutes.

Handy Hint

Serve immediately with green salad, crusty bread and wine!

Additional Information

  • Kids can help

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

  • Make Ahead

  • Potato

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  • geordiemacminx 29/01/08 15:52

    Really simple to make, smells fab as its cooking - tastes even beter!