Lemon Rosemary Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

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This dish is easy enough to put together for any weeknight meal and presents beautifully for a get together with company. The lemony, garlic, rosemary sauce is a welcome accompaniment to the tender, succulent chicken and vegetables. I chose to add carrots to the original recipe as they go well with red potatoes and adds nice color to the presentation.

Lemon,Rosemary,Garlic,Chicken and Potatoes
Southern Living JANUARY 2014

Makes 6 servings

You will need:
6 chicken legs
4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin on
2 pounds small red potatoes
1/2 pound peeled carrots

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cut potatoes in half or quarters if too large.
Place a large roasting pan on the stovetop over 2 burners. Over medium high heat, add 3 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Place chicken skin side down in pan, add potatoes and carrots and cook until chicken starts to brown, 10-15 minutes.

While the chicken cooks, make the sauce. In a medium bowl, mix the following ingredients. The original recipe calls for 10 cloves of garlic, you can cut that amount in half for a milder garlic flavor.

1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (3.5-oz.) jar capers, drained
2 lemons, sliced
10 garlic cloves minced
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Turn chicken over and cover in lemon sauce.
Bake for 50 minutes until chicken is done (165 degrees) and potatoes and carrots are tender. Spoon sauce over chicken and vegetables and serve.

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