Smoky Chicken and Potatoes

I put up my Christmas tree this weekend and it seemed a little strange to be doing it when the temperature was in the 50s.  Tomorrow we are having our work holiday party and it’s supposed to be almost 65 degrees.  Strange.  I feel like when it’s December and I’m decorating for Christmas that I should be making food like soup, chili, cookies or some other cold weather comfort food.  But when it’s not very cold out, what is there to make?  I’ve been trying to stock up on chicken when it’s on sale lately so that’s pretty much all I had in my freezer.  I’ve been eyeballing this recipe for Smoky Chicken and Potatoes so I decided this was as good a time as any to make it.

Chicken breasts, potato, sweet potato, green pepper, onion and lemon are tossed with garlic and smoked paprika and roasted in the oven until the chicken and potatoes are perfectly cooked.  You can use all white potatoes or all sweet potatoes for this recipe but I loved the combination of both here.  The chicken is juicy, the potatoes are tender and the addition of lemon and parsley adds a fresh touch.  The smoked paprika gives a ton of flavor to the whole dish.  This dish was simple to make and didn’t stand a chance before it was all gone.  Next time I’m craving sweet potatoes, I’ll remember to make this again.

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The ingredients:

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In a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray, combine chicken potatoes, onion, green pepper and garlic.  Toss with olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper.

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Squeeze lemon wedges over the mixture and add wedges to the baking dish.

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Bake in a 450°F oven for 30 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees, stirring once after 20 minutes.  Top with parsley before serving.

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Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Family Circle Magazine

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