This dish came my way via Food Network Magazine, and it was incredible. Normally, I wouldn't try onions on their own, but after tasting these babies along with everything else, I dared, and it was wonderful... the onions were so sweet and delicious, they were a-ok all by themselves. The potatoes were awesome; light and fluffy inside with a nice crunch outside. The chicken was great, too!
I'd never have considered making roast chicken on a weeknight, but this is how ya do it, and do it well:
Spanish Chicken and Potato Roast Source Food Network
- 1 1/2 pounds large Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs (5 to 6 thighs)
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- Freshly ground pepper
- 4 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
- 2 lemons (1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges)
- 2 large or 3 medium red onions, halved and thinly sliced
Position a rack in the upper third of the oven. Place a large cast-iron baking dish or a rimmed baking sheet on the rack and preheat to 500 degrees F. Put the potatoes, garlic, olive oil, 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large microwave-safe baking dish and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap, pierce the plastic in a few places with a knife and microwave 8 minutes to partially cook.
Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with the paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add 2 tablespoons parsley and the lemon juice; toss to coat. Set aside.
Remove the hot baking dish from the oven; carefully add the potatoes and spread in an even layer. Scatter the onions on top. Roast until the potatoes start to brown, about 12 minutes.
Flip the potatoes and lay the chicken pieces on top, adding any accumulated juices from the bowl; return to the oven and roast until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 12 more minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley. Serve with the lemon wedges.