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Garlicky Chicken Dinner

Flavorful bone-in chicken is enhanced by herbs, lemon and hearty vegetables in this savory meal-in-one entree. —Shannon Norris, Cudahy, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 small lemon, sliced
  • 1 package (5 ounces) fresh spinach


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, carrots, onion, oil, garlic, 1 teaspoon thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix paprika and the remaining thyme, salt and pepper. Sprinkle chicken with paprika mixture; arrange over vegetables. Top with lemon slices. Roast until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender, 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Top vegetables with spinach. Roast until vegetables are tender and spinach is wilted, 8-10 minutes longer. Stir vegetables to combine; serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece chicken with 1 cup vegetables: 264 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 548mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • joan.kelley
    Aug 15, 2020

    Loved it! I did pack in more veggies because we love veggies! Tasty and filling. Good recipe!

  • Janet
    Dec 5, 2019

    Easy, tasty, one dish meal. I followed the recipe exactly and my husband and I both enjoyed it. Unlike other reviewers, I found the cooking time accurate. My only criticism is the number of servings. I would say it feeds four, not eight.

  • keimcowan
    Jan 21, 2019

    No comment left

  • Leilana
    Dec 7, 2018

    I was not impressed with this dish. I didn't think it had all that much flavor. And like another poster said, it took twice as long to cook.

  • Rebecca
    Nov 15, 2018

    While it does have good flavor, the dish took twice as long to cook as recommended. It was disappointing for my family who were hungry!

  • Ashley
    Oct 2, 2018

    Easy one pan dish that had lots of flavor and our entire family enjoyed. Didn’t make any modifications to recipe. Thanks!