Tested till perfect Golden Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Golden Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Golden Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Let your guests squeeze the mellow garlic onto their servings of this succulent chicken dish requested by a reader on our "Fare Share" page in the September issue.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 3 3chicken legchicken legs, (2-1/2 lb/1.25 kg)
  • 3 3chicken breastchicken breasts, (2-1/2 lb.1.25 kg)
  • 3 3sweet potatosweet potatoes, (2 lb/1 kg)
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsplemon juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcrumbled dried rosemary, (or 3 tbsp/50 mL minced fresh)
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
  • 1 tsp 1tsppepper
  • 4 4whole heads garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tsp 1tspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 8Fresh rosemary sprigFresh rosemary sprigs
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Trim chicken and cut into pieces, severing legs at joint and cutting breasts in half, crosswise.

Peel potatoes; cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. In bowl, combine potatoes, chicken, lemon juice, vegetable oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes in single layer in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. Arrange chicken, skin side up, over potatoes. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Trim tops from garlic heads; brush with olive oil. Nestle, cut side down, into chicken and potatoes. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven, basting occasionally, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and potatoes are tender, 1 to 1-1/4 hours. Halve garlic heads lengthwise to make 8 portions. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 402 pro 35g total fat 15g sat. fat 3g
carb 32g fibre 2g chol 116mg sodium 402mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 16 vit A 158 vit C 38
folate 10
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