I was raised on this simple, traditional Italian style chicken dish; served at practically every special occasion always at weddings. Births, deaths and everything else in between claim the dish as well, It just works! Perfect dinner entrée to accompany the artichoke feta salad!
2 Chickens,cut up or 2 pkgs of precut chicken
3 sweet onions peeled and quartered
8-10 potatoes, scrubbed & quartered
2 tsp dried whole rosemary
1 tsp dried basil
fresh ground salt& pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees farenheit
In a very large shallow baking dish arrange the chicken pieces, potatoes and onions
Sprinkle with rosemary, basil, salt & pepper
Lightly pour the olive oil over the entire dish
Bake until chicken is cooked through and golden brown
and potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork and are nicely browned, about 1 1/2 hours.
You may need to reduce the heat to 400-375 degrees if chicken is browning too quickly.
Arrange on a shallow serving dish and serve with a large salad a a good bottle of wine!
On special occasions this dish is also served with a lightly sauced penne. If you prefer to serve the chicken with a pasta dish, you can omit the potatoes from the baking process.
Double or triple the recipe for a perfect party choice. It’s a real party pleaser.
This is just fabulous chicken, Everyone you serve it to will enjoy it !!