Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One Pot Wednesday: Chicken with Potato and Kale

I have some interesting things in the works for this blog.....the first being: One Pot Wednesdays.....every Wednesday I am going to post a 1 pot/pan/dish recipe.....first up this week: Chicken w/ Potato and Kale. Hopefully these recipes will give be easy enough that it inspires you to try them in your own kitchen.....and as always...stay consumed!

This Chicken with Potato and Kale is simple but flavorful.  You basically throw everything in a roasting pan and pop it in the oven. The veggies help keep the chicken moist. Give this a wont be disappointed!

8 chicken legs (I used the thighs....but you can also use whole chicken legs or chicken breasts. If you use the whole chicken leg or big chicken breasts, make a cut at the joint so the chicken will cook all the way through )
1.5 lb kale (I "cheated" and used the ones from the grocery store that have already been stemmed, cut, and washed)
1 medium onion sliced very thinly
1.5 lb potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4in thick
Olive Oil
Fresh Ground Pepper
Lemon wedges (optional, for serving)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. In a large roasting pan toss the kale, potatoes, and onions with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Make sure that the kale, potatoes, and onions are well coated with the olive oil. 
  3. Sprinkle the chicken (top and bottom) with salt and pepper and paprika. I didn't really measure how much salt and pepper I used...just kind of guesstimated. Sprinkle generously with the salt and the paprika. 
  4. Set the chicken in the pan on top of the vegetables (nestle them in a little bit)
  5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and put in the oven for 25 minutes
  6. Remove the foil and cook for another 30 minutes
  7. Serve the chicken and veggies with a lemon wedge for extra flavor. 


  1. yum! i love that combination. i do the same except in the form of a soup! and i add sausage!!

  2. I should cook that for Wyatt (minus the salt)~~

  3. If I use leg quarters (cheaper) and too lazy to cut them, you think I could brown and precook them a little on a pan and then bake?

  4. @goosey: he could chew on the gaibei :P
    @lich: its actually pretty easy to dont have to cut thru the bone. just slice thru the meat a little...but if you dont want to cut could brown it or if you're super lazy about prob dont even need to do that....what I'd do is keep it covered with foil for an extra 5-10 minutes.....

    if you try it...let me know how it turns out :)

  5. i made it for dinner today! it was a complete hit!!!! both my parents and my husband and my 2yr old daughter ALL loved it!!! the oils and juices from the chicken as it bakes made all the veggies loaded with flavor. even my dad.... who would usually just politely shove his kale to the side of his plate actually ate em all up! not even a spec of green left on his plate!!! and the hardest part of this recipe was prepping the kale =P THANK YOU, ANNE =)