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Chicken And Potato Tray Bake With Dipping Sauce

Chicken And Potato Tray Bake With Dipping Sauce

Chicken and potato tray bake with dipping sauce is a straightforward, gluten free and super delicious one-pan dinner.

Made from simple ingredients: chicken leg quarters and raw potatoes and marinated with homemade pepper – garlic marinade. Since I didn’t want the leftover marinade to go to waste, I made a dip out of it.

Here are the ingredients used to make chicken bake with potatoes

  • 2 chicken leg quarters (about 700 g/ 1 ½ lbs)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red sweet pepper (about 160 g/ 6.3 oz)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (approx. 8 g (about 0.3 oz) fresh ginger, grated, would also work.)
  • 1 fresh chilli pepper, OPTIONAL
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 700 g (1 1/2 lbs.) potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Ingredients for dipping sauce

  • Leftover marinade
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil

How to make chicken tray bake with potatoes and a dipping sauce

Peel and coarsely chop onion and garlic. Wash the sweet red pepper and chilli pepper, remove the core, and roughly chop into bite-sized pieces as well.

Add onion, garlic, sweet pepper and chili pepper to a food processor and blend. Transfer the marinade mixture to a casserole dish, then stir in the spices and set aside.

Pat dry chicken quarters with paper towels and separate them into thighs and drumsticks. Using the tip of the knife, prick the meat for the marinade to penetrate better and deeper into the meat. Next peel, wash and cut the potatoes into wedges.

Add the chicken and potatoes to a casserole dish with the marinade. Using your hands coat the chicken and wedges with marinade evenly. Cover with cling film and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  • Feel free to use a mixing bowl with a cover or resealable plastic bag if you don’t want to get your hands dirty.

About 10 minutes before cooking take the casserole dish out of the fridge to bring it to room temperature and preheat oven to 200 °C (392 °F), with both top and bottom heat.

After transfer the chicken and potatoes to a large baking sheet (baking tray) lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Turn the chicken and potatoes halfway.

In the meantime, make the dipping sauce to serve with the chicken and potatoes.

How to make the dipping sauce for chicken and potato bake

To make the sauce, simply pour about 250 ml (1 cup) water into the casserole dish with the leftover marinade and mix well, while scrapping up all the marinade from all side with a spatula.

Pour the marinade mixture into a saucepan or small pot. Add sugar, sunflower oil, tomato paste and combine well. Bring to a boil and let cook for about 15 minutes. Keep stirring in between so that it doesn’t burn at the bottom. Season with salt and pepper if necessary and remove from the heat.

After 45 minutes, transfer the potatoes onto a serving platter. Put the baking sheet with chicken back into the oven, turn the oven to grill setting and grill the chicken for about 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the meat, so that it won’t burn.

Serve the chicken and potatoes with dipping sauce and enjoy.

Love this chicken and potato bake recipe? Try my jerk chicken in the oven, oven baked bbq chicken legs and oven roasted bbq potato wedges recipes, too.

Chicken And Potato Tray Bake With Dipping Sauce

Chicken and potato tray bake with dipping sauce is a straightforward, gluten free and super delicious one-pan dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main dish
Cuisine: African
Keyword: chicken tray bake with potatoes, one pan meal
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken leg quarters (about 700 g/ 1 ½ lbs)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red sweet pepper pepper (about 160 g/6.3 oz)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (approx. 8 g (about 0.3 oz) freshginger, grated, would also work.)
  • 1 fresh chilli pepper OPTIONAL
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 700 g (1 1/2 lbs.) potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

For the dipping sauce

  • leftover marinade
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil

Instructions

  • Peel and coarsely chop onion and garlic. Wash the sweet red pepper and chilli pepper, remove the core, and roughly chop into bite-sized pieces as well. Add onion, garlic, sweet pepper and chili pepper to a blender or food processor and blend.
  • Transfer the marinade mixture to a casserole dish, then stir in the spices and set aside. Pat dry chicken quarters with paper towels and separate them into thighs and drumsticks.
  • Using the tip of the knife, prick the meat for the marinade to penetrate better and deeper into the meat. Next peel, wash and cut the potatoes into wedges.
  • Add the chicken and potatoes to a casserole dish with the marinade. Using your hands coat the chicken and wedges with marinade evenly. *Feel free to use a mixing bowl with a cover or resealable plastic bag if you don’t want to get your hands dirty.
  • Cover with cling film and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight. About 10 minutes before cooking take the casserole dish out of the fridge to bring it to room temperature and preheat oven to 200 °C (392 °F), with both top and bottom heat.
  • After transfer the chicken and potatoes to a large baking sheet (baking tray) lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Turn the chicken and potatoes halfway. In the meantime, make the dipping sauce
  • To make the sauce, simply pour about 250 ml (1 cup) water into the casserole dish with the leftover marinade and mix well, while scrapping up all the marinade from all side with a spatula.
  • Pour the marinade mixture into a saucepan or small pot. Add sugar, sunflower oil, tomato paste and combine well. Bring to a boil and let cook for about 15 minutes. Keep stirring in between so that it doesn’t burn at the bottom. Season with salt and pepper if necessary and remove from the heat.
  • After 45 minutes, transfer the potatoes onto a serving platter. Put the baking sheet with chicken back into the oven, turn the oven to grill setting and grill the chicken for about 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the meat, so that it won’t burn.
  • Serve the chicken and potatoes with dipping sauce and enjoy.

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