Roasted Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes

Our house is now on the market. Which means I’m in “do-all-it-takes-to-keep-it-super-clean” mode. I’m coming up with as many shortcuts and time savers as I can to keep the house clean and picked up throughout the day. We’ve already had 2 showings…another one on the calendar for this weekend. In anticipation of this “someone could be coming to look any time,” I’ve decided that most of our meals will be baked.

No need to dirty the stove-top.

No time to clean up any spills or overflows.

This is the first “house on the market bakes” I’ve made. Thus far. I imagine many more in our future. (For more easy cleanup dinners, visit One Dish Dinners!)

Garlic. Don’t skimp on it when you make this roasted chicken and red potatoes. Be liberal. Very liberal.

(I should note that you could also use fresh garlic…I’d use 8-10 cloves, crushed or minced!)

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Roasted Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 45 minutes


  • 3 chicken breasts, about 1 1/4 lb. ($2.50)
  • 6 medium red potatoes, about 2-3 lbs., quartered ($.99) $1.99/5 lb. bag
  • Olive oil, drizzled on top ($.05)
  • Balsamic vinegar, drizzled on top ($.05)
  • 2 tsp minced dried garlic, or couple cloves fresh garlic, minced or crushed ($.10)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh or frozen veggies, or side salad ($1)



  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Place the chicken in the bottom of a 9×13 glass baking dish. Add the quartered red potatoes around and on top of the chicken.
  • Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top and as well as the garlic. Be liberal with the garlic :)
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through and the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Prepare the veggies as directed or your favorite way.
  • Serve Roasted Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes and veggies.

Cost $4.69

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    • Mary says

      Don’t cover it. You want to roast the chicken and potatoes and brown them. And don’t feel dumb asking — that’s how we learn. =-)

  1. Katie says

    I love the $5 dinner for my husband and I, but we both come from a very large family. So how can I stay in a reasonable budget when I cook for them, but still make something tasty and different?

  2. Erin says

    I just tried this recipe for dinner. The potatoes came out hard and the dinner wasn’t very flavorful. Maybe the potatoes need to be baked or boiled a bit before hand? The chicken came out nice and tender, but very bland :(

  3. Nathalie says

    I just made this for dinner & OMG! It was so delicious! Thank you so much for this super easy recipe that tastes amazing.

  4. kristin says

    This recipe is very good! I added a little extra balsamic vinegar as well as garlic. The next time i made it I added mushrooms and shallot with little bit of fresh basil and it was delicious! Awesome recipe!!!!

  5. Becky says

    made this tonight… added my veggies (squash and onions) into the dish. the potatoes did come out a little under-cooked, next time I will either put them on the bottom or just on top of the chicken with the veggies on top. make sure to add plenty of garlic for flavor. I also really like balsamic so I added a good amount of that too. I will definitely be making this again!

  6. Brahbra says

    Where do you find chicken breast for less than $2.50/lb? It’s about $4.59/lb around here…


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