Roasted Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 9, 2012

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

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Meghan March 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

This sounds really yummy!


Carla Easley March 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Yummy! Really great meal idea at a GREAT price :)


sassy March 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Sounds fantastic. I don’t understand how 3 chicken breasts equal 4 serving though.


C Blue March 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

2 servings must be 1 breast split betwen 2 children.


Abigail's Mommy March 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm

You could add carrots to make it a true one pot dish.


ann b March 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

feel kinda dumb asking it but do you cover with tin foil?


Mary March 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

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. =-)


Hanna April 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Can I use red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead?


Katie May 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

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?


Meghan September 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Approx. how many calories per serving?


Erin September 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm

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 :(


Nathalie October 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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


kristin February 2, 2013 at 12:38 am

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!!!!


Becky February 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

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!


Martha September 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Is it boneless and skinless chicken?


Brahbra May 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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


Aimee May 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm

In 2012 the chicken was probably cheaper! Making this now….. Hoping for a good turn out:)


Angel Ayala July 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I buy chicken breast for $1.99 lb. Just saying.


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