Chicken with Potato

Chicken with Potato |

As you know chicken is one of the most beneficial nutrition, which is so important for child growth. Moreover, it has no negative effect on old people’s health like red meat. Everyone should eat it without any fear. But of course the cooking style matters. If you prefer frying, you make it impossible to mention the benefits of chicken although you create a scrumptious dish.

I perefer a better and easier way, saving its nutritional value: baking it in oven, which is as tasty as fried one. Also, you don’t need to clean your kitchen deeply as you do after frying, which is so important for me as I’m a working girl. I can count a lot of reasons here why I love cooking it in oven. Then you have to wait longer to read the recipe, so not to make you angry, I’ll stop here and tell you how to cook this hearty chicken with potato easily.

Firinda Patatesli Tavuk

Ingredients (serving: 2)
•    4 chicken legs
•    2 middle potatoes
•    2 tomatoes
•    2 green peppers
•    6 cloves garlic
•    ½ tbsp pepper or tomato paste
•    3 tbsp olive oil
•    2 tsp salt
•    1 tsp black pepper
•    1 tsp red pepper flakes
•    1 tsp thyme
•    3 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 200C (400F)

Coat a small oven tray with 1 tbsp olive oil.

Peel the potatoes, cut them in apple slices and place them in the oiled tray. We should put the potato slices first because the cooking time of them is longer than chicken.

Discard the seeds of peppers, chop them in big pieces and place them on potatoes.

Remove the skin of chicken legs. If you love them, you can leave. Rinse the chicken pieces in water. Rub each chicken legs with the spices given above. And put them on potatoes and green peppers.

Slice the tomatoes in big pieces and lay them on chicken pieces. Do not slice the garlic cloves, just peel them and intersperse in the tray randomly. Sprinke 2 tsp salt on it.

Dilute ½ tbsp tomato/pepper paste in 3 tbsp water and pour it on the raw dish. Finally add the the rest of the olive oil and put the tray in oven. Cook it about an hour. When you check it poking one of the legs with a knife at the end of this time, it shouldn’t be juicy or the color inside shouldn’t be pink. You can cook it about 10 minutes more if you hink it’s not cooked enough.

You can serve rice with carrot as a side dish near this hearty chicken cooked in oven. And serving them with a season salad is a must.


  1. says

    This looks great. Baking can be a very flavorful treatment for chicken, if care is taken to ensure that it doesn’t dry out. This looks wonderful!

  2. says

    I love baked chicken and baked chicken recipes. It’s one of the most flavorful ways to cook it. Thanks.

  3. says

    I prefer baking too, you are so right when you say frying is messy. This looks delicious! So flavorful and comforting.

  4. says

    Mmmm – this baked chicken sounds marvelous! The potatoes and tomatoes add to a wonderful heartiness and rice would definitely be my choice.

  5. says

    Thank you all for your comments. I hope you try and enjoy it.
    Mely- Thank you so much for the award. I’m very excited once more with such an award.So kind of you.

  6. Leesie says

    What are ‘middle’ potatoes? and ‘pepper’-or-tomato paste (is there a pepper paste like tomato paste?

    Could you clarify? thanks!


  7. says

    Leesie –
    I mean middle sized potatoes.
    Pepper paste is just like tomato paste, but it’s more common in Turkish cuisine. Pepper paste is made of red bell peppers and it is made in large amounts in summer as it must be dried under sun. I think you can find it in Asian markets. But if you don’t have a chance of finding it, tomato paste is OK.
    I hope this reply is helpful.

  8. Leesie says

    Thank you Zerrin. I see I will learn a lot here from you! I will look for it someday when I am near an Asian market, but for now will use the tomato paste ;o)

  9. Tric says

    Hey, I know this is an older post, but I want to try this dish out. Just wondering what sort of green peppers you mean?

  10. says

    Tric- This is one of my favorite dish as it’s easy and yummy. Any fresh green pepper will work fine for this dish. Enjoy!

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