Bacon Roast Chicken with Potatoes

Bacon Roast Chicken with Potatoes


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About this recipe: Bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks and thighs with baby new potatoes, roasted with onions and herbs - a very delicious and simple dinner. We love dark chicken meat, but you can use chicken breasts if your prefer. My husband loves it.


Serves: 6 

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 12 rashers streaky bacon
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 675g baby new potatoes
  • Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon chilli spice blend
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  2. Wrap each chicken piece in a rasher of bacon, trying to cover as much of the chicken as possible. Place the wrapped chicken pieces in a 20x30cm baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the onion over the chicken. Push potatoes down into the spaces between the chicken pieces and around the edge of the dish.
  3. Combine the chives, basil, garlic granules, chilli blend and black pepper in a small bowl, and sprinkle the seasoning to taste over the chicken and potatoes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, until the bacon is crisp and brown and the potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with salt, if desired, and serve hot.

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Reviews (8)


Altered ingredient amounts. 15 minutes before end of cooking I smeared a tablespoon of Acacia honey over the chicken pieces. The sweetness really complimented the flavour. - 15 Mar 2010


really yummy - bit like a mini roast. - 28 Apr 2010


Really delicious. The smell alone made everybody hungry before they had even eaten it. - 15 Mar 2010

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