Potatoes That Taste Better Than the Chicken

“This delicious recipe for chicken and potatoes is courtesy of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in his appearance on the Martha Stewart show. It is the best roasted chicken I've ever made, and the potatoes are to die for. I did not remove the wings when I made this, and I increased the cooking time to 25 minutes per side to make sure it was done. I also used olive oil instead of grapeseed oil with great results, and regular sea salt instead of fleur de sel was just fine. Enjoy!”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Butter a medium roasting pan with 3 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons oil.
  3. Place potatoes in a single layer in roasting pan.
  4. Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper.
  5. Place liver, rosemary, thyme, and garlic inside cavity of chicken.
  6. Using kitchen twine, tie legs together to enclose.
  7. Rub chicken with remaining 3 tablespoons each of butter and oil.
  8. Place chicken on top of potatoes on one of its sides.
  9. Transfer roasting pan to oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  10. Turn chicken onto its other side and continue roasting 20 minutes more.
  11. Turn chicken, breast side up, and add 2 tablespoons water to pan.
  12. Continue roasting until juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 10 to 20 minutes more.
  13. Carve chicken in roasting pan allowing the juices to combine with the potatoes.
  14. Serve from the roasting pan, spooning pan juices over potatoes.
  15. Sprinkle with fleur de sel.

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