Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potato Wedges

A quick, easy oven-roasted chicken thighs with Ariosto spice mix, fresh rosemary and maple syrup.

  • 2 / 550 g Chicken thighs
  • 5 Potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1+1/2 tbsp Ariosto seasoning for meat
  • 2 tbsp Duck fat, melted (or olive oil)
  • 8 Grape tomatoes
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  1. Heat oven to 200C/400F. Thoroughly clean the chicken legs with warm water and drain. Make a couple of slits on the meaty part of chicken thighs. Peel the potatoes and cut into wedges.
  2. Place the cleaned chicken legs and the prepared potato wedges in a shallow baking tray, add in Ariosto seasoning and melted duck fat, then toss until well-coated. Add in grape tomatoes and rosemary sprigs.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes until chicken and potatoes are fork tender. Brush the chicken with maple syrup and broil for 5 minutes.


Roxan 23/12/10 21:36

This dish is beautiful! I think it would be especially great in place of turkey. Is turkey a Chrismas dish or is that only for thanksgiving? I never realyl paid attention to that because I don't like turkey that much ;]
This does look quite wonderful though. I love the addition of fresh rosemary and maple syrup. Yum!

Cherine 23/12/10 21:53

A scrumptious chicken dish!!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet 23/12/10 22:11

What a perfect dish! I actually have chicken in the fridge and needed a recipe - yours it what we having tonight for dinner. Happy Holidays!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 23/12/10 22:15

Looks simple but delicious! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Belinda @zomppa 23/12/10 22:20

Succulent! About to make a roast chicken in an hour! Happy holidays!

Carol 23/12/10 22:23

Delicious, simple, good comfort food! You got me with the maple syrup, love it with chicken!
Happy Holidays!

Fresh Local and Best 23/12/10 22:38

I like that you added duck fat to the recipe, it must make the chicken taste so good!

Karen 23/12/10 23:03

Angie, this looks lovely. It's nice to see some color and fresh herbs at this time of year. The maple syrup is such a nice touch. Frohe Weihnachten and all the best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to you and your family!

Chef Dennis Littley 24/12/10 00:15

I can eat roasted chicken almost every day, especially when you roast it with potatoes!! I love that you used duck fat, that must have made it evern more flavorful!!
Hope your holidays are happy and healthy!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 24/12/10 00:51

A fabulous pictures of chicken absolutely mouth watering!

Jeannie 24/12/10 01:11

I love this, simple yet so delicious looking! Wishing you & family a very Merry Christmas Angie:D

j3ss kitch3n 24/12/10 01:32

this is a fabulous dish for christmas Angie~ yummy!

Diethood.com 24/12/10 01:55

Great job, Angie - I love this recipe!

kitchen flavours 24/12/10 02:04

Delicious looking chicken! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Unknown 24/12/10 02:49

Hey Angie,

Beautiful chicken roast...Merry X'mas to you and your family dear!!God Bless!!:)



Anonymous 24/12/10 03:07

Lovely recipe. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family, Angie!

Love2cook Malaysia 24/12/10 03:11

OMG, this is so irresistible Angie!!! Am totally drooling here! :D

Kitchen Corner 24/12/10 07:17

This tray of roasted chicken is just nice for two! I think I would love make it for me and my hubby instead of roasting the whole chicken for xmas this year. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you!

Happy Flour 24/12/10 08:05

I'm drooling over your delicious meal already. This is just perfect for X'mas dinner. ;p Wishing you and your family a Merry X'mas and A Happy 2011.

Krishnaveni 24/12/10 08:40

delicious chicken recipe, yummy

Jennie 24/12/10 10:31

Oh my! Those pictures are mouthwatering! This looks delicious Angie!

Priya Suresh 24/12/10 11:00

Yummy roasted chicken and potatoes, truly tempting and inviting..

Carolyn 24/12/10 13:33

Wow, that looks fantastic and relatively easy. A great dinner combo!

Joanne 24/12/10 14:36

Simple dish with beautiful flavors! I love it.

Unknown 24/12/10 15:29

that is my kind of dish! how wonderful. looks utterly delicious.

Boulder Locavore 24/12/10 16:08

Oh Angie, this is just 'what the doctor ordered' as they say. I think if I eat one more sweet thing I may throw myself in front of a moving vehicle to put myself out of my own misery! I think I'm starting to LOOK more like Santa from all the sweets of the last weeks rather than getting cookies ready for him!

This dish sounds perfect to me right now. Rustic, homey, simple....and with no sprinkles or powdered sugar on top!

Thanks for your wonderful blog! You close the international miles with your wonderful recipes and charm. So glad we've met this year! Happy holidays.

Indonesia Eats 24/12/10 16:15

rosemary and duck fat make this roasted chicken taste better :)

Katrina (Betty Ray) 24/12/10 16:36

Mmmm, I love homey dishes like this. Can't wait to give this one a whirl. Thanks for posting it. And your photos are beautiful.

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 24/12/10 16:37

This looks yummy! Thank you for enlighten me regarding the yeast, I'm still on holiday will go back to Singapore soon. Wishing you a Merry Chirstmas and a Happy New Year! :)

noobcook 24/12/10 16:38

very festive looking and delicious. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Food For Tots 24/12/10 16:48

So tempting and festive! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family!

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 24/12/10 16:54

You know I love anything earthy and aromatic such as this lovely chicken dish.
Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and the Best New Year!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 24/12/10 16:56

This looks gorgeous! LOVE the fresh rosemary over it, makes it look even better. I don't cook with thighs too much but many have recommended it, I need to get some! Thanks!

Mary Bergfeld 24/12/10 16:57

What a lovely and easily accomplished dish. You have wonderful recipes. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

ICook4Fun 24/12/10 17:00

Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Emily Z 24/12/10 17:54

Yum, delicious and hearty! The rosemary sprigs add such a nice touch.

Shirley @ Kokken69 24/12/10 18:19

What a lovely dish! I can almost smell it here... Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmad, Angie!

Kitchen Boffin 24/12/10 20:31

Oooh! this is too much for me.. hw i wish i could grab that dish.. slurp :) amazing recipe and stunning pics

chow and chatter 24/12/10 21:30

Merry Christmas Angie looks tasty hugs


FOODESSA 24/12/10 23:55

Right about now...If it weren't fish supper night...I'd be devouring that roast chicken you made so well ;o)

Angie...I'll be coming back to see what I missed, but for now, I'm kind of doing my holiday rounds ;o)

Here's wishing you the very best of Holiday times and everything you so desire in the coming year ;o)
Ciao for now,

Peggy 25/12/10 00:37

That chicken looks absolutely stunning! Happy Holidays Angie!

tigerfish 25/12/10 00:57

Seriously, I would rather have this than turkey. I don't have turkey for Christmas anyway.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bakericious 25/12/10 01:13

Angie, the chicken looks so delicious. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Christine Ho 25/12/10 02:01

Roast chicken is our all-time favourite. Will have more during the holidays for sure.
Merry Christmas!

My Asian Kitchen 25/12/10 02:31

I like roast chicken easy and simple to make!! added rosemary must taste better,right? Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you and family!!

Cheah 25/12/10 11:43

Great dish for the festive season, Angie! Wishing you and your family Merry X'mas and a bright and wonderful 2011!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/12/10 12:17

A gorgeous meal!

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!



Elisabeth 25/12/10 14:55

Hi Angie-Love the roasted chicken legs, and thighs with the roasted potatoes. It's always a wonderful and comforting dish that everyone enjoys.
Wishing you and yours, a Very Merry Christmas!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 25/12/10 19:32

Wow now does that look AMAZING! I love roasted chicken but I especially love the thighs. There's so much more flavor. I love the addition of maple syrup and rosemary to the recipe, it sounds soooo good.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Jo 26/12/10 01:24

Gorgeous looking dish and so colourful as well. Have a great holiday.

ann low 26/12/10 02:02

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Angie :)

Cristina 26/12/10 05:49

I bet the maple syrup is the kicker in this beautiful chicken dish. Lovely with the roasted vegetables. Merry Christmas to you, Angie. :)

Wen 26/12/10 06:35

Happy Holidays & A blessed 2011!

MaryMoh 26/12/10 07:38

I'm so hungry now...need something quick. This should be it! :P But need to check out that Ariosto seasoning first. I better make a glass of hot drink first :D Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful time there.

Unknown 26/12/10 17:49

Yum, I love roasted chicken like this, especially since you added the maple syrup!

Beth 26/12/10 19:32

This chicken looks great. Roasted meat is always terrific!

Cooking Gallery 26/12/10 20:12

Beautiful roast! I wish you a merry Christmas with your family and friends :)!

Christo Gonzales 27/12/10 00:43

Looks delicious but I would eat ANYTHING that you prepared and I dont say that often - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Lorraine 27/12/10 01:51

Excellent, hearty dish for the family. Thanks for sharing it:)

Claudia 27/12/10 02:17

I ave been wondering about using duck fat. It must make it wonderfully rich. I love the touch of maple syrup at the end - and then it all comes together in one scrumptious dish.

♥peachkins♥ 27/12/10 05:16

those chicken thighs look perfect!

Sutapa 27/12/10 11:42

Simple yet delicious I like the use of duck fat I think it will enhance the taste of the chicken!
Here's wishing you all the joys of the season. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and A very Happy New Year!

Unknown 27/12/10 13:15

omg omg that looks stunning....want to grab them and eat right away :)

Kristen 27/12/10 17:35

What a gorgeous platter of food. I love how all of the colors go together. I am sure that chicken was wonderful.

Magic of Spice 29/12/10 01:01

What a stunning dish Angie, just gorgeous!

A Canadian Foodie 30/12/10 00:07

A very easy staple at our house, too... and absolutely delicious!
(Great photos!)

Maria 30/12/10 03:14

Definitely a family favorite (chicken and potatoes). I love adding fresh herbs and the spice mix sounds delicious.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 30/12/10 04:45

I think I somehow missed this post! What a gorgeous classic dish! So comforting!

tasteofbeirut 1/1/11 17:32

You got my curiosity here: what is ariosto seasoning? It must be good if you use it. Off to find out! Love the idea of the duck fat in the chicken dish.

Pei-Lin 4/1/11 14:21

I always love this kind of comfort food.

Happy New Year to you and your spouse!

Lauren 11/2/11 12:35

love the brush of maple syrup before broiling, thus the great color. Love this recipe.


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