Garlic Chicken w/ Sweet Potatoes

Golden Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes


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    Ingredients 

  • 3 chicken legs, (2-1/2 lb/1.25 kg)
  • 3 chicken breasts, (2-1/2 lb.1.25 kg)
  • 3 sweet potatoes, (2 lb/1 kg)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) crumbled dried rosemary, (or 3 tbsp/50 mL minced fresh)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pepper
  • 4 whole heads garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 Fresh rosemary sprigs

Directions

Trim chicken and cut into pieces, severing legs at joint and cutting breasts in half, crosswise.
Peel potatoes; cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. In bowl, combine potatoes, chicken, lemon juice, vegetable oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes in single layer in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. Arrange chicken, skin side up, over potatoes. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Trim tops from garlic heads; brush with olive oil. Nestle, cut side down, into chicken and potatoes. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven, basting occasionally, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and potatoes are tender, 1 to 1-1/4 hours. Halve garlic heads lengthwise to make 8 portions. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.

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