Friday, July 13, 2018

Roasted / Chicken / Sausage / Potatoes / Peppers

Chicken thighs, spicy sausage, sweet bell peppers, and potatoes roasted in a hot oven produce delectable pan juices, a rich, caramelized finish, and fork tender chicken...

4 large links hot Italian sausage

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs

1/2 pound assorted sweet peppers, seeded

1 small red onion, sliced

1/2 yellow onion, sliced

4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered

2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs

2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed

Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Cut two slashes down to the bone on the skin side of each chicken thigh.
Depending on the size of the peppers, halve or quarter them and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced red and yellow onions and potato chunks. Add chicken thighs and sausage pieces with pan juices.

Season with kosher salt, black pepper, and Italian herbs. Drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Mix with your hands until all ingredients are coated in oil, 3 or 4 minutes.

Transfer to large, heavy-duty roasting pan. Evenly space the chicken thighs skin side up. Position potatoes near the top.

Place in preheated oven until chicken is cooked through and everything is caramelized, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle with chopped fresh Italian parsley, if desired