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dutch oven whole chicken and potatoes

Dutch Oven Chicken and Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 26.64kcal
Author: Sarah Holt
This Dutch oven whole chicken and potatoes is easy to make, juicy and super flavorful. It's made with simple ingredients for a delicious family meal.
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Ingredients

  • 1 (4-5 pound) whole chicken
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 yellow or white onion quartered
  • 1 pound small potatoes (I used creamer potatoes)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Remove the chicken from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking to allow it to warm up to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Remove the giblets from inside the cavity and remove any excess fat, skin and leftover feathers. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  • Place the chicken inside a Dutch oven. Pour the olive oil and juice from a ¼ of the lemon over the chicken.
  • Add the salt, black pepper, garlic and paprika to a small bowl. Season the chicken with the spices all over, under the skin and inside the cavity. Sprinkle over one sprig of thyme and one sprig of rosemary.
  • Stuff ½ of the onion, the remaining lemon, one sprig of thyme and one sprig of rosemary into the cavity.
  • Outside of the chicken, scatter the remaining onion and the potatoes. Pour in the cup of chicken broth.
  • Season the potatoes with ½ teaspoon each of salt and black pepper. Place the Dutch oven onto the middle rack of the oven.
  • Roast for 20 minutes per pound (about 1 hour and 30 minutes for a 4-5 pound chicken). Check that the chicken has reached at least 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, let stand for about 5 minutes. Serve with the potatoes and juices from the pan.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dutch Oven Chicken and Potatoes
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
26.64
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1.55
g
2
%
Cholesterol
 
0.13
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
400.47
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
79.47
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
3.14
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.8
g
3
%
Sugar
 
0.55
g
1
%
Protein
 
1.21
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
187.21
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
10.57
mg
13
%

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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