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Italian Healthy Baked Chicken Recipe

Italian style roast chicken with potatoes, peppers, onions, and fresh herbs makes for a very healthy dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 chicken cut into 10 pieces or any combination of pieces you prefer.
  • 1 onion cut into slices
  • 4 garlic cloves whole
  • 1 bell pepper cut into strips
  • Two tablespoons fresh herbs rosemary or thyme work well
  • 2 medium sized potatoes peeled, cut into large cubes or wedges
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil


  • Salt chicken pieces, wrap in plastic for 1 to 3 days
  • Remove chicken, rinse off in cold water, pat dry with paper towels.
  • Season with salt and pepper and allow to sit out for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Warm pan in oven for 5 minutes before placing chicken in.
  • Place chicken in pan, skin side down and bake for 10 minutes
  • Toss garlic, onion, potato and pepper strips with a tablespoon or so of olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Add in peppers, onions, potatoes.
  • After another 10 to 15 minutes, turn chicken pieces over. Continue to bake for another ten minutes until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear.


Use any combination of fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary, parsley, thyme. Two tablespoons if fresh, 2 teaspoons if dried.