We bought the spice packet, all excited, for about $3....once we got home, I actually looked at it, and it just had dried rosemary, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Totally not worth $3, because I already had all of this in my spice cabinet!
However, I had never thought about putting them together on chicken and potatoes, then baking it in a dish! I don't know why never put it together before then, but this seasoning on chicken and potatoes is really just perfect!
3 waxy potatoes (I used Yukon Gold)
Put the potatoes into a medium sized pot (as you can see, this one has been very well loved throughout the years in my house!), and fill the pot with just enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring the water up to a boil, and let the potatoes boil for 10 minutes before draining them.
Once you're ready to cook the chicken, pull it out of the fridge about 10-15 minutes before you put it into the oven, and preheat your oven to 425*. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with some nonstick spray, and turn your attention again to your now drained potatoes.
I like my potatoes to be dry before coating them in the oil and spice mixture, so I spread them out onto a clean kitchen towel, and gently pat them dry. While the potatoes are on the towel, put all of the spices and vegetable oil into a mixing bowl, and mix well.
Alrighty, pour your potatoes into your baking dish, and move them around until the center is open, so you can lay your chicken in.
I poured some leftover spice and oil mix on top of my chicken, but if you don't want to do that, or don't have any leftover, no worries. I just don't like to waste anything, so, I had some leftover, and over the chicken it went! Bake this in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes; since the potatoes are parboiled, they get fluffy on the inside, and ever so crispy on the outside. The chicken is bursting with flavor, and juicy...this is absolutely one of our favorite dishes in this house!
Also, learn from my mistake; if you start to get duped into buying a new spice mixture, read the label. You probably already have most of it in your spice cabinet!