GRANDMA PHYLLIS’ BAKED ITALIAN CHICKEN SPRINKLED WITH GRATED ROMANO & PARSLEY WITH VEGTABLES

Contributed by: Marie Russo (my Mom)

Hello everyone.  We always had a good supply of chicken at our house, seeing as how my Father was in the poultry business – Poppy Foods Company.  So, this was a go-to for my Mom on a busy day.  Hope you like it.

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GRANDMA PHYLLIS’ BAKED ITALIAN CHICKEN:

INGREDIENTS:

1 cut up chicken or your favorite parts
1 or 2 potatoes
1 onion
Garlic (chopped) to taste
2 or 3 carrots (optional) I love roasted carrots
Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
Olive Oil
Butter
Salt & Pepper
Grated Romano Cheese (the more the better)
Oh, I almost forgot about 1/2 cup of water

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour Olive Oil in the bottom of baking pan.  Set pan aside.   Wash & dry chicken and place in baking pan.  Coat the chicken with olive oil.  Peel potatoes, carrots, and onion and place veggies around and between chicken (these should also be lightly coated with olive oil, so they will brown nicely).

 Salt and pepper mixture to taste.  Sprinkle chopped garlic, parsley and cheese over the top of all chicken and veggies.  Lastly, place butter (for whole chicken 1/2 cube) on the top of everything else.  Pour the water in anywhere in the pan, don’t ask me why, Mom always did.

Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes @ 350 degrees.  Take cover off and let chicken and potatoes brown.   About another 15 minutes –  just keep watching until you think it’s brown enough.

I don’t think I’ve left anything out.  Whats great about this recipe, you can use any amount of spices, cheese, or veggies you like and it will turn out tasty.   As a family, we use to dip our Italian bread in the buttery/olive oil mixture at the bottom of the pan, after all the chicken and potatoes were gone, we didn’t waste a bit.   Enjoy !!!

Everyday is a gift,
– Marie
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One thought on “GRANDMA PHYLLIS’ BAKED ITALIAN CHICKEN SPRINKLED WITH GRATED ROMANO & PARSLEY WITH VEGTABLES

  1. I also use a can of stewed tomatoes (Italian diced). Drain thoroughly and just add before adding cheese!!! Yums

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