Roasted Chicken Quarters, Broccoli, and Mashed Potatoes

So I randomly bought 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters because they were on a super sale at Walmart a while ago and ended up bringing it over to my sister’s house to make dinner. She doesn’t have as many crazy spices as I have at home but she did have some of my favorites to use, lemon pepper and chili powder, so I just threw both on with some salt and roasted them off. It was a huge hit and she demanded the recipe and was surprised at how simple it was.

Well, Walmart had the sale again, so now I’m gonna make the same recipe again and actually write down exactly what i did for everyone else to enjoy as well! Plus I’m adding two of my favorite sides, broccoli and potatoes. Roasted broccoli is just so delicious because roasting anything brings out its natural sweetness, and the potatoes I’m just gonna do a basic mashed potatoes since I’ve been roasting potatoes a lot recently I could mix it up a bit.

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Roasted Chicken
2 servings
2 Skin on Chicken Leg Quarters
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt

Broccoli
2 small heads Broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 tsp Lemon Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt

Mashed Potatoes
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes, or other waxy potatoes
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 c Milk
1/4 c Sour Cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Season the chicken with all the spices and place on a rack on top of a sheet pan. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees F.
While the chicken roasts, cut up the potatoes into even sizes and put in a medium sized pot and cover with cold water. Season the water with a handful of salt. Bring to a boil and let cook 8-12 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
Drain the potatoes and put back into the pan. Add the butter, milk, sour cream, and spices. Mashed everything together until creamed to your liking. Taste and adjust seasonings and add more milk or sour cream as needed. Cover and set aside.
Bring a pot of water to a boil, seasoned with salt. Blanch the broccoli florets for a minute or until bright green. Drain the broccoli and return to the pot. Add butter and spices and stir. Serve right away with Chicken and Potatoes.

Published by Kat Meagher

Chef, Writer, Eater of Food, Gamer of Games Retired Chef who trained at Johnson & Wales and worked in the industry for years before a back injury forced me to give it up professionally. That hasn't stopped me from cooking for family and friends and creating recipes for the masses. I also love to write and am working on a few novels and screenplays that are sci-fi and fantasy based. One day I'll actually finish a novel, will it be today? Probably not. Lastly, I play mostly RPGs like Skyrim, Fallout, and Witcher, with some occasional SIMs and Civilization mixed in.

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