This recipe for Big Chicken & Potato Roast makes a great weekend meal

800 ml water
1 chicken stock cube
1 large onion, quartered
2 large carrots, scraped
2 large celery sticks
4 – 6 whole garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
6 whole cloves
6 chicken thighs
6 chicken drumsticks
750 g frozen potato wedges
180 ml olive oil
90 ml sage leaves, finely chopped
2 – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
salt and freshly-milled black pepper
lemon juice
whole sage leaves to garnish(optional).

How to
Bring the water to the boil and add the stock cube, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf and cloves. Cook until the vegetables are tender: about 15 minutes. Add the chicken and continue to cook a further 15 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces and drain well. Also drain and reserve the stock.

Place the chicken and potatoes in a large baking tray. Whisk together the olive oil, sage and garlic and pour over the chicken and potatoes. Season to taste and toss lightly. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked and crisp and the chicken has browned nicely.

Meanwhile, strain the cooking liquids and discard the vegetables. Skim the fat off the reserved stock and place the stock in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook on high until the stock has reduced and become thick and glossy. Remove from the heat and add a splash of lemon juice.

Transfer chicken and potatoes to a serving platter. Season to taste and serve with the sauce on the side.

Recipe and video provided courtesy of I Love Cooking.

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