Oven baked chicken with spice crust



10 min

Baking Time

90 min



Oven baked chicken with potatoes is a classic family meal choice. Adding spices and herbs can make its flavor irresistible!


For the spice crust

  •  2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dry thyme
  • 2 tbbsp paprika smoker
  • 1 tbsp of pepper
  •  2 tbsp  of salt
  • zest from a lemon

For the potatoes

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • juice and zest from a lemon
  •  juice and zest from an orange
  • 1 chicken cube (broth )
  • 6 potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  •  2 laurel leaves
  • 2 tbsp spice  mixture

For the chicken

  • 1 chicken 1.400gr.
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • the rest of the spice mixture


  1. In a bowl, mix the garlic powder, thyme, paprika, pepper, lemon zest and salt.
  2. In another bowl, add the olive oil, mustard, honey, zest and juice  of a lemon and an orange, the chicken cube and stir well until the cube is dissolved.
  3. Wash and clean the potatoes with a sponge until all the soil is removed from the peels. Then cut them into pieces and place them in a pan. Pour the liquid mixture and add 2 pinches of spice mixture, 2 cloves of garlic and 2 bay leaves. Mix well!
  4. Pour the chicken with 2 tbsp olive oil and pour the spice mixture so that it goes everywhere. Put the chicken on the potato pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180 for 1 hour. At this point, cover the baking tin with aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes at the same temperature.
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