Ugh, I’m taking the worst food photos lately! Okay, every recipe I’ve posted so far this week has been sweet stuff. Time to switch gears. This was a really delicious dinner I made a couple weeks ago, from yet another Food Network Magazine recipe. It was fast and fun, more interesting than most chicken dinners. It had tons of flavor, red onions (which I can never get enough of), and it’s pretty healthy, too. My kind of dinner: good, solid food that doesn’t need to use processed diet ingredients to be healthy.

I swapped out chicken breasts for thighs, since Adam won’t go near dark meat. I halved the recipe, too, which made for a great 2-person dinner. I’m definitely making this again. I’ve posted the original recipe below, which could easily feed a crowd. But it works great made in a smaller quantity, too.

1 1/2 pounds large Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs (5 to 6 thighs) ***Like I said. I cut up skinless breasts instead.
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
Freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
2 lemons (1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges)
2 large or 3 medium red onions, halved and thinly sliced

Position a rack in the upper third of the oven. Place a large cast-iron baking dish or a rimmed baking sheet on the rack and preheat to 500 degrees F. Put the potatoes, garlic, olive oil, 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large microwave-safe baking dish and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap, pierce the plastic in a few places with a knife and microwave 8 minutes to partially cook.

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with the paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add 2 tablespoons parsley and the lemon juice; toss to coat. Set aside.

Remove the hot baking dish from the oven; carefully add the potatoes and spread in an even layer. Scatter the onions on top. Roast until the potatoes start to brown, about 12 minutes.

Flip the potatoes and lay the chicken pieces on top, adding any accumulated juices from the bowl.

Return to the oven and roast until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 12 more minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Per serving: Calories 452 (according to the magazine)