This was from a Food Network Magazine sometime last year. It was good but a little same-y. I’d completely forgotten I’d made it until I went back through my recipe photos from last year to see what I’d missed. And I only made it in December.

I feel like I’ve made a lot of variations on bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts with mustard and/or potatoes. It’s perfectly good, but I’m starting to get a little bored. This recipe was originally for chicken thighs, which Adam doesn’t like, so maybe that would have spiced it up.

1/4 cup whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons mixed peppercorns, crushed
2 cloves garlic, grated
Kosher salt
4 skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts (5 to 6 ounces each)
1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 red or green bell pepper, cut into strips

Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Whisk 1/2 cup water, the mustard, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the lemon juice, peppercorns, half of the garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

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Add the chicken and toss. Loosen the skins and rub some of the mustard mixture underneath. Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet, skin-side up.

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Roast on the upper rack until golden and crisp, 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the potatoes and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; pierce a few times with a knife to vent. Microwave until just tender, 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

Combine the remaining garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the rosemary and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

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Add the potatoes and bell pepper; toss.

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Transfer to a separate rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower rack until the vegetables are tender and golden, about 20 minutes.

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Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest. Move the vegetables to the upper oven rack and continue roasting until browned, 5 more minutes. Serve with the chicken and any pan juices.

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