Alton Brown's Smoked Paprika Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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Alton Brown's Smoked Paprika Chicken and Potatoes
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine the olives, lemon zest and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Mix the smoked paprika, olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and pepper into a paste in a large bowl.
  4. Lay the chicken thighs skin-side down. Using a pair of kitchen shears, make a cut down the length of the bone to expose it, then cut the meat away from the bone. Discard the bone.
  5. Stuff about 2 tablespoons of the olive mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh and rub paprika paste on each. Arrange the chicken thighs, skin-side up, on a cooling rack.
  6. Arrange the potato slices and onion pieces in an even layer on a foil-lined half sheet pan. (I also sprinkled left over paste on potatoes.).
  7. Place cooling rack over potatoes and bake until the skin is crispy and the potatoes are tender, 55 to 60 minutes. If you prefer the potatoes crispy, remove the rack with the chicken and return to the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 313.7 Kcal (1313 kJ)
Calories from fat 122.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.59g 21%
Sodium 1463.74mg 61%
Potassium 1128.72mg 24%
Total Carbs 48.06g 16%
Sugars 3.22g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5.94g 24%
Protein 6.05g 12%
Vitamin C 41.9mg 70%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 184.8mg 1027%
Calcium 74.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 100.76 Kcal (422 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.36g 21%
Sodium 470.16mg 61%
Potassium 362.55mg 24%
Total Carbs 15.44g 16%
Sugars 1.03g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.91g 24%
Protein 1.94g 12%
Vitamin C 13.5mg 70%
Iron 59.4mg 1027%
Calcium 23.9mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.6
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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