Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: about 4 1/2 oz. chicken and 1 cup vegetables)

A whole chicken, cut into quarters, lets everyone enjoy their favorite parts of the bird. You can quarter the chicken yourself by removing each breast first, followed by the thigh and leg pieces.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

Step 2

Combine shallots, cilantro, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper in a small bowl. Carefully remove skin from chicken; reserve. Rub cilantro mixture evenly over chicken. Arrange reserved chicken skin over chicken.

Step 3

Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over prepared pan. Add paprika and potatoes; toss to coat. Add onions to pan; top with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Arrange chicken quarters, skin side up, on pan. Bake at 425°F for 35 minutes or until chicken is done. Place chicken on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Remove skin from breasts; discard. Cut breasts in half crosswise.

Step 4

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 5

Return pan with vegetables to oven; broil 5 minutes or until vegetables are caramelized. Return chicken to pan; top with remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and cilantro sprigs.

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