Roasted Chicken Drumsticks & Potatoes with Mojo Sauce

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks & Potatoes with Mojo Sauce

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013

Roasting chicken and potatoes right in the same pan is a great shortcut for a busy night. While you make this healthy roast chicken recipe, whir up a quick batch of this tangy Cuban mojo sauce for drizzling and dipping.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound new or baby potatoes, scrubbed and left whole
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • ⅔ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (2½-3 pounds), skin removed (see Tip)


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  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Toss chicken and potatoes in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, turning once halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a drumstick without touching the bone registers 165°F, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine orange juice, lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro, garlic, cumin, onion powder, oregano, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook until reduced to about ½ cup, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve each portion of chicken and potatoes (halved if desired) with about 2 tablespoons sauce. Garnish with the remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro.
  • To remove the skin from chicken drumsticks, grip skin from the meaty end of the drumstick with a paper towel and pull down toward the exposed bone until it comes off completely.
  • Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 drumsticks, ½ cup potatoes
  • Per serving: 368 calories; 15 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 168 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 196 IU vitamin A; 34 mg vitamin C; 42 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 770 mg sodium; 959 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (57% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fruit, 5 lean meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 5

April 21, 2015
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By: Sandy Hafenbrack
Delicious! My husband and I loved this recipe. The chicken and potatoes are simple and delicious, which he likes. The sauce is amazing, which I like. It's a simple delicious meal that is easy to make. Loved it! Pros: easy and amazing flavor
July 21, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Decent but a lot of work I thought that the chicken could have had a little something more done to it to really set it off, seemed like just a random meat-type thing to put the delicious sauce on. The sauce, on the other hand was wonderful, although I never could really get it to reduce, so it ended up rather soupy. Pros: tasty, flavorful Cons: not fast, not easy
October 30, 2013
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By: bnickayla
Great Flavor Great flavor with easy ingredients. I used chicken breast instead of drumsticks, just 'cause that's what I had on hand, and I would probably use a bit less salt next time, but overall very awesome, and I will make again Pros: Flavor, fairly inexspensive
April 27, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This is a keeper! Made this for dinner tonight, cut he recipe in half since it's just 2 of us. I spent a whopping $3.67 for the chicken(organic), potatoes and green beans. I had cilantro, OJ, lime and spices in my pantry. Was able to make in 50 min Pros: Fast, easy & inexpensive and HEALTHY
March 05, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe is under the Fast Spring Dinner Recipes under $3 ideas section. It is not fast and costs more than $3 per serving for the whole meal! Please get real! Pros: 45 minutes is not a fast dinner!
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