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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Toss chicken and potatoes in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 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 degrees F, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine orange juice, lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro, garlic, cumin, onion powder, oregano, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 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 1/2 cup, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • 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 Facts

368 calories; protein 34g; carbohydrates 24.2g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 5.2g; fat 14.7g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 168.1mg; vitamin a iu 196.4IU; vitamin c 34.2mg; folate 40.5mcg; calcium 41.6mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 60.6mg; potassium 959.5mg; sodium 769.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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Rating: 3 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More