Sunday Night: Lidia's Chicken w/ Sausage & Potatoes

This is my friend Sarah's favorite Sunday dinner.

It is from a Lidia Bastianich cookbook, so how can you go wrong? Besides Ina, she is the queen.

I made this on Sunday and as Sarah suggested, just used chicken thighs.
I started with the best sausage that I buy from a local guy and the results were fantastic.

You don't really need a recipe, it's just a couple of steps, however, it does make a nice mess on your stove top!

Here is the recipe convoluted from Lidia to Sarah to Stacey: This is peasant food at its best.

package of 8 chicken thighs, season with kosher salt and pepper
4 big good links of Italian sweet sausages, cut into thick pieces
1/2 lb. of potatoes, sliced in half. I used baby red and Yukon gold
6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed w/ the back of a knife
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Brown your sausage in a heavy skillet coated with olive oil. When browned, remove w/ a slotted spoon to a roasting pan.
Now for the messy part: brown your chicken thighs in the fat and oil from the sausage, about 15 minutes. Remove and put in the roasting pan with the sausage.
Next step is to brown your potatoes in the pan with the oil and drippings.
I removed them a bit early because I knew they would brown in the 450 degree oven.
Transfer to the roasting pan.

Throw in your smashed garlic cloves and rosemary sprigs and push around a minute or two and add to your roasting pan.
Roast about 15 minutes, then open the oven and splash with 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar and cook a few minutes longer till potatoes are nice and brown.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and serve.

This is kind of like my sausage and peppers recipe, easy, you can really do your own thing. The vinegar makes it special and the house smelled so good from all the yummy ingredients. I love this kind of comfort food.


SarahB said…
It never disappoints! So glad you made it! Love,
Patsyk said…
I love these kinds of meals for a Sunday afternoon! Even more, I love that it's not something that you have to follow word-for-word!
Giff said…
this looks delicious. Thinking a healthy angle, altho prob not quite as tasty, would be to steam the potatoes first, and then throw in the roasting pan. I love doing potatoes that way in general, with the fluffy middle and nicely browned crust on the outside, like giant french fries. :)
The Panic Room said…
I just found your blog! So glad I did. I wish we were neighbors you could help keep my wife fed, since we got pregnant I have never seen another human eat this much besides myself :) it's amazing. Your food looks incredible. Love your recipes so far. Stealing some Thanksgiving ideas.

Instant fan of your blog
kat said…
Oh another recipe I have to make. Perfect for the cold weather.
Maria said…
I know my husband is going to love this one! Sausage is his favorite!!
Debbie said…
This looks delicious...a perfect meal anytime....
Unknown said…
i love chicken, i love sausage, and i love potatoes... so this dish, perfect... thanks for sharing... :)
Lidia rules! It's like a dish Lisa's grandma would make when she was around. Yum. - John
Anonymous said…
I bet this smells really great while it's cooking. There's nothing like walking into a house where something like this is in the oven!
Anonymous said…
This does look wonderful and so rustic, my favorite kind of food!
Anette said…
This looks so good!! Very rustic and I can just imagine the smell!
I love Lydia too! I just recently made her chicken and artichokes.
This dish is perfection Stacey, the ultimate comfort food for sure!
Anonymous said…
This is the epitome of a savory meat and potatoes dish! I would definitely call it comfort food too :).
RecipeGirl said…
This is the best kind of comfort food for a cool weekend day!!
Pam said…
How did I miss this recipe yesterday? This is my kind of meal - delicious.
Aggie said…
I bet this smelled heavenly cooking up! Looks fantastic!
The Food Hunter said…
Lidia is one of my favorites too. This dish looks really good.
Peter M said…
Always been a fan of Lidia's cuisine and there's no doubt this would turn out wonderfully too!

I too am I thigh guy.
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Tempa Heller said…
I make this a lot. It's absolutely amazing. I do add Kalamata olives and a couple tablespoons of olive oil with a couple tablespoons the best Modena balsamic vinegar I can find. It's really special.
Anonymous said…
We add the Peas at the end! It’s sensational!