Roasted Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes with Mojo Sauce

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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.

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes with Mojo Sauce
photographer: Peter Ardito
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 45 minutes (30 minutes prep)

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (2 1/2-3 pounds), skin removed (see Tip)

  • 1 pound new or baby potatoes , scrubbed and left whole

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil , divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt , divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper , divided

  • 2/3 cup orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro , divided

  • 5 cloves garlic , chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  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, 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°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, 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.

  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.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
2 drumsticks
1/2 cup potatoes
26 g
14 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
36 g
108 mg
Dietary Fiber
3 g
930 mg
716 mg
4 servings
2 drumsticks
1/2 cup potatoes each
1 starch
1/2 fruit
5 lean meat
1 1/2 fat
Vitamin C
59% daily value
28% dv
27% dv
17% dv
15% dv

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