Cooking for Two - Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

roasted, chicken, baked

My hubby recently got his blood Chem test and he was bothered that his LDL (the bad cholesterol) is a bit higher than the normal level. Well, aside from the fact that his family has a history of hypertension, he had been sneaking unhealthy food whenever we do our grocery shopping. To make him feel better, I cooked this special dinner  and surprised him  when he got home from work last Friday.

Roasted Chicken and Potatoes (Makes 2 servings)


2 pcs. chicken leg quarter (each leg quarter cut into 2 pcs.)
10 baby potatoes (halved)
3 celery stalks + leaves
1 big carrot (cut into chunks)
4 tablespoons Calamansi juice
Italian seasoning
Ground black pepper
1/2 of a medium onion, cut into 2 pcs.
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Marinate chicken with calamansi, pepper, Italian seasoning for about 30 minutes.
  2. Place the baby potatoes and celery stalks in the baking dish, sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the marinated chicken on top of the veggies.
  4. Drizzle the chicken and veggies with the olive oil.
  5. Place the dish inside the preheated oven (225C) for about 20 minutes .
  6. Reduce oven temperature to 200C, then add the carrots, onion and celery leaves,  and bake for another 20 minutes or until done. Garnish with celery leaves on top before serving.



  1. OMG!! You prepared this all by yourself? I just feel like grabbing this plate from here. It looks really delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I hope to try this out someday..
    Following your blog now and I look forward being part of it..

    1. Yes, it looks complicated but it isn't. thanks for following!

  2. I need to learn to cook for two. We've had such a huge group of kids and now that they're gone I don't need to cook for an army anymore. It really is an art form, isn't it?

    1. Yes it is! although I'm just cooking for two, still the food has to look good for my eyes, hahaha!!!

  3. yum yum yum! this looks so delicious :)
    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

    xo brie


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