Roasted chicken & fries

Despite the name French fries they are actually not French. The origins of French fries are traced back to Belgium where they’ve been preparing them since 1600s. According to some stories, villagers often ate small fried fish, but during the winter the river would freeze over so they had to find another source of food, so they turned to potatoes. American soldiers first came across French fries during the World War I, and since the official language of the Belgium army was French they name fried potatoes as French fries. All of these stories may or may not be true but today French fries are one of the most popular food in the world.

When it comes to French fries everyone has their own favourite dip, from ketchup and mayonnaise to sweet chilli and tartar sauce. The biggest surprise to me were chocolate covered French fries they started serving in McDonald’s in Japan. My favourite dip is sweet chilli, and of course ketchup. So how many of your like French fries, and what’s your favourite dip? πŸ˜€

Grilled chicken & fries_2

The main thing about staying healthy and keeping a healthy diet is balance – finding the perfect balance isn’t easy, but if you’re committed you’ll figure out what works for you. This dish isn’t as healthy, but all of us have our cheat day – that day when we let ourselves eat anything and everything, this would be one of my go-to dishes when I feel free to eat anything. So what does your cheat-day dish consist of? πŸ™‚


Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 35 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 800 g potatoes
  • vegetable oil
  • ground red pepper
  • 650 g chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp apple vinegar
  • 1 tsp shallot
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp dill
  • salt & pepper to taste

Grilled chicken & fries

How to

  1. Season the chicken drumsticks with salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper and curry powder. Preheat the oven to 190Β° C. Bake the drumsticks for half an hour until crispy.
  2. While the Β chicken drumsticks are in the oven peel and wash the potatoes. Slice them and fry them in preheated vegetable oil until crispy and golden. Season the fries with red pepper and salt.
  3. Peel the cucumber, slice it and place it in a bowl. In a second small bowl whisk together sour cream, apple vinegar, shallot, dill, pressed garlic, salt & pepper. Season the sliced cucumbers with sour cream dressing.
  4. Serve baked drumsticks with fries and cucumber salad.
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39 Comments Add yours

  1. KR says:

    And in Belgium these potatoes are really!! good ( and in Netherland). At home I do not eat french fries, becaouse I do not like all this fritter stuff. But in restaurant it would be nice. And with ketchup. Or with mayonnaise πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ When I visited Belgium I didn’t eat them there but I believe that they’re amazing there since it’s where they originated from!

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  2. Home made fried potatoes, my favorite!Yum

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I agree πŸ™‚

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  3. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    Those fries look amazing! And roasted chicken – yum!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Eva, thanks for stopping by and your nice comment πŸ˜€

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  4. Jodi says:

    I adore french fries (unfortunately) LOL! Ketchup all the way for me πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Jodi, thanks for stopping by, I can tell you you’re not the only one who adores french fries – there are so many of us πŸ˜€

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  5. Adam says:

    What type of potatoes do you use?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Adam, in my case when I make french fries I like to use baby potatoes, but I also love roasted baby potatoes πŸ™‚

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  6. Sometimes the simple combinations work the best. This looks so tasty!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Yes I aree πŸ™‚ thanks for your kind words!

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  7. miakouppa says:

    Looks amazing!!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, means a lot πŸ™‚

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  8. Lan says:

    Oh dear, roasted chicken!!!! My fav!! Thank you for sharing the recipe Chef

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by, and your nice comment!

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  9. Kreso, that chicken looks soooo good – burnished and delicious. I’m all for everything in moderation and sometimes you just need to treat yourself. This would definitely work!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks a lot, and I totally agree πŸ˜€

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  10. Looks so tasty! I have to admit I am not a big French fries loverπŸ™ƒ, I do like them homemade, more like potato wedges (like you did) with spices. ☺

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! That sounds great, thanks for stopping by and sharing πŸ™‚

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  11. InspiresN says:

    looks absolutely delicious!!great combination as well

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  12. littlelilly says:

    My son’s favorite! And, I love the jars. πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by, it’s my nephew’s favourite also, and I have these jars for I don’t know how many years, they’re in most of my photos in the background πŸ˜€

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  13. Henry says:

    Aww I sooo love fries with sour cream dip. You know what, roasted chicken here in the philippines is called “Lechon Manok” booyahh just a little trivia.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Henry! I didn’t know that, but an interesting fact to know – thanks for stopping by and sharing πŸ™‚

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  14. The chicken fries are inviting. πŸ˜‹

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  15. Sumith says:

    Looks so delicious. Beautiful post.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thank you very much, glad to hear such nice feedback πŸ™‚

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  16. Jen says:

    Love French fries! Just have to remember to eat moderately. The roasted chicken looks really good!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by, thanks for commenting and I agree you always have to remember to eat moderately πŸ™‚

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  17. Great info about the origins 😊 yum this dishe looks so delicious! πŸ˜‹

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words πŸ™‚

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  18. My cheat dish would be a pound cake though i love potato fries. This dish looks awesome

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Sounds also delicious πŸ˜€ Thanks!

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  19. Sounds delectable…will try soon

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, hope you’ll like ti as much as I do!

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