Roasted Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

¼ cup butter
6 chicken leg quarters, separated into drumsticks and thighs
6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into chunks
24 cloves garlic, unpeeled
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

¼ cup maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Place the butter in a roasting pan and melt it in the oven. Once melted, swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
Add the chicken drumsticks, thighs, potatoes, and unpeeled garlic cloves to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Turn the chicken, potatoes, and garlic to coat them with butter.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 40 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside, basting three times with pan drippings.
Brush maple syrup over the chicken pieces and spoon pan drippings over the potatoes.
Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the chicken and potatoes are tender and browned. Ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
To serve, squeeze garlic from the baked cloves and spread the soft garlic over the chicken. Pour pan juices over the chicken and potatoes.