Place the potato cubes in a large bowl, add the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.
4 medium potatoes, cut into ¾ inch/2 cm cubes, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1.5 tablespoons olive oil, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper
Spray a large (9x13) baking dish with non stick spray. Spread potato mixture in dish and bake about 15 minutes.
Remove baking dish from oven and place the chicken pieces in the dish, nestling them down into the potato mixture a bit. If desired, brush the top of each chicken piece with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
Bake 20-25 minutes, until chicken is cooked and potatoes are browned.
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top, return to the oven and bake for a few more minutes to melt the cheese.
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
When serving, sprinkle chopped parsley on top (if desired).
You can definitely cut back on the olive oil if you are trying to minimize oil. I have used as little as ½ tablespoon and no one complained.Use a meat thermometer to check the chicken for doneness. The thermometer should read 165 degrees F.Change up this recipe with different herbs or spices. Some ideas: dried rosemary, thyme, paprika, smoked paprika, etc. Or use seasoned salt in place of the salt.