Because sometimes, life hands you a bag of frozen fries


Recipe from Kids Cooking Made Easy by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek


Sometimes people ask, “where do recipes come from?” One day, while we were working on Kids Cooking Made Easy, I was on the phone speaking to a good friend Zehava Krohn. As we spoke, she told me she was in the middle of sticking some “chicken over French fries” into the oven. I added a honey-garlic sauce and we had a new, fun version of a one-pan chicken dinner. It’s one of the many easy-to-make family-friendly kid favorites we make over and over from that book! -L.

If you don’t want to use frozen fries and don’t mind one extra step, cut fresh potatoes into thin French-fry shaped strips.

Great Dinner. Super Easy. Kid-Approved. Honey Garlic Chicken Over French Fries. Because sometimes, life hands you a bag of frozen fries

Honey-Garlic Chicken Over French Fries
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 chicken pieces (or 8 drumsticks)
  • 2 pounds frozen French fries
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Honey-Garlic Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place French fries on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with half the paprika, salt, and oil and then toss the French fries until they are evenly coated with oil and spices. Spread into an even layer. Rub chicken with remaining oil and season with remaining paprika and salt. Place chicken over French fries.
  3. Prepare the honey-garlic sauce. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, honey, garlic, and black pepper. Spread sauce over the tops of the chicken. Bake uncovered for 90 minutes. For extra crispy chicken and fries, bake for an additional 15 minutes.



  1. I used to do this years ago when my kids were little. but just used bottled bbq sauce on the drumsticks (Mikees Chinese Rib Sauce is my fave). baked covered for 45 min to ensure chicken is soft for the kids and then uncovered so it crisps up the outside.

  2. I tried this recipe from Kids Cooking Made Easy, but the fries under the chicken were very mushy, and the fries not under the chicken were too crunchy from being baked so long

  3. This is dinner once a week or at least once every other, ever since I saw this in your Kids cookbook. When there’s about 25 min left of baking time, I put some fresh broccoli sprinkled with salt alongside it. Yum


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