Cast Iron Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

The ultimate one-pan wonder. Feel free to add a salad, but definitely don't feel obligated to do so--this baby is perfect by itself.
  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F.
  2. Start with a 12-inch cast iron pan.
    You could also use another heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pan, but cast iron will give you the crispiest crust.
  3. Slick it with olive oil and put 2 whole chicken legs (skin on, bones intact) in the center of it, with a little bit of space between them.
  4. Cut 2 medium sweet potatoes and 1/2 onion into 1-inch pieces and place in a mixing bowl with 6-8 peeled cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and toss well to coat.
  5. Surround your chicken with the chopped, oiled vegetables. Salt and pepper everything
    If you dare, add some halved cherry peppers.
  6. Roast for 45-50 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.