Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Yep, another simple meat and potatoes dish.  This is a relatively quick, but filling meal.  The flavors are simple and combine wonderfully together.  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
-3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, divided
-salt and pepper
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-2 Tbs brown sugar
-1 Tbs lemon juice
-pinch of red pepper flakes
-4 chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
-a handful of chopped chives
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 F.  Toss the potatoes with 1 Tbs of the oil and some salt and pepper, to taste.  Mix well and spread in a large baking dish.  Pop in the oven and let them roast for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 Tbs oil in a small skillet over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly golden, about 2 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice and red pepper flakes.
Once the 20 minutes have passed, remove the baking dish from the oven.  Push the potatoes to the sides.  Season the chicken on both sides with salt.  Place chicken on the baking dish, in the middle of potatoes, skin side up.  Drizzle the chicken with the garlic mixture.
Return to the oven and bake for about 30 more minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.  Enjoy!

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