Easy One-Pan Chicken and Potato Bake – Perfect Family Dinner

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  • Serving: 4
  • Prep time: 15 m
  • Cook time: 60 m
  • Ready in: 1:15 h
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Gather around the table for a hearty and satisfying dinner that promises to be a crowd-pleaser! Our Easy One-Pan Chicken and Potato Bake brings together tender, juicy chicken and perfectly roasted potatoes in a dish that’s not only delicious but incredibly easy to make. Ideal for busy weeknights or a relaxed weekend feast, this recipe uses simple, wholesome ingredients to create a comforting meal that will have everyone asking for seconds. With minimal prep and clean-up, you’ll have more time to enjoy with your family. Let’s dive into the rustic flavors of this classic, home-cooked delight that’s about to become a staple in your recipe collection.


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Total Nutritional Values

1400 kcal
Total Fat
80 g
Saturated Fat
18 g
220 mg
700 mg
Total Carbohydrates
100 g
Dietary Fiber
15 g
8 g
70 g


  • Instructions

    1-Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).

  • 2-Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, thyme, and rosemary.

  • 3-In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and sear until the skin is golden and crispy, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and set aside.

  • 4-In the same skillet, add the sliced onions and sauté until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

  • 5-Place the potato chunks around the onions and stir to mix. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the potatoes start to get a little color.

  • 6-Return the chicken to the skillet on top of the potatoes and onions. Pour in the chicken stock.

  • 7-Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for about 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the potatoes are tender.

  • 8-Remove from oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Smart Tips

  • Uniform Pieces: Cut the potatoes and chicken into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking. Larger pieces may remain uncooked, while smaller ones can become too dry or burn.

  • Season Generously: Don't shy away from seasoning. Chicken and potatoes both need a good amount of salt, pepper, and herbs to enhance their flavors. A well-seasoned dish makes all the difference.

  • Herb Variations: While rosemary and thyme are classics with chicken and potatoes, don't hesitate to try other herbs like oregano, basil, or even a bit of tarragon for a unique twist.

  • High Heat Roasting: Roast the potatoes at a high temperature before adding the chicken. This gives them a head start and ensures a crispy finish.

  • Chicken Skin Tip: If using skin-on chicken, make sure the skin is thoroughly dried before seasoning for a perfectly crispy outcome.

  • Marinate for Depth: If time allows, marinate the chicken in some of the herbs and spices for a few hours before baking to deepen the flavor.

  • Room Temperature: Bring the chicken to room temperature before baking to ensure it cooks evenly throughout.

  • Proper Pan Size: Use a pan large enough to allow the chicken and potatoes to sit in a single layer. This prevents steaming and helps in achieving a golden-brown crust.

  • Vegetable Add-Ins: Feel free to add other vegetables like carrots, onions, or bell peppers for added nutrition and taste.

  • Rest Before Serving: Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after baking. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring moist and succulent meat.

  • Broil for Finish: For an extra-crispy skin, broil the chicken and potatoes for the last few minutes of cooking, keeping a close eye to avoid burning.

  • Lemon Zest Garnish: Finish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest for a fresh and zesty contrast to the savory flavors.

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