One Pan Chicken and Potatoes

4.97 from 84 votes

Easy to prep, this one pan chicken and potatoes is a delicious family meal that everyone will love. Simple, juicy and so tasty!

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Quick to prep, this one pan chicken and potatoes is a great go-to for a simple family meal. Seasoned chicken thighs and drumsticks are roasted with potatoes and it is totally effortless to make. The chicken comes out perfectly juicy and clean up is a breeze!

Chicken and potatoes in a pan garnished with parsley

Ingredients to make the recipe

  • Chicken: I’m using a mixture of bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks which make the dish really flavorful and juicy. You can use chicken breast, but the oven time should be reduced and you may need to cut the potatoes smaller to cook quicker.
  • Potatoes: You can use any types of potatoes with this dish. I love throwing in baby potatoes and cutting them in half or quarter to cook evenly.
  • Sauce: The sauce is made up of olive oil, lemon juice, 7 Spice, paprika, salt and pepper. Whisk them well together until emulsified. You can switch out the spices if you’d like.
Ingredients to make the recipe: chicken, potatoes and the sauce mixture in a bowl

How to make chicken and potatoes in one pan

  1. Place the chicken in a baking dish large enough for it and the potatoes. Drizzle the sauce on top.
  2. Add the cut potatoes to the baking dish.
  3. Mix everything together with your hands until it’s all well coated with the sauce. Then, bake until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
3 image collage to show how to make the recipe in one pan

Tips for making the recipe

  1. Pat the potatoes and chicken dry before adding them to the dish. Removing excess moisture will help everything crisp up, rather than steam, when it roasts.
  2. Use skin on chicken thighs. The skin will not only crisp up, but it will also protect the meat from drying out. My kids are huge fans!
  3. Use your hands to coat the chicken and potatoes in the sauce. This will ensure that everything is well coated and covered with flavor. The oil in the sauce will also help to get those crispy edges.
  4. Let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. Resting meats before serving allows the juices to redistribute and each bite will be more tender, flavorful and juicy.

Frequently asked questions

Do you need to marinade the chicken?

I found that I didn’t need to marinate the chicken before cooking it, but you absolutely can if you prefer, or if you want to get ahead of things. Coat the chicken and potatoes in the sauce, then cover it with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. I wouldn’t marinate the chicken for any longer that a couple of hours as the acid in the sauce may start to break down the meat.

What do you serve it with?

I like to serve this one pan chicken and potatoes with a side of steamed veggies. Serve it with any of these:
Green Bean Almondine
Cauliflower Gratin
Roast Carrots
Roasted Cabbage

How long does it keep?

These chicken and potatoes are best served as soon as they are made, but leftovers will keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days. Leftover chicken can be served cold with a salad, or everything can be re-heated in the oven at 350°F for 20 minutes or so until warmed through.

One pan chicken and potatoes

This is such a great recipe when you want something super tasty but don’t have hours of time spare to prep. This one pan chicken is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner and at the same time is fancy enough to serve to guests. I just know that you’ll love this family recipe as much as my family does!

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One Pan Chicken and Potatoes

Easy to prep, this one pan chicken and potatoes is a delicious family meal that everyone will love. Simple, juicy and so tasty!
5 from 84 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Calories 762
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 8 chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes halved
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 teaspoon 7 spice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Dry the chicken and potatoes well with a paper towel and place on a 9 x 13 oven-safe rimmed baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, 7 Spice, paprika, salt and pepper. Drizzle over the chicken in the pan. Add the potatoes and use your hands to evenly coat the chicken and potatoes with the sauce.
  • Bake uncovered for 55-65 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the chicken is cooked through. Broil for 3-5 more minutes if needed for a golden brown color.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can switch out the spices based on your preferences.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used. 


Calories: 762kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 47g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 173mg, Sodium: 1345mg, Potassium: 1208mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 718IU, Vitamin C: 45mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 4mg

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  1. Im going to make this tonight for dinner. I have some chicken thighs and not sure what to do with them. This is great, love a one tray wonder 🙂
    thanks and will take the tip from Rhonda too 😀

  2. YUM. Had to make this tonight, love it. Next time I will double the 7 spice, 2 tsp instead of 1. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. This one pan chicken and potatoes recipe is HEAVEN! So good, so delicious, so easy to make. Definitely try it!

  4. O…M…G!! This dish is absolutely AHHH-MAZING! I have made this recipe 6 times in 3 months (made it tonight, too); once I made 2 batches at the same time so I could share with my co-workers. I also shared your recipe with my family who have all made it. Everyone LOVES it!! I did not deviate from the recipe at all, except that I used all thighs, and I doubled the sauce because the sauce is JUST THAT GOOD! My mom said she spooned it all up; I’m not that dainty, I just tilt my plate and drink it down! LOL Leftover sauce is excellent over hot dill rice. Thank you for this great recipe.

  5. Trying this tonight! Funnily enough, apple pie spice includes three of the needed ingredients for 7-spice: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice!

  6. I have made this time and time again and it never disappoints! The flavors all meld so well together; the smell of the house when cooking it is so nostalgic and comforting! Making it again tonight for iftar, and the marinade already smells amazing!

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