One Pan Chicken and Potatoes

4.99 from 283 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

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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.
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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 283 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Calories 762
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. I legitimately make this meal once a week. It’s only me and my husband and we cook 12 pieces every single time. This is one of those leftovers that you honestly look forward to reheating. It’s THAT GOOD.

    1. You can use chicken breast, but the oven time should be reduced and you may need to cut the potatoes smaller to cook quicker.

  2. This recipe is AMAZING! This is the second time that I have made it and it is so so good! I have 3 little boys and sometimes it’s hard to find time to make dinner but this meal is easy to make with incredible flavor! My family loves it : ) I am currently enjoying it as I type this review! It is worth it to put my plate down just to let everyone know that Yumna is very talented and we should thank her for sharing her amazing recipes with all of us!

  3. This is by far your best recipe! There is nothing else to say!
    Deliciously amazing! the smell in the house was irresistible.

  4. Your recipes are solid, time and time again! So thankful for you! Children said this was their fav dinner ever! We all loved it x

  5. Loved this one! So easy. I didn’t have 7 spice so just used what I had and mixed cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Turned out delicious. I love all of Yumnas recipes!!

  6. impressed how this came out! my whole family loved this. kids approved as well. I’ve already made it twice in two weeks.

    thanks for this delicious recipe.

  7. This recipe is so good, it has become a staple in our house!
    Out of curiosity, do you think it can work with fish? Maybe a white fish like tilapia? Trying to incorporate more seafood in my diet lol
    Thank you again!

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