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One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Detail of crispy chicken skin

You guys know how much I love a one pan dinner, particularly one that is made in the oven. No stove splatter (hooray!), minimal washing up, and minimal time required which is always a good thing, particularly during weeknights when energy levels and the desire to cook may be low. You will love how easy this One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes recipe is. Not only is there something wholesome and nourishing about chicken roasting on a bed of flavour-packed potatoes, but it’s simple, taking less than 15 minutes to prepare. Just toss it in a tray and let the oven do its thing! It is so incredibly delicious and makes the perfect family dinner.

Close up of one pan lemon garlic chicken and potatoes

Chicken thigh cutlets (a low-cost, accessible cut of chicken at most major supermarkets) are marinated in garlic, lemon juice, dried herbs and a hint of Dijon mustard before being piled onto potatoes and roasted. The chicken is tender and juicy with a delicious crispy skin, while the potatoes soak up all of the pan juices. We are not going for super crisp potatoes here; we are going for a combination of caramelised and soft. You’ll be left with a saucy broth in the bottom of the pan which is SO incredibly delicious and perfect for drizzling all over the finished dish. I love serving this meal with a big bunch of steamed broccolini heaped in the pan, but don’t be limited to this… I’ve listed a whole heap of my favourite sides below so that you can cater to your family’s tastes.

Pouring pan juices on one pan lemon garlic chicken and potatoes

What can I serve with it?

Make this One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes a complete dish by serving it with steamed broccolini/broccoli, green beans, snow peas, asparagus, sautéed spinach or kale, steamed corn, pumpkin, cauliflower or a simple green leafy salad.

Plated one pan lemon garlic chicken and potatoes recipe

What are some more one pan dinner recipe ideas?

Some of our family favourites are: One Pot Lasagna, Chicken Fajita Tray Bake, Creamy Lemon Chicken Risoni (Orzo), Red Curry Peanut Noodles and One Pan Gnocchi Bolognese. You can find all of my One Pot recipes here.

Can this meal be made ahead of time?

Marinate the chicken up to 24 hours prior to baking OR store cooked chicken and potatoes for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the oven at 200°C/400°F or microwave until piping hot. I regularly make a double batch of this recipe to enjoy for lunch or dinner the following day. Trust me when I say you won’t get sick of leftovers!

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Detail of crispy chicken skin

One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Prep this delicious and comforting One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes within 15 minutes to make an easy, nourishing family dinner that the whole family will enjoy!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 2 lemons, juiced and the zest of 1 lemon (you need 1/4 cup of lemon juice)
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.2 kg chicken thigh cutlets (bone-in, skin on, approximately 5-6 cutlets)
  • 6 medium-sized potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lemon, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or parsley, to garnish
  • Steamed greens or green salad, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C fan).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, dried oregano, garlic, lemon juice and zest, sweet paprika, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Marinate for up to 24 hours or cook immediately.
  3. Add the potatoes to a large baking dish and top with the chicken. Scrape out any marinade left in the bowl and use your hands to coat the potatoes with the marinade.
  4. Arrange the potatoes in an even layer with the chicken sitting on top. Ensure the chicken is not overlapping.
  5. Add the chicken stock to the base of the pan. Scatter the lemon slices around the pan on top of the potatoes only (avoid placing the lemon slices on the chicken as it stops the skin from browning). This step is optional, although the juices from the lemon seep into the potatoes, making them extra lemony and delicious (they also look beautiful).
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the chicken is golden and cooked through, shuffling the potatoes around at the 30-minute mark to stop them burning (see note 1).
  7. Sprinkle the chicken with fresh oregano or parsley and serve with your side of choice.

Equipment

Notes

Note 1 – If you have doubled the recipe or have larger pieces of chicken, add 15 minutes to the cooking time.

MAKE AHEAD

One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes is perfect to make ahead, ready for when you need it.

 

Chicken – Marinate the chicken for up to 24 hours prior to cooking.

 

Potatoes – Peel and slice the potatoes, place them in a large bowl and cover them with water so they are completely submerged. Do not add any flavourings or salt as this will cause them to brown. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel when you are ready to cook.

LEFTOVERS

Refrigerate the chicken and potatoes for up to 3 days.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

Keywords: one pan lemon garlic chicken, one pan chicken and potato recipe

Nic tasting her one pan lemon garlic chicken and potatoes
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  1. I have made this recipe twice and it is now a family favourite! So easy to make and absolutely delicious.

  2. Absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing this will now become a staple recipe in our family.

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