skillet chicken and potatoes

Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

This Skillet Chicken and Potatoes is the perfect easy weeknight meal! With savory fall veggies and deliciously seasoned chicken thighs, this recipe will quickly become a staple in your kitchen!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 23 Carbs 22 Protein 36
Yield 4 1x



  • 1.5 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
  • 2 large russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks


  • 1 tablespoon balsamic reduction 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. First, prepare chicken thighs by mixing together all of the spices. Then, generously rub each chicken thigh with the chicken seasoning making sure to coat both sides. Set aside.
  2. Next, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium/high heat. When the olive oil is fragrant, add the minced garlic. Let sizzle for one minute and then add chicken thighs.
  3. Add chicken thighs to the pan, skin-side down, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add another tablespoon of olive oil and another tablespoon of minced garlic to the same pan and then add the potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. Saute for 4 minutes. Add in the red pepper and continue cooking for another 4 minutes.
  5. Once the potatoes are al dente (almost all the way cooked), add the balsamic vinegar and chicken broth and use a wooden utensil to scrape the brown bits from the bottom. Then, place the chicken breast on top of the veggies and then cover. Let cook over medium/high for 7-8 minutes or until the chicken thighs reach an internal temperature of 160ºF.
  6. Preheat your broiler. Then, place pads of butter on top of chicken thighs and then broil on high for 1-3 minutes or until the butter melts and the chicken browns. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes and enjoy. Top with a balsamic reduction and more salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe Calories: 451 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 604 Fat: 23 Carbohydrates: 22 Fiber: 2 Protein: 36 Cholesterol: 174
Author: Linley RichterCategory: Main MealMethod: Stove TopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: skillet chicken and potatoes

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