Chicken and Potatoes is a very easy, one sheet pan dinner, made with just 5 ingredients. It is very simple to make, because you just throw together the seasoned chicken and potatoes in the oven for a delicious and hearty meal. The Ranch seasoning adds the perfect flavor to the crispy chicken and potatoes.
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Chicken and Potatoes
This Chicken and Potatoes is one of the easiest dishes you can make! It is full of flavor and requires just five ingredients. This meal won’t break the bank, and will be a time saver during crazy weeknights. Also, the meal is full of flavors, colorful, and very tasty. The chicken is juicy and tender, while the potatoes are roasted to perfection, and pleasantly crispy.
Another reason why this recipe is a hit, is because it can be made with a variety of other ingredients. For example, you can add your favorite veggies to it, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, olives. Similarly, with this recipe there are no dishes to wash other than the pan and the bowl in which you mix the ingredients. Bonus points for the leftovers being delicious. The ranch seasoning combined with garlic gives this dish a rich and fragrant flavor.
Chicken and Potatoes Recipe Tips:
- Start with organic chicken thighs, using high quality meat, is always the best.
- For crispier potatoes, I recommend to soak them in cold water for about an hour before cocking. This will remove the starch and will result in crispier potatoes.
- Also, make sure to pat dry the potatoes with paper towel after they were soaked in water, for a crisper taste.
- For evenly cooked potatoes, turn them upside down after about 30 minutes of cooking.
- In addition, this recipe is highly customizable. For example you can add a variety of other veggies to it, such as red bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini or grape tomatoes, to name a few.
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Can I make this with Chicken Breast or Chicken Drumsticks?
Absolutely. This is such an easy recipe, that you can also adjust based on your preference. You can use chicken breast or other chicken parts, it will work just as fine. It will taste delicious and it will make up for a very easy and quick dinner.
How to make crispy roasted potatoes?
If you want to make crispy oven baked potatoes, follow the tips below:
- Firstly, crispy roasted potatoes are best made with a white potato as they are not too starchy: Russet, Yukon gold, red, or fingerling, are all good choices.
- After you peel and cut the potatoes, soak them in cold water for about an hour. You will notice that the water starts to get whitish, that is the potato starch. If you have time, replace the water after 30 minutes, because removing the starch will result in crispier potato wedges.
- Next, dry them with paper towels. Try to remove all the moisture, any extra moisture will create a steam effect in the oven.
- Make sure that the oven is hot and that the potatoes are not overcrowded in the baking pan. They should be placed in one layer in the pan and with enough space in between each other.
- If you are concerned about the oil that they are cooking in, you can always choose to arrange the potatoes on a rack placed onto a baking pan.
What should I bake the Chicken and Potatoes in?
- For perfectly crispy potatoes and chicken I recommend using large rimmed baking sheet for this recipe.
- Also, the dry ranch seasoning works well in this recipe.
What wines pair well with this dish?
- A nice, fruity red wine such as Zinfandel or Syrah will pair nicely with the flavors in this chicken dish.
- If you’re looking for a white option, Riesling or Pinot Grigio are always great matches for chicken dishes.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 10 mins
- 6 chicken thighs (bone-in and skin-on trimmed of extra fat)
- 6-8 large potatoes (cut into quarters)
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 packet (1 oz) dry Ranch seasoning mix
- 6 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon ground thyme (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a rimmed 12x18 inch baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, drizzle with olive oil.
- Peel potatoes and cut into quarters.
Prepare the Potatoes:
- Soak the potatoes in cold water for about an hour. If you have time, replace the water after 30 minutes, because removing the starch will result in crispier potatoes.
- Discard water and pat dry the potatoes with a paper towel to remove extra moisture.
- Add potato pieces to a large bowl, add HALF of the dry Ranch seasoning mix and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss everything to coat.
- Add potatoes to the prepared baking sheet. Distribute evenly. Make sure the potatoes have enough room and are not overcrowded, otherwise they will steam and not get crispy.
- Pat dry chicken thighs with a paper towel and add them to a large bowl.
- Add minced garlic, remaining Ranch seasoning mix and the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss everything to coat.
- Arrange the chicken between the potatoes on the baking sheet.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 60 minutes. After 30 minutes of baking, turn the potatoes pieces on the other side, so they get crispy all around.
- The potatoes and chicken thighs are done when they are golden brown and tender when pierced. If needed cook for another 10 minutes. Watch carefully to not burn the chicken.
- To get the chicken crispier, broil for 5 minutes before removing from the oven. Watch carefully to not burn the chicken.
- Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve.