Roast Chicken and Potatoes (One Pan Meal)

Roast Chicken and Potatoes –  an all time favorite Sunday dish! A delicious and juicy roast chicken served with perfectly roasted potatoes, seasoned with a glorious blend of herbs, plus it’s a one pan meal! It can’t get any simpler and more delicious than this.

roast chicken and potatoes in a pan

This one pan Roast Chicken and Potatoes is a great midweek menu or a sunday meal. No need to marinate, no long list of fancy ingredients, it’s a one pan, simple meal that is ready in under an hour. The chicken skin turns very crispy, while the meat stays juicy and potatoes are perfectly crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

How To Make Roast Chicken and Potatoes – Step by Step


Add potatoes, onions, bacon to the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Toss ingredients to coat with thoroughly with oil, and season with salt and pepper, then set the vegetables in the oven (lowest rack).


While the vegetables roast, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large cast iron (if available) skillet set over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, press the chicken (skin-side down) in the skillet. Cook until the skin is a dark golden brown, about 10 minutes. When all chicken has partially cooked, transfer the chicken (skin-side up) to the sheet pan with the vegetables.


While the chicken/vegetables finish cooking, drain all except 2 tablespoons fat from the skillet. Turn heat to medium and add minced shallot, rosemary, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.


Cook until shallot tender. Add figs, Madeira and wine and cook until slightly reduced. Serve fig sauce over the roasted chicken and vegetables.


Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or thyme, if desired.


Serve with pieces of crusty French baguette.



top down shot of roast chicken and potatoes

chicken thigh

Can I Roast Other Cuts Of Chicken?

I made this  recipe with chicken thighs, you can replace them with chicken breasts, drumsticks or with a combination of the three.  If you are using other chicken cuts,  you may have to adjust the cooking time, as needed.

Roast Chicken and Potatoes – A Customizable Dish

What is great about garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes is that you can completely customize it! As I mentioned you can go for different cuts of chicken For instance, if you  bought a big pack of chicken legs, use those instead! You can also use skinless chicken thighs instead of skin-on thighs. Although, I would highly recommend leaving the skin on. That gorgeous, golden crispy skin is one of the best parts.

What about veggies? You can mix it up with the vegetables, try zucchini, asparagus, broccoli or mushrooms. 

Roast Chicken and Potatoes – A One Pan Meal

This is a great go-to dish for when you have guests over. If you have a lot of guests, you just need to double or triple the recipe and you can basically feed an army. Perfect for a holiday gathering or hearty weeknight family meal.

spoon picking up chicken thigh

overhead shot of roast chicken and potatoes

Top Tips For Roast Chicken and Potatoes

  • Make sure to use a preheated oven.
  • If cooking for a smaller group, a cast iron skillet is a great pan to roast a chicken in. It retains heat well, has built-in handles, and doesn’t take up as much room as a roasting pan.
  • Roasting time could vary depending on oven or weight of chicken.
  • Serve with a fresh salad and/or a crusty baguette.

chicken thighs

sauce on chicken thighs

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