Skillet Chicken and Potatoes (one pot meal!) – Fit Foodie Finds

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!

skillet chicken and potatoes in a cast iron skillet

Easy One Pot Dinners!

Who doesn’t love a one pot dinner for easy weeknight meal success!? We’ve been making this skillet chicken and potatoes on repeat ever since testing it. It truly is the perfect savory Fall meal. Oh, and it’s ready in 30 minutes, people!

boneless chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet with a dry rub

Chicken Thighs vs. Chicken Breasts

CHICKEN THIGHS –> We used boneless chicken thighs in this recipe because chicken thighs tend to have a bit more fat in them compared to chicken breasts. We wanted this dish to be rich and savory. Chicken thighs helped us accomplish that goal.

If you only have bone-in thighs, they will absolutely work for this recipe as well! Just know your cook time will be more than with boneless thighs in order to reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

CHICKEN BREASTS –> If you only have chicken breasts on hand, feel free to use ’em! Just make sure if your breasts are larger than boneless thighs that you are cooking to an internal temperature of 165°F, which may increase the cook time a bit.

diced potatoes and red bell peppers in a cast iron skillet

Skillet Veggies

For this chicken skillet we used a combination of hearty veggies, but if you have others on hand, feel free to use those! This recipe calls for:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Red bell pepper
  • Garlic

Optional Add-Ins

Feel free to add or sub in ANY of the following veggies that would complement this dish:

  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
skillet chicken and potatoes looking so delicious in a cast iron skillet

How to Make Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

Make this skillet chicken and potatoes in 5 easy steps:

  1. Prepare Chicken Thighs: First, prepare chicken thighs by mixing together all of the spices, and then generously rub each chicken thigh with the chicken seasoning making sure to coat both sides.
  2. Sear Chicken Thighs: Next, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium/high heat, and when the olive oil is fragrant, add the minced garlic. Let sizzle for one minute and then 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.
  3. Sauté Veggies: 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. Sauté for 4 minutes. Add in the red pepper and continue cooking for another 4 minutes.
  4. Cover and Cook: 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.
  5. Finish with Broil: 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!
bite of a chicken thigh on a fork ready to eat
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


Ingredients

Chicken

  • 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

Other

  • 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 
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks

Toppings 

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

Instructions

  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