PREP TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 25 MINS | YIELD: 4 servings
Easily and quickly make this one-pan chicken and potatoes any time for a simple dinner that everyone will love. Pan-seared lush chicken and fork-tender potatoes smothered in garlic, Parmesan, spinach cream sauce – a scrumptious complete meal made in a single pan!
1 lb chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
2 tbsp butter
2 c. baby red potatoes, washed and quartered
1 tsp paprika
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 c. (240ml) chicken stock
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp Italian seasoning (thyme, oregano, basil – combined)
1 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
1 c. (240ml) half and a half (half cream mixed with half milk, for a lighter cream)
1 c. fresh spinach
HOW TO MAKE ONE-PAN CHICKEN AND POTATOES WITH GARLIC PARMESAN SPINACH CREAM SAUCE
Step 1: To taste, sprinkle the chicken thighs with 1 tsp Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Step 2: In a large skillet or pot, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chicken thighs to the skillet/pot, skin-side down. Sear the chicken thighs for about 4 to 5 minutes per side or both sides are golden brown. When done, drain the excess grease and transfer the chicken thighs to a plate. Set aside.
Step 3: In the now-empty skillet, melt the rest of the butter. Then, add the garlic, paprika, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, and potatoes. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.
Step 4: To the potatoes in the skillet, stir in the tomato and chicken broth. Simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Step 5: Now, add the half&half (or cream) along with the grated Parmesan cheese, spinach, and crushed chili pepper flakes. Stir well and decrease the heat. Simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 6: Place the chicken thighs back in the skillet, skin-side up. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes more or until the chicken and potatoes are completely cooked. Adjust the seasoning according to taste.
Step 7: Remove from the heat when done and serve the chicken and potatoes right away garnished with more red pepper flakes and Parmesan. Enjoy!
Energy 830.37 kcal, Fat 41.78 g, Protein 79.21 g, Carbs 33.23 g, Saturated Fat 17.59 g, Polyunsat Fat 5.6 g, Monounsat Fat 14.22 g, Sugars 15.92 g, Cholesterol 320.44 mg, Sodium 1030.53 mg, Potassium 1877.05 mg, Fiber 3.65 g