One Pan Roast Chicken with Potatoes

Who wouldn’t want to only clean up one pan? Not only is clean-up easy but this chicken is outstanding-

One day I just did not feel like making potatoes and veg separately for dinner. Usually I put the potatoes and veg around my meat or cook them separately. I decided to roast the seasoned chicken overtop of sliced potatoes. I like a soft schmaltzy potato with crispy edges and that is exactly what I got with this recipe. When the chicken was cooked I removed it to a plate, turned the oven heat up to 400f and cooked those potatoes longer so they were nice and crispy around the edges. The carrots crisped up as well.

The recipe is easy to adjust! Depending on how many people will be eating it you can adjust the quantities of chicken and potatoes as needed! Also, you may need to make more spice rub if you are cooking a larger quantity of chicken.

Here is the recipe.

3-4 russet potatoes

salt & pepper

3 carrots

8 bone-in chicken thighs

oil to rub on the chicken pieces

Spice Rub

2 tbsp paprika

2 tsp brown sugar

2 tsp white sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp dry mustard


Preheat oven to 375f

Use a baking pan that is not too much larger than the amount of chicken you have..

  1. Peel and slice the potatoes into 1/4- 1/3 inch rounds & lay them into the bottom of your pan where you are going to put the chicken pieces.. so more toward the centre of the pan. They do not have to be in a single layer. Season the potatoes with salt & pepper
  2. Clean your carrots then cut them into chunks. Put them around the edges of the pan
  3. Place the chicken thighs on the potatoes
  4. Mix the spice rub together and then rub onto the top and bottom of each piece of chicken. Using a pastry brush, brush each piece of chicken with a bit of oil
  5. Bake uncovered for approx 45 – 50 minutes or longer as needed to make sure the chicken is throughly cooked and the skin is nicely browned. Baste the chicken occasionally with the pan juices.
  6. When the chicken is cooked completely, remove from the pan and set aside
  7. Move the potatoes and carrots around a bit in the pan just so that they willl not stick
  8. Turn the oven heat up to 400f and continue cooking the potatoes until the are as brown as you like them to be!! I cooked mine for about 20 minutes ! Watch that they do not burn!


Put the sliced potatoes in the middle of the baking dish and the carrots around the edge
Season with salt and pepper
Put the chicken thighs on top of the potatoes
Season the chicken with the spice rub
Put some oil on the chicken then pop it into the oven to roast
Once the chicken is done remove from the pan and set aside
The potatoes and carrots were cooked longer so he potatoes could get crispy
One pan chicken & potato dinner

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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