Easy and Tasty One-pan oven-roasted chicken and potatoes recipe

Easy and Tasty One-pan oven-roasted chicken and potatoes recipe



Almost every person in the world loves the classic combination of roasted chicken and potatoes. Try to search google for a recipe, and you will get hundreds or even thousands of recipes.

The truth is that it is a match made in heaven. An easy recipe produces a perfectly roasted chicken with crunchy potatoes cooked in the chicken’s juices and melting in your mouth.

Another beautiful thing about this recipe for roasted chicken and potatoes is that it is all done in one baking tray, so there is not much cleaning to do. 


So what’s so special about the oven-baked chicken and potatoes recipe? The fact that we add to it a little twist – honey.

Besides the fact that the honey adds a nice sweetness to our recipe, the sugars in the honey caramelize and help the potatoes develop a nice brown crispy skin on the outside, so we’re getting crispy potatoes that melt in the mouth.

CHEF's tip for great looking dish

We want to keep our potatoes whole and not mashed for a great-looking dish. 

To Avoid mashing the potatoes when turning them over, remove the chicken from the tray and use a silicone spatula to turn the potatoes carefully.
When done turning the potatoes, return the chicken to the tray.

Easy and Tasty One-pan oven-roasted chicken and potatoes recipe

Easy and Tasty One-pan oven-roasted chicken and potatoes recipe

Course Tags Main Course
Cuisine Tags Mediterranean
Keyword Tags baked chicken, chicken, chicken and potatoes, roasted chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 245 kcal
Author Hanan Evyasaf


  • 5 -6 chicken thigh
  • 10 medium potatoes cut to 3X3 cubes
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 full tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/356F

    Baked chicken and potatoes
  2. Peel the potatoes, place them in a bowl and cover them with cold water to prevent them from oxidaizing and turning black.

    Cut the potatoes lengthwise to quarters. Cut each quarter into cubes according to its size. Small quarters cut to 2 and large quarters cut to 3.

    We are trying to cut all the potatoes to the same size so they will be evenly cooked.     

    oven Baked chicken and potatoes
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large baking tray and mix well. 

    Taste the seasoning. It should taste high in saltiness and with a strong garlic taste. Don't worry; the potatoes will absorb some of the saltiness. And the garlic taste will reduce in the cooking process.

    If needed, fix the seasoning.

    Baked chicken and potatoes
  4. Rearrange the chicken parts on top of the potatoes.

    We want the chicken to be exposed to the heat and drip its juices on the potatoes. The potatoes will be cooked in the chicken's oil and juices at the baking tray's bottom. 

    Bake the chicken in the oven for around 70 minutes. 

    oven Baked chicken and potatoes
  5. After 30 minutes, taste a piece of potato to check the saltiness. If needed, add some salt. 

    Turn over the chicken and potatoes and place the chicken on top of the potatoes again. 

    To keep the potatoes looking nice and not mashed, the best practice is to remove the chicken from the baking tray and use a silicone spatula to flip the potatoes. When done, return the chicken and place it back on top of the potatoes.

    Keep baking the chicken for another 10 - 15 minutes and turn the chicken and potatoes over again. Keep on flipping the chicken and potatoes every 10 - 15 minutes until the chicken is done, which will take approximately 70 minutes depending on the heat of your oven and the size of the chicken. 

    Baked chicken and potatoes
  6. Since not all ovens are the same and the chicken size may vary, checking the drumstick is the best way to check if the chicken is ready.

    On the drumstick, there is a small piece of meat that signifies that the chicken is ready. If it gets pulled out easily, the chicken is ready. The piece is marked in the picture with a white arrow. 

    All you have to do is try to pull it. If it falls off easily, the chicken is ready. If not, give the chicken an extra 3 - 5 minutes in the oven and check again. 

    pull-here-baked-Baked chicken and potatoes
  7. If you like your potatoes browner, you can remove the chicken from the tray and bake the potatoes for few more minutes. Don't forget to turn them around. 

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