Skillet Baked Chicken and Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #1020

October 21, 2011

"This is a lovely meal for 2 hungry people. If you are not a big eater, the leftovers are perfect for lunches the next day as this is even tastier warmed up! If you prefer white meat, you can use skin-on, bone-in chicken breast for this, but it is not as tender."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (809.4 g)
  • Calories 556.5
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 174.3 mg
  • Sodium - 919.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 86.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.3 g
  • Sugars - 14.7 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 312.6 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 80.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Boil potatoes in salted water; drain and set aside.

Step 3

Mash the leaves of 1 rosemary sprig, garlic, 1 tablespoon salt and cayenne into a paste with mortar and pestle.

Step 4

Transfer to a bowl.

Step 5

Stir in the juice of 1/2 a lemon and the olive oil.

Step 6

Add the chicken and turn to coat.

Step 7

Drizzle a bit of cooking oil in a cast iron skillet and bring to medium-high heat.

Step 8

Add the chicken, skin-side down, and drizzle remaining oil mixture over chicken.

Step 9

Cover and cook until the skin browns, about 5 minutes.

Step 10

Turn the chicken; add the mushrooms, onions and potatoes to the skillet and drizzle with the juice of the remaining lemon half.

Step 11

Add the rosemary sprig, red pepper flakes and the squeezed lemon halves to the skillet.

Step 12

Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through and the skin is crisp, 25-30 minutes.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


mmm lovely chicken and so easy, wonderful flavour with a wee bite to it. We loved it and will be making it regularly. I had no fresh rosemary, had to use dried , also had no mushrooms in so replaced them with baby carrots, which added a nice colour to the dish, looking forward to doing it again with the mushrooms and fresh rosemary. Thanks for posting!


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(7 Jan 2012)

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