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Crispy lemon herb chicken and potatoes is an easy to make and flavorful one pan meal!

crispy lemon herb chicken and potatoes in a brown bowl

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close-up of crispy lemon herb chicken and potatoes

This is quite possibly my favorite one pan creation! We had some little potatoes left over and I just threw them in. It worked out well.

I’m really liking crispy skin chicken lately. Not that I ever disliked it… I’ve just cooked it more in the last few weeks than I have in a looong time. I tend to default to boneless, skinless chicken breasts when I make chicken recipes. They have their uses, but chicken thighs are the best for cooking in the oven as they don’t dry out as easily.

bowl of crispy lemon herb chicken and potatoes next to a skillet

The whole garlic cloves become these melt-in-your-mouth treats when you bite into them. The oven really works its magic in this recipe. 🙂

close-up of crispy lemon herb chicken and potatoes with a wooden serving spoon

This chicken recipe is hot and comforting, but the fresh herbs and lemon make it suitably summery. This week has been pretty bleh weather-wise, but I guess we need the rain. It’s supposed to pick up this weekend, however, so I will hopefully get outside for some nature walks. I like living on the edge.

Will you make this one pan crispy lemon herb chicken and potatoes dish?

crispy lemon herb chicken with little potatoes in a brown bowl
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Crispy Lemon Herb Chicken and Potatoes

Delicious crispy skin lemon herb chicken with little potatoes. All done in one skillet.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 6 chicken thighs (skin on)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 (10 fluid ounce) cans chicken broth
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 garlic cloves (whole, peeled)
  • Pinch of Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 pound little potatoes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon (or to taste) fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (or to taste) fresh oregano chopped


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F and place the rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Season chicken with salt & pepper on both sides.
  • Add the olive oil to a large, deep skillet (mine is 2" deep) on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces (skin down) to the skillet. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the skin is crispy. You may need to turn down the heat a bit if the oil is splattering a lot, but you still want to make sure the pan is hot. Turn the chicken and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the onion.
  • Once the chicken is done frying, take it out of the pan and set it aside.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook it for about five minutes or until it's lightly browned.
  • Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper (if desired) to the pan. Stir until the mustard is dissolved.
  • Add the chicken back into the pan and place the little potatoes around the chicken. Put the pan in the oven and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Chop the parsley and oregano and set aside.
  • Prior to serving, sprinkle the chopped herbs on top and serve immediately.


  • If you don't have an oven proof skillet, you can transfer everything from your pan into a baking dish after step 7.
  • Serves 4-6.
  • This is the skillet I used to make this recipe.

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  1. Susan says:

    Haven’t made yet but would like to know if the are thighs bone-in? Planning on shopping tomorrow morning. Thanks so much. BTW, looks incredibly yummy.

    1. Natasha says:

      Hi! I believe these were bone-in (my apologies, this recipe is way back from 2016 so I can’t say for sure). However, the cooking time will be the same and chicken thighs are forgiving, so boneless or bone-in will work just fine. Let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

  2. Sue-Lane says:

    Could you do this with a butterflied whose chicken and roast it?

    1. Natasha says:

      I don’t see why not. I think that would be delicious. I would skip the frying step and instead broil it at the end to crisp up the skin. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Joanne says:

    I’m looking for.a chicken thigh recipe for a party I’m hosing and may give this a try. It sounds and looks delicious. I like the Dijon mustard flavor with the honey and olive oil.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! Let me know if you do try it.

  4. plasterer bristol says:

    This is lovely one of my favorite dressings. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  5. Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon says:

    Yum! Your pictures always make me hungry! And that is some beautiful crispy looking skin you have on that chicken.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks Annemarie!! That’s my goal hehe.

  6. Leslie Rossi | alifewellconsumed says:

    i love this! chicken, potatoes, chickpeas, what else could you want?
    plus pictures are beautiful


  7. Mary says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I need to make this as soon as possible!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks!! Let me know if you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  8. Zoe says:

    Mmmm i cant’t stop looking at your images Natasha! The potatoes look soooo yummy.

    Looks like the perfect comfort food. We will have to give this a go next time it rains in Leeds (which wont be long).

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much, Zoe!! It is good for a rainy day… we’ve had quite a few here too lately!

  9. Meaghan says:

    This looks so fantastic!! Thanks for solving my dinner dilemma πŸ™‚

    1. Natasha says:

      You are welcome πŸ™‚