This sheet pan baked chicken and potatoes recipe is super easy and makes a delicious and comforting dinner that the whole family will love!
This chicken potato bake is pretty fast and fuss-free. Sometimes roasted chicken and potatoes is just what's needed. It's simple, and it brings me back to my childhood. The perfect comfort food.
The whole thing takes less than an hour, and only about 10 minutes of it is prep time.
Try my crispy baked chicken thighs recipe!
This roasted chicken and potatoes recipe all cooks on one baking sheet (or use a large roasting dish), so clean-up is minimal. I suggest lining the sheet pan with some tin foil to make the clean-up even easier.
I tossed the chicken and potatoes with an assortment of pantry-staple herbs and spices and also added some fresh herbs to give it that extra little burst of flavor.
The chicken skin nicely crisps up, and the potatoes end up beautifully crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
How long does it take to bake chicken thighs?
30-40 minutes at 400F is a good starting point. I used bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for this recipe, which makes them take a little longer. But the taste is so worth it!
You may also like my lemon chicken stuffed shells recipe or my easy mustard roasted chicken thighs.
Hope you enjoy this easy chicken and potatoes recipe!
Do simple roast chicken recipes like this bring you back to your childhood as well? Nom nom nom.
Let me know in the comments below if you've made this or if you have any questions.
Sheet Pan Baked Chicken and Potatoes Recipe
- 1 pound yellow potatoes cut into quarters lengthwise (peel if desired)
- 6-8 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on)
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 package poultry fresh herb mix (rosemary, sage, thyme)
- Preheat oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position.
- Grease a large, rimmed baking sheet or line it with foil. Cut up your potatoes and add them to the baking sheet along with the chicken.
- Use your hands to coat the chicken and potatoes with the oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, and some salt & pepper (I'm pretty generous) onto the chicken and potatoes. Use your hands again to toss everything together so it's evenly coated. Surround the chicken and potatoes with the poultry herb mix (I put some of it on top of the chicken + potatoes and leave other intact sprigs scattered).
- Roast for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through but not overcooked. Cooking time will vary depending on how big the chicken pieces are (internal temperature should reach 165F).
- Broil for a few minutes to crisp up the chicken skin and potatoes if desired.
- Serves 4-6.
Made this last night and it was a hit! Thank you! 🙂
You're very welcome!!
I've made this several times, and it's always a winner! Leftovers are good the next day too. This will be a standard for a hearty and satisfying supper for cold days.
I'm so glad you like it, and thanks for taking the time to review this recipe, Kristi! 🙂
Alexis Harrison says
Would you say for the poultry mix is about 2 tablespoons of each or more? Excited to try this!
Hi! I would say probably a bit less than that (like once you've chopped it). It's definitely a pretty forgiving recipe, so just use your best judgement. 🙂
Has anyone ever tried this with canned potatoes? That is all I have.
Hi! I think those could work, but they may cook a little faster.
Hi, I am going to try and make this recipe with chicken drumsticks and chicken wings. I will let you know how it turns out.
Hope it works out! 🙂
It work out fantastic thank you
Made this for my bf the other night and he had 3 chicken thighs! Going to make again tonight but with chicken breasts instead
That's awesome!!! I am so happy you enjoyed it. Let me know how it goes with chicken breasts!
Marie Idaszak says
I am going to try the chicken and potatoes tonight.
Hope you like it 🙂
Tastes great! I just wish I could get the potatoes more crispy. I broil it at the end, which helps, but they still end up pretty soft. Now that I think about it, that's probably due to the size I'm cutting them. I'll have to try smaller potatoes next time and see how it works...
Yes! Let me know if that crisps them up a bit. Or maybe you could give them more of a head start?
I made this the weekend after Thanksgiving and my boys loved it! I only had boneless, skinless thighs, so cooked it for a little less time. We are cooking again tonight with the bone and skin on thighs. Very easy and delicious!
I'm so glad to hear it!!
Would it take longer with chicken breasts halves?
Hi! I think it would actually take less time. It really varies depending on their weight, but 20-25 minutes at 400F is a good starting point (use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken 165F in the middle before serving). I find that roasting boneless/skinless chicken breasts is quite hit or miss for me and they often end up overcooked and dry, unfortunately. That's why I prefer the bone-in skin-on thighs (they're also way more flavorful).
We enjoyed this meal.
So happy to hear it! 🙂