Homemade Baked Chicken and Potatoes

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
492 Calories
22g Fat
53g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 492
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 231mg 18%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1422mg 30%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This baked chicken and potatoes recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. There isn't much prep time and it's practically a meal in one dish. Though it is to be noted that it also works well with a side salad. So simple, yet so delectable. 

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Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, or russets, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, or thighs

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  3. Toss potatoes, 1/4 cup of the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together.

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  4. Spread into a prepared baking dish in a single layer. Bake 10 minutes.

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  5. Place chicken on top of potatoes, arranging potatoes around chicken. Brush remaining tablespoon of olive oil on top of chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Return to oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes until juices of chicken run clear.

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  6. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

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  7. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • Try mixing the potatoes with olive oil, 1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary, and 1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic for some more depth of flavor.
  • Or, trying mixing the potatoes with olive oil, 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice for a brighter, more zesty option.
  • Another good recipe is Baked Chicken With Spinach.