Homemade Baked Chicken and Potatoes

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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Ratings (146)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
655 Calories
41g Fat
17g Carbs
52g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 655
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 52g
Calcium 207mg 16%
*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. 

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes (or Russet potatoes; peeled and cut into 1-inch dices)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (plus 1 tablespoon; 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-by-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.