Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

Thinly slice the potatoes so that they will cook more quickly and will be cooked through by the time the chicken is done.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6



  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (less or more depending on how much you like mustard, we like it with 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbes de provence (can sub Italian seasoning or dry thyme or 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped herbs such as thyme or tarragon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 2 pounds chicken thighs, bone in, skin-on, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 large Yukon gold potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick or less)
  • 1 cup sliced, peeled shallots (can sub thinly sliced onion that have soaked in water for 10 min)
  • 3 to 4 whole garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • Several whole sprigs of fresh tarragon or thyme (optional)
  • More salt and pepper to taste


1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle all sides of chicken thighs with kosher salt and set aside.


2 In a small bowl whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, herbes de provence, 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

3 Spread a teaspoon of olive oil over the bottom of  a large (9x13-inch) casserole dish.

Cover the bottom of the dish with the thinly sliced potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Distribute the sliced shallots over the potatoes, and sprinkle again with a little salt and pepper.

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4 Place the chicken thighs, skin-side up, on top of the shallots. Wedge the garlic cloves between pieces of chicken.

If you have fresh herbs such as tarragon or thyme, you can wedge them in along the border, between the chicken pieces and the dish.

Whisk the vinaigrette again and pour it over the chicken, spreading it with your fingers to make sure the chicken is well coated.

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5 Bake uncovered in a 375°F oven for 50 minutes, or until the thighs are well browned and cooked through. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

(Note if you find the potatoes still need a bit more time, just remove the thighs to a plate to rest and cook the potatoes an extra 10 minutes or so.)

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  • Michele @ Flavor Mosaic

    You must have read my mind! I was looking for a recipe for chicken thighs. This looks fantastic! Thank you!

  • Tina

    Just the sight of this made me weak in the knees! I know what Monday’s dinner is going to be!

  • Margarita

    Om nom nom….!!! Chicken and potatoes… that’s my kind of meal! A question: how thin do I have to slice the potatoes? In other words, do I have to use a mandolin or they don’t have to be that thin?

    • Elise

      Hi Margarita, I didn’t use a mandoline on mine, I just cut them as thinly as I could with a sharp chef’s knife.

  • Miranda

    These look incredible! I’ve been looking for a new way to make chicken thighs, and I think this is something I’ll definitely have to try. Thanks!

  • GG

    I can’t wait to try this! Simple yet surely bursting with flavor!

  • Randi

    Is it possible to modify this to use boneless skinless chicken breasts? My kids complain when their meat has bones in it but I think they’d like all the flavors.

    • Lana

      What about just deboning the thighs? It is easy to cut down the back of the thigh and remove the bone.

    • Elise

      The problem with using boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe is that the breasts would dry out in the long baking needed to cook the potatoes and shallots. Chicken breasts cook more quickly than thighs, and skin is needed to protect the meat from drying out.

  • Robert Yesselman

    Hi – what’s the internal temp when the thighs are done? 160? Thanks.

  • serena

    You always have the best recipes! Everyone always tells me I’m a great cook but really it’s you! I just direct everyone to your site.

  • Jen

    Elise, I can’t wait to make this, but would I reduce the cooking time if using deboned thighs?

    • Elise

      Hi Jen, good question. In theory yes, you would reduce the cooking time. By how much, I don’t know. The problem is that you sill want the potatoes to cook through, which they just do with the current recipe. If you reduce the cooking time, you’ll probably need to slice the potatoes even thinner, with a mandolin, so they get cooked by the time the chicken is done.

      • Janine Vanderlinde

        Just cover it with foil for the first three quarters of cooking time then uncover for a bit. Will be cooked through.

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Oh my goodness this is a marvelous recipe to have. A full meal with lots of flavor in one pan. Yes, please!

  • peggy

    I have a dumb question! I want to make this. I find a lot of recipes that I love however I always have this same problem. . We won’t eat 2 lbs of chicken thighs. I would make just one pound. Do I have to reduce the amounts of the ingredients to make one pound of thighs or leave it the same?

    • Divide in half, or invest in tupperware

      Yes, divide most of the main ingredients accordingly. Except you can never really have enough garlic, IMHO, so there it is. Basically, reduce the amount of potatoes in this one.

      Or, buy some plastic food bins and store the remainder for leftovers.

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I put a triple star beside this recipe in my recipe roster. That’s my highest rating and means I am making this baby. I like because you can make it ahead and then pop it into the oven later. All those flavors marinating together while it’s cooking with me doing nothing except drinking a glass of wine and chatting with my guests. Ha!

  • Natalie @ Paper & Birch

    LOVE easy meals like this. Looks yummy Elise!

  • Dave

    I have been doing something similar with a butterflied chicken roasted over a pan of veggies, but I think I like your recipe better. The vinaigrette looks very tasty and I bet that putting the chicken right on top of the veggies keeps everything nice and juicy.

  • Dave Drum

    I’ve been reading your blog via an RSS feed on my iGoogle home page for some time. And making the occasional recipe and/or reposting (with appropriate credit given) to the Cooking Echo on FIDO. But, this is the first time I have felt compelled to make comments.

    Killer recipe! And my favourite part of the chicken. I was going to make a razzleberry puree and sour cream chicken thighs recipe I scored from recipesource.com. But, no brandy in stock. Then this fell into my in box.

    I hope the Yukon Gold spuds were just for the colour – because I used red-skin white potatoes and they worked quite nicely.

    Oh, yeah, I also nominated Simply Recipes as my favourite food blog (now that Dave’s Cupboard has gone dark) on the recent Saveur Magazine poll. Hope you win something.

  • Amber

    Trying this tonight!

    • Amber

      This turned out amazing! So glad I saw this post on FB. Definitely a keeper.

  • Paul

    A good recipe — I’ll use it again. But with less salt next time (and I like salt!).
    Regarding the vinaigrette: I’ve always used a ratio of 2 or 3 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar for a typical salad vinaigrette, but your ratio is reversed. Was this intentional for this particular dish?
    Regarding weights and measures: I always appreciate recipes that include measurements by weight, rather than by volume, where appropriate — such as things like sliced shallots!

    • Elise

      Hi Paul, the inverse ratio is intentional, because the skin-on chicken thighs produce the fat to make up the difference. When I made a version with a regular vinaigrette the result wasn’t nearly as flavorful and had way too much fat.

  • Erin

    I made this tonight and it was AMAZING! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I realized at the last minute that I was out of red wine vinegar, so I substituted white wine vinegar. It still turned out great – the entire family loved this dish!

    Question: What is the reason for soaking the onions for 10 minutes?

    • Elise

      Hi Erin, I’m so glad you liked it! Soaking sliced onions in water takes some of the “bite” out of them, making them perform a little bit more like shallots, that are mellower when cooked. If you use sliced onions and you don’t soak them first, I find that they have a little bit of a raw taste to them in this recipe.

  • Jaylene Myers

    Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious!!!
    Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  • Lauren

    I made this last night, delicious! I used the onions straight up and stirred a few times to make sure everything was getting coated in the wonderful juices. The potatoes took a little longer to cook then my thighs did so I just removed the thighs when they were done and kept them warm while the potatoes finished up then spinkled it all with Grana Padano- everything’s better with a little cheese.

  • Liz

    An excellent recipe. I’ve been making a similar one with large cubed potatoes and onions and spices. My favorite.

  • Aron

    Elise…that is a beautiful dish, perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tina

    I made this tonight, and it was fantastic! Made it exactly as written – I couldn’t believe all the flavor that transferred into the potatoes – WOW! My husband and I love it and will definitely make it again. OH yes, and I did make it earlier and put it in the fridge for a few hours before cooking it. Thanks, Elise!

  • Tracy Watkins

    I made this exactly like the recipe and there was too much juice in the pan. Poured out about 2 cups of juice from chicken and vinaigrette and tried to cook the potatoes so they had a little texture. Problem was then chicken was dried out.

    • Elise

      Hi Tracy, the vinaigrette plus the olive oil for spreading around the pan adds up to 1/4 of a cup of liquid. So, your 2 pounds of chicken thighs produced 1 3/4 cups of juice when they cooked? That is rather unusual.

      • Tracy Watkins

        Hi Elise – I doubled the recipe but maybe I didn’t use enough potatoes (although I used six). What is the texture of the potatoes supposed to be like? I was thinking or doing this again but cooking the chicken and potatoes separately because we like a little texture on our potatoes. The flavor was very good but trying to get the potatoes and chicken exactly to our texture was challenging. Have you ever doubled this?

        • Elise

          Hi Tracy, by texture do you mean firmness or softness? Yukon golds and russets cook differently. Yukon golds hold their shape better and they take longer to cook. Russets don’t hold their shape as well and they cook more quickly. So it all depends on the potato you are using, how thin you cut them, and how long you cook them. I like Yukon golds because they hold their shape better. To cook in the time allotted though, you either need to microwave them a bit first (as another commenter recommended) or cut them very thin.

          As for doubling the recipe, I haven’t done that yet. As for doubling the potatoes, I haven’t done that either, though if I were to do it, I might pre-cook the potatoes a bit first.

  • Ellen

    WOW! This dish was a big hit here. Chicken thighs and potatoes are two of my husband favorite foods. I needed extra baking time for the potatoes to be done and the skin on the thighs to crisp up..maybe 20 minutes more. Next time I think I will try fresh rosemary instead of tarragon. Great way to experiment with fresh herbs. This will be served many more times at this house!

  • Lindsay

    I’ve been an avid reader since 2007. I love it when you post recipes like these — meals with cheap, accessible ingredients prepared beautifully. Definitely going to try it.

  • Bex

    I have a suggestion for getting the potatoes to cook in less time – put them out on a flat dish and microwave them on high for about 1.5 – 2 minutes. Then put them in the casserole dish… they will be partly cooked already. I do this all the time with baked potatoes when I am short on time – just stick raw unpeeled potatoes with a fork and microwave them on high for about 4-5 minutes, then put in oven to finish up baking for about 20-25 minutes. Works every time!

  • Beth

    Elise, thank you for your blog! You are saving my bacon with your great recipes!

    I am creating a new home abroad, but have no cookbooks! I look forward to your blog daily! Your blog is mentioned first in surveys I have participated in.

    Your amazing meatloaf recipe is the best I have ever had! Now I can’t wait to try this tonight as an alternative to a rich creamy pasta sauce!

    Ciao! Beth

  • Natasha

    This sounds great, but I am worried about all that fat from the chicken skin. I’m thinking boneless, skinless thighs would be a healthier option. Do you think the dish would be to dry?

    • Elise

      Yes, I think the dish will be too dry. Way too dry.

      • Ian

        I only had skinless and deboned thighs, 500 kg, available. so, I doubled the amount of vinagrette and covered the dish for 45 min before uncovering. The chicken was fine. However, I had to cook the dish for another 45 min for the potatoes to cook. I may have had the oven too low or too many potatoes or something.

        Anyway, the dish was very tasty and my family loved it. I will definitely be trying this again, but I think I will pre-cook the potatoes.

  • Judi

    Oh my. I made this last night and just had to stop myself. The potatoes and shallots! Really, I could be happy with just the potatoes and shallots. Of course, having the chicken with that yummy vinaigrette doesn’t hurt either. What a great way to use up some of the tarragon that’s thriving in my garden.
    Thanks for such a simple, easy recipe.

  • Ashley Denae

    Oh my word. . . This looks so heavenly. I have never cooked with chicken thighs but it’s happening after seeing this! I think this website is my newest obsession for new recipes to try.

  • gaps girl

    I made this dish with zuchinni instead of potatoes and it was tasty. The chicken was very juicy. I plan to make it again soon.

    Elise, would apple cider vinegar work instead of red wine vinegar? Also, i want to add more vegggies. Any ideas on what other veggies would work well?

    • Elise

      Apple cider vinegar would work fine. As for other vegetables, I would do root vegetables such as parsnips, carrots, turnips, and rutabagas. You could also try kohlrabi.

      • Deb

        just popped this in the oven – it was so easy!!! I love the recipe and love being able to read the comments. I just saw the one about subbing zuchinni instead of potatoes and may try that next time or the root vegetables such as parsnips, carrots, turnips, and rutabagas that Elise mentioned. My only regret is that I am out of fresh garlics so I heaped 2 tablespoons of jarred minced garlic in with the italian dressing (and I used a bottle of zesty pepper Italian with added oil and dijon mustard) I hope it is still as good as the original sounds. I plan to splurge and have it with bread and red wine.
        mmmm… I can smell it cooking – so far so good!
        I used boneless skinless thighs so I may cover with foil part of the time – will let you know how it goes.

  • Bethany

    I made this last night using red potatoes, small yellow onions, and quarter legs (way cheaper than thighs). Turned out great. I used sage and thyme as my herbs, duck fat to grease the pan, and grapefruit juice and Dijon for the vinaigrette. I love how the potatoes and onions maintain their texture and don’t become overpowered by the chicken or vinaigrette flavor. The pan drippings also work great as a salad dressing.

    • Bethany

      I forgot to write that I did baste twice during cooking. I think it would have turned out too dry if I hadn’t.

  • Gonzalo

    It seems to me that you have more recipes for thighs and legs than for breasts. Do you personally prefer thighs or is it “the old breasts dry out to easily” reasoning? Personally, I like both equally, but thighs can be so underrated, although they often have better flavor.

    • Elise

      Busted! I prefer thighs. To me they taste better, more chicken-y. They are also more forgiving when you cook them, as they do not dry out as easily.

  • Amber

    I have sweet potatoes on hand, would that work instead of Yukon Gold?

    • Elise

      Sure, sweet potatoes would work too! If they end up taking longer to cook, you can remove the chicken when the chicken is done and just let sweet potatoes cook a little longer.

  • Teresa Hartung

    I made this tonight with sweet potatoes because I had quite a few and I wanted to use them up. Oh my gosh!! Mixed with the sweetness of the onions, I was eating more of them, than the chicken! Great recipe

    • Amber

      Oh, good! Thanks, Teresa. I’m making this tonight and I’m so excited that the sweet potatoes are an awesome replacement!

  • Kathy

    This looks like such a lovely recipe, both this one and the Greek version. Is there something I could use to replace the mustard – or perhaps leave it out altogether? My family really does not like mustard. Thanks!

    • Elise

      You can just skip the mustard, maybe add another teaspoon of vinegar.

      • Kathy

        Great I’ll give that a try. It’s a hard one to substitute yet called for in so many recipes. Thanks!

  • Penelope Russell

    This recipe caught my eye immediately because we love chicken thighs. Finally got everything together and did it tonight. I cut off (with kitchen shears!) as much fat and extraneous skin as possible. The balance still seemed good, i.e. there was enough ‘chicken juice’ to give adequate moisture for the potatoes to cook without drying out. I used more garlic than called for…….love it, and found that after all was cooked, the garlic was very tender, and on my plate I cut it up in little pieces and ate it mixed in with all of other components. We are a family of two, but I followed the whole recipe: two thighs each with two left over for husband later in the week when I’m out to book club! He’ll MW It on ‘reheat’, and I think it should be delicious!

  • Julie

    Elise this is in my oven right now. It’s only been a few minutes and my house smells amazing. Thanks for working so hard to bring us all these wonderful recipes!

  • Katherine

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was really super delicious! My husband said it was the best chicken dish he’d had in ages and my 14 year old son liked it too. I am always attracted by one pot recipes as they make life easier. I had fresh tarragon so stuffed it around the side of the dish as the recipe suggests and added some chopped with thyme to the vinaigrette. Served with green beans and sliced carrots it was delicious. I don’t think it would be as good without the tarragon which really made it special. This is simple enough for a family meal – takes about 20 mins to prepare then I left it to cook for about 1.5 hours as I like the chicken to fall off the bone a a little; or special enough to serve for guests.
    This will become a family favourite – more like this please!!

  • Julia

    Delicious! This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your blog and it is a winner! I used regular white vinegar and the smokey mustard because those were what I had on hand. I made the vinaigrette first using my substituted ingredients and it tasted great. Smelled wonderful too. The chicken turned out so juicy. Love your blog, particularly the tips and tricks section. Thank you!

  • Natasha

    I was a hero after making this recipe. My son said it was the best chicken he ever had – coming from a picky eater, this is quite a statement. My husband called me superwoman. Please give us more of these!

  • Eric

    Made this for dinner tonight and was very pleased. The only thing that I did differant was that I roughly chopped the garlic. Some time in the near future I will try the Greek version. I have not had a recipie from this site that I have not liked. This is my go to site for good food. I like the write up at the beginning of the reciepies and they are always easy to follow. Thank you, Eric

  • Ceri

    Made it last night. Chicken was incredibly moist, the flavor was great but even with extra cooking time (which both the chicken and the potatoes needed) the potatoes were still al dente. I sliced them with a mandolin, so they were thin, but the chicken was done so I pulled it out. I did like it enough to give it another try though, so I will either blanch or micro wave the potatoes first next time! Thanks!

  • Bethany

    I absolutely love this recipe. It was so easy to put together and I had no problem following it. I made it last weekend for my friends and all of us practically licked the plate clean ( with bread of course :) ) Great recipe for transitioning from winter to spring.

  • Inez

    WOW! This is a great recipe. It will be a regular on cooler days. The only adjustment I made was broiling the dish for about 3 minutes to crisp the skin at the end of the cooking. My husband and I loved it. Thank you for such a great dinner!

  • William Stoneman

    What a perfect meal!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Rochelle

    I have this in the oven now I can’t wait to eat some! I did not have yukon gold but I had red potatoes, I think it will still taste wonderful! I think this will go great with some nice spring asparagus and fresh rolls from the bakery!

  • Alysha

    Looks great but one thing: I HATE mustard. does it really need to be there? Anything I can change it to. I am VERY picky. Even the shallots are half and half but im going to try this it sounds good!

    • Elise

      If you don’t like mustard, you can leave it out. You may want to add a little vinegar though in that case.

  • James

    Great recipe. Thanks! Tried it last night and it was perfect. Some modifications:

    . Mix of stoneground & honey mustard, instead of Dijon (was out of Dijon)
    . Pieces of fresh kale and sprigs of cilantro on top instead of fresh herbs
    . White onion (1/2 small) instead of shallots (was out of shallots)
    . Diced garlic from a jar (just easier and the flavor absorbs better, IMO)

    • Deb

      LOL – the whole garlic cloves are the ultimate !!! Once they are baked this long they are like butter – no heat and almost no hint of garlic – just nutty, soft, and delicious. I too had to sub diced from a jar but will make this again as soon as I get fresh garlic – just for the whole clove experience. (but may use both diced from a jar with the whole cloves on top). My husband and I will be fork-sparring to get all the garlic cloves!

  • Michelle

    Oh my…I am all googly eyed over the dish that this chicken was prepared in! Where can I get it? It’s beautiful!

    • Elise

      Hi Michelle, a friend of mine gave me the dish a few years ago. She bought it at Crate and Barrel. I’ve tried to find more there but haven’t been able to.

  • John B

    Well, I made this by the recipe and it did not turn out well. Not sure what to say.. I will let the next unsuspecting person waste their food on it.

  • Roe Povernan

    Very blah
    Needs diced tomato or something

    • Elise

      Try adding a bit more salt. Both potatoes and chicken really need salt to make their flavors shine.

  • Rochelle

    I thought it was a wonderful dish, both my husband and I loved it. I will be making it again!

  • Bo J

    Great recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and my son couldn’t stop eating it. He basically ate it all. I had one piece and was quite impressed. Easy to make too. This one is going to be a staple.

  • Amy

    I made this a couple nights ago and it was a hit! Even my husband and I who usually aren’t a big fan of chicken thighs.

    I doubled the recipe and used my biggest pan (not sure the size but bigger than 9×13). I used red potatoes just because that is what I had on hand, sliced thin using a mandolin slicer. I had to bake it slightly longer, 10 or 15 minutes more.

    Will definitely be making again! Thanks!

  • Mhundley

    Wow. This instantly became one of my husband’s favorite dinners!

  • JD_Aussie

    Yum!, I used skinless, boneless thighs and it was so delicious, moist and tasty, I will definitely make again. I used and recommend fresh thyme, French shallots and a quality Dijon mustard. I served with fresh steamed vegetables and my foodie family were very pleased. I’m hoping the small meal I manged to save will be there in the morning for me to take for lunch.

  • Colleen

    Delicious! I have already made this twice this week. I really struggle making enough food to feed my teenage son (he is 6’6″) and this fit the bill perfectly. He easily ate 5 chicken thighs tonight (and then had two bowls of oatmeal after dinner, but that is a different story) — and said it was even better than last time. Hoping to find some more high volume, lower cost recipes on your site. Thank you!!

    • Elise

      Hi Colleen, I’m so glad you (and your son) like the recipe! If you are looking for other high volume, low cost recipes, check out our budget category.

      • Colleen

        Thanks so much — looking forward to making the mac and cheese chorizo next! I am sure he will love it. Thanks again!

  • Tammi

    This was sooo good, will definitely make again. Next time I’m thinking I might add some lemon – juice and zest, just because I’m a lemon head :) I only made 4 thighs for the two of us but did not cut down the other ingredients and we enjoyed the leftovers another night. So glad I found your blog!

  • Deb

    has anyone that made the lemon version tried adding capers? and maybe dill? I plan on trying the lemon version this Thursday so let me know?

  • Sally

    Another keeper from Elise. So easy yet so tasty. Loved the flavors of the vinaigrette. Only had Russets in the house but they were fine just curled some. Next time I’ll use Yukon Golds.

  • Gwen

    Just a quick tip for people who want to use boneless skinless thighs or breasts and are concerned about the meat getting dry: lay some strips of bacon across the top of the meat and cook covered for the first 20-30 minutes. I love this recipe. :)

  • Aleidachin

    This recipe is very easy and so delicious we love the potatoes, I hardly use shallots and did it with red onions and it turned out fantastic, Elise each one of your recipes are wonderful, thanks for sharing them ;)

  • Gabby

    Hi there! I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and it was DELICIOUS!! And so easy!! The water-soaked onion turned out to be a great alternative to the shallots (thanks for the tip!). I also subbed brown spicy mustard for dijon, because that’s all I had on hand.
    I actually pre-assembled the whole thing in a casserole dish in the morning and stuck it in the fridge, and then at night I just took it out and put it on the counter a few minutes while the oven preheated. Turned out sooooo well. Everyone raved about it. Thanks for a great recipe which I will be making many times in the future!

  • reese

    I’ve been trying this for a few times already, all my friends like this chicken so much, they will even get the recipe from me, thanks!

  • suzanne swartz

    Oh My!!!!!!! Just finished eating and this is the best chicken dish I have ever tried in my 72 years…. Already a favorite… My potatoes did not cook either, so I took thighs out and cooked until potatoes were done ……. Next time I will mico for a few minutes…….Outstanding recipe.
    SueS.. Haverhill, Ma.

  • Bev.

    This sounded so good…….but it was mostly nasty! The chicken was okay once I added some grated parmesan cheese and browned it to give a nice crisp topping. But even the tasty chicken couldn’t overcome the oily, undercooked potatoes. The dressing was rather tastless even with the addition of some lemon zest. I reheated the left overs the next day for my husband and he said the whole thing was tasteless. I’m not sure what can be done to salvage this unfortunate mess of a recipe.

  • Lise

    Very pleased with how this recipe turned out, with a few minor tweaks: used 1 Tbsp of Dijon in the vinaigrette; used fresh thyme and rosemary instead of tarragon (I wanted earthier notes); baked for 60 minutes at 350 in a convection oven (potatoes were perfectly tender); found that a 10″ square dish was a better fit for 6 thighs (2 lbs) over two layers of thinly sliced unpeeled Yukons (1 1/4 lbs). All in all this was a tasty, easy weekday dish.

    Some time I will try it with fresh tarragon but might substitute dried tarragon for herbes-de-Provence and white wine vinegar for the red in the vinaigrette.

    Though I’ve tried and enjoyed dozens of your recipes, this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to post a comment (comments have always been closed for the other recipes). All to say, there hasn’t been a recipe I’ve tried from this site that I have not enjoyed. Please keep them coming.

    – a grateful reader and eater :)

  • Reg Galbraith

    This is the second time I’ve done these. My wife even liked them……tonight, my grown children will be treated to a feast of the same. They already smell amazing and they aren’t even in the oven yet

  • Alysan

    Elise, thank you for sharing this recipe. It’s turned into one my husband and I use as a much repeated favorite recipe. It’s delicious and easy to make as well. The vinaigrette and other spices make the house smell so good while it’s cooking.

  • Rebecca

    This was so yummy! I used made to the exact recipe with Italian herbs in the marinate and thyme on the onions. I look forward to making this again.

  • Sammy

    Thanks so much! The chicken was so tasty AND it took minimal effort! Like others, I used red potatoes, and they cooked just fine. Thanks Elise, you’re awesome!

  • Wariko

    Amazing amazing amazing, made it with lemon juice and it was finger licking good! The potatoes needed some extra time though.

  • Virginia

    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! I came across this recipe about two months ago and it has quickly become a staple for me. I’m a single 20-something so I make this dish at the beginning of the week and eat it a few times throughout – it gets better as leftovers. It’s also a super simple but still impressive dish to serve to guests. I love it!

  • Sharon

    This was excellent, I used 8 chicken thighs so I doubled the sauce mixture and it came out delicious! Will definitely be making this again and again! This and a vegetable or salad and you have a wonderful meal.

  • Julie

    I’ve made this twice already and will be making it again tomorrow-the way the potatoes soak up that chickeny goodness, on top of the vinaigrette is addictive. Thanks again for this recipe.

  • Charlotte

    I love this recipe and the chicken turns out great, but the potatoes are an oily mess. I did trim the fat off the chicken. What should I do?

    • Karin

      Had a similar experience, but I doubled the vinaigrette recipe. Perhaps half the olive oil as thighs are pretty oily already?

  • Phyllis

    A wonderful recipe that I have made quite a few times now..We really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing this awesome, simple recipe!

  • madeleine

    It was excellent, thank you so much! I did add about a cup of water to give it more sauce / juice.

  • Jamie

    Thanks so much for the recipe (for all of them, really). I made it for Valentine’s day and my SO said it tasted like something from a restaurant, which made me happy because it really couldn’t have been easier to make. It really was delicious and will go in my recipe box for sure.

  • Dasha

    The flavors were delicious! I did not have fresh herbs and I still wiped the baking dish clean! I can only imagine how much better is would be with fresh herbs. I did mess up the potatoes though. Only had russets, so I cubed them and added them to the dish 10 min after I started the chicken. After an hour of baking chicken was done perfectly, but potatoes could use 5-7 min more. Picky family did not eat them but I’m going to use them in a potato salad, so nothing goes to waste. I will definitely make this dish again with yukons and following the directions more closely. I had just enough juices in the pan, no oily/greasy mess. I used whole cut up organic chicken, maybe that helped. Thank you, Elise. Usually anything that says “French” is so intimidating to me, but this was easy and delicious!

  • John

    Great one pan dish! Putting it in the oven now for the 2nd time. The whole family loved it. We added extra garlic and used lots of fresh sage = delicious! Thanks.

  • Shawna

    Oh my goodness, I found this recipe by chance thanks to a google search.
    I am so happy that I found it. It was delicious. As someone who isn’t very comfortable in the kitchen I was able to surprise my husband with this very yummy dish. It is definitely a keeper!

  • Peggy

    Fixed this tonight; it tasted as good as it smelled The potatoes needed a little more time; maybe I should have sliced them just a bit thinner or tried the microwave zap first. Very easy to put together. The chicken thighs were skinless and boneless but they came out perfect.

  • Kelly

    Made this last weekend.. So good!! Leftovers the next day tasted even better. Will definitely make again, maybe with a Greek flair, thinking lemon, oregano and garlic..

  • Astrid

    Made this for dinner this evening – a total hit!! I doubled up on the flavor a cooked for 10 minutes longer. So tasty, perfect!

  • Karin

    We enjoyed this fabulous dish! The kitchen smelled divine as it was cooking. My only warning is this: do not be tempted to double the vinaigrette recipe. I did because I thought that the original amount wasn’t enough. This lead to a little bit of a soupy, greasy bottom on the dish. Make it exactly as written– You will love it!

  • Tori

    Really yummy but I found the cooking time was off… I’d recommend pre cooking the potatoes/shallots/garlic a bit before adding the chicken. Even covering the potato mixture with foil for 15-20 min then adding the chicken, remaining ingredients and baking uncovered for 45-50 min.

  • Alicia

    Cooked this last night. Family loved the chicken but not the potatoes. I did have to cook the potatoes longer after pulling out the thighs. The thighs throw off so much juice/fat that the potatoes got swamped. Will do the recipe again for just chicken and cook potatoes separately.

  • chigo

    I used sweet potatoes and it was a hit! Thank for a beautiful but simple recipe

  • Stephanie

    I made this over the weekend for dinner. It was incredible! The flavors are unlike anything I’ve ever had before. I did use boneless skinless chicken breasts, and as predicted they were a touch over cooked. But I also microwaved my potatoes for about 3 minutes (stirring each minute), and they were very tender. So I think I can safely reduce the cooking time to ensure the chicken will be perfect. I also doubled the vinaigrette to ensure nothing would dry out.

    Husband loved it too, so I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Tricia Dignam

    Delicious! A big hit with my family! I used fresh thyme and some dried tarragon. I would say to heed your instruction to remove excess skin and next time I will try browning the underside of the thighs before layering them on. Thank you!

  • Kimi

    So easy and delicious! I used some fresh rosemary on it as well. Thanks for an easy and tasty dish for dinner!

  • Deirdre Finck

    Do you think I can marinade the chicken first and it would be OK to put on top if the potatoes and pour the left over marinade on top?

  • Meghan

    Do you think there is a way to modify this for a crockpot recipe?

  • Theresa

    I just came across this recipe and am excited to make this for my friend & her family (they’re going thru difficult times). I’d like to prep this ahead and drop it off for them to cook at their convenience (it seems like this would work better than cooking it for them to reheat). I’ve read lots of commebts about the potatoes requiring extra time and I want this to be as easy as possible. I’m thinking about prboiling the potatoes for a few minutes – this also would address my fear of the unbaked potatoes discoloring. Do you have different advice?

  • Donna

    Lovely recipe! We’ve been using this recipe regularly since we found it a few years back. The taste the chicken and vingarette distributes into the potatoes is delicious! Thank you :D

  • Jill McLemore

    Hubby’s comment: “Babe, if this were a Pandora station, I’d give it a thumbs up! In fact, I might even download it and play it over and over and over again!” I’d say this was a HIT! :)

  • Erin

    Does anyone know how many calories are in this meal?