Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

Chicken thighs, slathered in herb vinaigrette, roasted on bed of sliced potatoes and shallots.

Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
Elise Bauer

Here's great idea for an easy, one-dish meal—herb roasted chicken thighs baked on a bed of potatoes.

Layer a casserole dish with thinly sliced potatoes, top with thinly sliced shallots, top with chicken thighs, douse with an herby vinaigrette, and roast until the chicken is golden brown.

We've taken this approach in a decidedly French direction with shallots, Dijon, and tarragon, but you could just as easily aim for Greece, and use oregano, olives and a few lemon slices.

Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
Elise Bauer

While the chicken thighs bake, they bathe the potatoes below in their fat and juices, which blend with the vinegar and mustard from the vinegar heavy vinaigrette, to provide a lovely seasoning and sauce for the dish.

You can easily assemble ahead and put in the oven an hour before you need to serve. It also reheats great for leftovers. Enjoy!

Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 75 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings

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



  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin 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 tablespoon 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 skin and fat

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 large Yukon gold potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick or less)

  • 1 cup shallots, peeled, sliced (can sub thinly sliced onion that have soaked in water for 10 minutes)

  • 3 to 4 whole cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

  • Several whole sprigs fresh tarragon or thyme (optional)

  • More salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven, salt chicken:

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

    Elise Bauer
  2. Make vinaigrette:

    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. Lay potatoes in the dish and bake:

    Spread a teaspoon of olive oil over the bottom of a large (preferably 9 x 13-inch) baking dish. Add the potato slices, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Arrange evenly over the bottom of the dish and bake for 15 minutes.

    Simple Tip!

    Baking the potatoes on their own first, without the chicken, ensures the potatoes will be fully cooked when the chicken is done.

    Elise Bauer
    Elise Bauer
  4. Add the chicken thighs and seasonings, top with the vinaigrette, and return to the oven:

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

    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 (carefully, the dish it hot!), between the chicken pieces and the dish.

    Whisk the vinaigrette again and pour it over the chicken, making sure the chicken is well coated.

    Elise Bauer
    Elise Bauer
  5. Bake:

    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.

Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
514 Calories
24g Fat
37g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 514
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 691mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1291mg 27%
*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. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.