Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

This Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs recipe with potatoes is the juiciest, most flavorful one-pan dinner idea. Chicken thighs are cooked in the oven with potatoes, and mushrooms – all in one pan. It’s ready in less than an hour and finger licking good!

One Pan Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Okay, I know you don’t all LOVE chicken thighs. I get it, I really do. Chicken breast is leaner. But, is that really all we care about?

Give me a sec, I’m about to make a case for chicken thighs. Ready? Here we go. Chicken thighs are juicier, more flavorful, and cheaper! To me, it’s a no brainer.

Now, throw in garlic and butter and you’ve got this girl’s heart. The only thing that could make this whole thing better is if it was a one pan meal. Oh wait. IT IS!

Don’t like potatoes!? Grab this recipe for my Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice.

This garlic butter chicken thighs recipe is similar to a whole roasted buttered chicken. You know, the kind where you mix softened butter with lemon, garlic and herbs, then massage the mixture under the chicken skin before roasting.

Yeah, it’s like that except just chicken thighs and they’re cooked right on top of seasoned potatoes and mushrooms. Can’t you just imagine what those potatoes taste like? Stop me, I’m drooling!

using a fork and mashing a garlic herb compound butter

Recipe Ingredients

I’ll bet you can guess a few of our ingredients, like garlic, butter, chicken, and potatoes. You’ll need a few more items but all are likely to be easily located in your pantry.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • potatoes
  • mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • sweet paprika
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • skin on, bone in chicken thighs
  • butter
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • dried parsley, oregano, and thyme
  • lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

cooking potatoes and mushrooms in a white ceramic skillet.

How to Make This Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
  2. Potatoes and mushrooms: Transfer the prepared potatoes and mushrooms to a 13×9 baking dish or this 👉 dutch oven.
    Add olive oil to the potato mixture and season with paprika, salt, and pepper; toss to coat and set aside.
  3. Chicken: Pat dry the chicken thighs and season them with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    In a small mixing bowl combine the softened butter, garlic, lemon zest, parsley, oregano, and thyme. Mash it with a fork until thoroughly combined.
    Rub the butter mixture all over the chicken thighs.
  4. Bake: Place the chicken thighs over the potatoes and mushrooms.
    Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 37 minutes, or until the chicken’s internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Please use an instant read thermometer to check for doneness.
  5. Broil: To crisp up the skin, near the end of cooking, broil on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve: Remove dish from the oven.
    Garnish with lemon slices and parsley. Serve.

up close photo of garlic butter baked chicken thighs atop potatoes and mushrooms

Tips for the Best Chicken Thighs

Follow these simple steps to make sure your garlic butter chicken thighs are the best around!

  • You don’t have to cook the chicken on top of the potatoes and mushrooms, but doing so will add so much juicy, delicious, herbed garlic butter dripping flavor to the potatoes.
  • Make sure to chop your potatoes into similar sizes to ensure they cook evenly.
  • If the chicken skin is loose, you can spoon some of the butter mixture under the skin, as well.
  • Pat your chicken thighs dry before seasoning them. This will help the seasoning to stick to the skin of the chicken thighs.
  • You could absolutely use boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts in place of the bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. Just be sure you appropriately adjust your cooking time.

Serving Suggestions

This is a complete meal in one pan, which is one of my favorite things about making it. You’ve got chicken, potatoes, and mushrooms.

Sometimes, if I’m feeling super motivated, I make an additional green veggie to serve on the side. Something light (since everything else in the meal has been smothered in butter) like steamed broccoli, green beans, or roasted Brussels sprouts.

Another option to get big time veggie points is to simply serve a big mixed salad on the side. I’m thinking a light salad that’s loaded with chopped veggies.

up close photo of garlic butter baked chicken thighs atop potatoes and mushrooms

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • To store your leftover chicken thighs and potatoes, first, let them come to room temperature. Then place them in an airtight container.
  • If you’re going to freeze it, make sure your airtight container is also freezer safe. Then, you can store them in your fridge for 3-5 days or in your freezer for 3 months.
  • To reheat, simply place the chicken and potatoes in a baking sheet and heat in the oven until the chicken warmed through.

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up close photo of garlic butter baked chicken thighs atop potatoes and mushrooms

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

Katerina | Diethood
This Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs recipe with potatoes is the juiciest, most flavorful one-pan dinner. Chicken, potatoes, and mushrooms cooked in one pan and ready in less than an hour.
5 from 7 votes
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces small potatoes, quartered
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Transfer prepared potatoes and mushrooms to a 13x9 baking dish.
  • Add olive oil to the potatoes and mushrooms, and season with paprika, salt, and pepper; toss to coat and set aside.
  • Pat dry the chicken thighs and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine softened butter, garlic, lemon zest, parsley, oregano, and thyme; mash with a fork until thoroughly combined.
  • Rub butter mixture all over the chicken thighs.
  • Place chicken thighs over potatoes and mushrooms.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 37 minutes, or until chicken’s internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
  • To crisp up the skin, broil on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes toward the end of the cooking process.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and parsley; serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 417 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 34 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Cholesterol: 162 mg | Sodium: 374 mg | Potassium: 426 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 428 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 21 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken thighs, chicken thighs in oven, roasted chicken thighs
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14 comments on “Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs with Potatoes”

  1. I gave it 5Stars because it sounds amazing….but for some reason I only use the thighs in things like curry or anywhere there’s a sauce …I don’t fancy the thighs when I can see their colour……I’m a white meat breast kinda girl… weird huh!

  2. Shirine Layton

    Hello Katerina! I made this Garlic But ter and Chicken Thigh meal for dinner tonight. It was a BIG hit for me and my husband. Talk about flavorful! Plus the chicken was tender and juicy. We definitely want to have this many more times. Thank you!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      It can work, but boneless thighs cook a lot faster than bone-in thighs. I would first bake the potatoes for about 15 minutes and then add the boneless thighs to the potatoes, and continue to cook until done.

  3. Not a very big chicken fan, but loved this! Used smoked Spanish paprika for the potatoes and mushrooms, used fresh herbs instead of dry (have them all in my garden…) adjusting the quantities. Left out the lemon zest because my husband doesn’t like “lemony” chicken. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! An absolute keeper…

  4. Very good recipe! Made tonight but used boneless skinless. I squeezed my lemon on top after rubbing chicken with butter mixture then added four slices to top to cook. I don’t cook much with salt and the chicken was a tad bland so I added a tiny bit to my plate but otherwise this was a super good recipe and very easy to put together.

  5. muzzypatmn@mac.com

    Used boneless skinless, boiled the potatoes for about 10 minutes, and added sliced onions to the potato/mushroom mix. Sooo good. Passing it on to my friends.

      1. Great recipe, used red potatoes but should have partially boiled them as they took longer to bake. Flavor was very good and I will definitely make this again.

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