This Chicken and Potato Skillet Dinner Recipe has been sponsored, but all opinions expressed here are my own.
If you are pressed for time and hate cleaning up a giant mess, a skillet dinner recipe is the perfect solution. Of course, I firmly believe that skillet should be a nice, solid cast iron but you can use any large skillet that holds heat well and can go in the oven. In order to make this chicken skillet dinner you need to have some root vegetables cut up into large chunks. Potatoes cut into large pieces will provide your ‘starch’ and onions and herbs will add your flavor. When you are done with this meal, you will have only one dirty pan!
Best potatoes for cooking in the skillet
For this recipe, I chose the Tasteful Selections Honey Gold potatoes. They are available October through January and available at my local Walmart. They come prewashed and have a thin skin with no need for peeling. Their small uniform size cooks evenly in a very short amount of time.
Honey Gold is their signature variety, but they offer many others like Ruby Sensation, Purple Passion, Sunrise Medley and many others. You can check out the Tasteful Selections store locator find a retailer near you. I loved them in this skillet dinner recipe!
Skillet dinners are EASY!
I did not get very fancy with this skillet dinner recipe. I did not peel the potatoes or carrots and just rough chopped them into medium sized chunks. It took only a few minutes to prepare this easy dinner recipe for cooking and cleanup was a breeze!
You could make this skillet dinner recipe with boneless chicken breasts as well as traditional bone in chicken if you want a lower fat dinner recipe. Just make sure you keep an eye on the chicken to make sure it doesn’t get too brown on top.
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End Childhood Hunger!
This Chicken and Potato Skillet Dinner Recipe helps end hunger one vegetable garden at a time!
A portion of each sale of Tasteful Selections potatoes helps support Katie’s Krops. Katie’s Krops is a non-profit organization that empowers youth across the country to grow a healthy end to hunger in their communities, one vegetable garden at a time.
The mission of Katie’s Krops is to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. Once a year, Katie’s Krops hosts an annual grant cycle where youths, ages 9 to 16, apply to receive funding to start a Katie’s Krops vegetable garden in their community.
Chicken and Potato Skillet Dinner Recipe
- 15 small to medium Tasteful Selections Honey Gold potatoes, cut into chunks
- 6 to 8 carrots, washed and cut into chunks
- 1/2 onion, peeled and but into small pieces
- 2 to 3 TBSP olive oil
- 1 1/2 pound chicken pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh sage to serve (optinional)
- Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet (12 inches +) over medium heat
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper
- Place in hot pan, skin side down, and cook 4 to 5 minutes
- Flip over chicken and cook another 4 to 5 minutes
- Remove chicken from pan and place on a plate
- Drain most of the oil out of the skillet
- Cook the potatoes, carrots and onion in the frying pan for 4 to 5 minutes, or until it is just starting to brown and the onion is wilted
- Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper and top with chicken pieces
- Bake in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh sage before serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 604Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 47g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Love potatoes as much as I do? Check out these Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potatoes!
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.