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Easy Baked Chicken and Potato Dinner

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Easy Baked Chicken and Potato Dinner
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

Nothing says home cooking quite like a classic meat and potatoes dinner, and this stress-free sheet-pan chicken and potatoes recipe delivers on the comfort food you crave without any fuss! It will be on your table in less than an hour and is packed with flavor: bone-in chicken breast halves, potato wedges, onion, bell peppers and a sprinkling of various seasonings and Parmesan cheese make this all-in-one recipe your new tasty weeknight dinner star. And since it’s all made on one pan, there’s less dirty dishes for you to wash at the end of your meal! We call that a win-win. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

4
bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
3
medium russet or Idaho baking potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1
medium red or green bell pepper, cut into 1x1/2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon paprika

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts on pan. Place potatoes, bell pepper and onion on pan with chicken.
  • 2
    Pour melted margarine over chicken and vegetables. In small bowl, combine cheese, garlic powder and paprika; sprinkle over chicken and vegetables.
  • 3
    Bake at 400°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F); stirring vegetables once halfway through cooking.

Expert Tips

  • Russet and Idaho baking potatoes, both mealy-textured, are preferred for baking. Waxy-textured potatoes, such as red-skinned and Yukon gold varieties, have a firmer consistency that's better for boiling and salads.
  • Use cubed zucchini or yellow summer squash, or both, in place of the bell pepper.
  • Sprinkle each serving with minced fresh parsley and chives.
  • Serve with tomato and lettuce salad and whole-grain rolls.
  • This baked chicken and potatoes recipe calls for bone-in chicken breasts, which tend to have a bit more flavor than boneless chicken breasts. The bone adds flavor to the meat while it cooks. As a bonus, bone-in meat is usually cheaper than boneless cuts at the store, giving you more bang for your buck.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
4g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Nothing says a hardy, well-balanced dinner quite like baked chicken and potatoes. This recipe is a go-to favorite for anyone who wants a low-key, but delicious dinner for the whole family. To round out this entrée, serve with a green salad and rolls on the side. We suggest using medium russet or Idaho baking potatoes for this recipe.Specifically, russet and Idaho potatoes have a great texture for baking and will give you the best results after just 30 minutes in an oven. (Speaking of potatoes, did you know that the average American eats about 124 pounds of potatoes are year? That’s a lot of meals.) Ever wonder how to tell if your chicken is done? We’ve compiled a guide full of tips and tricks for how to cook a whole chicken that will tell you exactly what you need to know. Feel ready to take on more delicious chicken recipes? Browse all of our best chicken dinners and appetizers.

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