Rosemary chicken thighs with roast potatoes

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
36 min
6 min
30 min
The epitome of comfort food, this roasted chicken dish comes together in about 30 minutes. Marinate the chicken during the work day and by dinnertime it is deeply flavored and ready to roast. Using the oven's heating time jumpstarts the cooking time for the potatoes and cuts out the wasted time waiting for the oven to reach the right temperature. Add more roasted veggie goodness to this one-pan dish by adding 2 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks, with the potatoes. A side of quickly sauteed green beans completes the plate for a slam-dunk family pleasing meal.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

1 pound(s), 4 (1⁄4-pound) trimmed

Olive oil

2 tsp

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Lemon zest

1 tsp, grated

Lemon juice canned or bottled

1 Tbsp

Dried rosemary

1½ tsp

Dried thyme

1 tsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Uncooked potato(es)

6 small, new potatoes variety, scrubbed and quartered


  1. Combine the chicken, 1 teaspoon of the oil, the garlic, lemon zest and juice, rosemary, thyme, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the salt in a large zip-close plastic bag. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag; turn to coat the chicken. Refrigerate, turning the bag occasionally, at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. Toss together the potatoes and the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and spread the potatoes on the baking sheet. Place the potatoes in the oven and turn the oven on to 425°F. When the temperature reaches 425°F, remove the potatoes from the oven. Toss the potatoes, then push them to one side of the pan.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the baking sheet. Discard the marinade. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender and browned, about 20 minutes. Yields 1 piece chicken and 1⁄2 cup potatoes per serving.