Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

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This one-skillet dinner will look like it took you a whole lot longer than 30 minutes. Cook the potatoes alongside the crispy chicken thighs and enjoy the evening with minimal cleanup.

Recipe: Ingredients

4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 3/4 pounds)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

3/4 pound small red potatoes, quartered (about 8 potatoes)

1 small lemon, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and halved

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped

4 cups baby arugula


Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken skin-side down and cook until golden brown and crispy and the skin releases easily from the skillet, 6 to 7 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium and flip the chicken over. Scatter the potatoes, then lemon and then the garlic around the chicken. Add 1 cup water, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook until the liquid has evaporated, an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F and the potatoes start to crisp from the remaining fat in the pan, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. 

Divide the arugula among 4 plates and top with the chicken and potatoes. Spoon any juices left in the skillet over each dish.  

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