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Baked Garlic-Butter Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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By Traci Smith | Dec 31, 2019

  • Yields 6 servings



  • 6 to 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, quartered


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Coat a 2-1/2-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel, and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine butter, garlic, lemon zest, and thyme. Mix well. Rub mixture all over chicken thighs, including under the skin.
  • Place lemon slices and potatoes in prepared dish. Top with chicken thighs.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and chicken registers 160 F (in the thickest part of the thigh) on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Place baking dish under the broiler, and broil for about 2 minutes, or until chicken crisps and is golden.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a vegetable, such as peas, green beans, or Brussels sprouts, and a side salad.

Photo by Getty Images/Ravsky

For more supper idea recipes, see Simple Ideas for Supper.

Traci Smith is a Capper’s Farmer editor. With access to thousands of archived recipes from the magazine, she’s always trying something new.

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