One-skillet dinners like this one make weeknight cooking a breeze—and since it comes together in 30 minutes, you spend less time cooking and more enjoying the meal. Starting the chicken in a cold skillet renders flavorful fat that crisps up the chicken and potatoes to golden perfection. Use a cast-iron skillet; its even heat distribution delivers delicious results.

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Credit: Kelsey Hansen

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken thigh, 3 oz. potatoes, and 1 cup chard)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Place chicken thighs, skin side down, in a large cast-iron skillet lightly coated with cooking spray; sprinkle salt over chicken. Arrange potatoes around chicken. Cook over medium, stirring potatoes occasionally, until chicken skin is browned and crisp, 14 to 16 minutes.

  • Flip chicken thighs; place skillet in oven. Bake at 425ºF until chicken is done, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken and potatoes to a plate, keeping as much of the drippings in the skillet as possible.

  • Add leeks and garlic to skillet. Cook over medium-high, stirring often, until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Swiss chard, mustard, and vinegar; cook just until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Serve with chicken and potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; protein 31g; carbohydrates 26g; fiber 2g; sugars 1g; sodium 548mg.