Our One Pan Chicken Dinner has sweet cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and crispy yet tender potatoes. This is one of my easy chicken recipes for dinner with few ingredients. It is an effortless, delicious meal for any weeknight.

This post is an updated version previously published in April 2021. New photos and clearer recipe instructions now accompany the post.

If you love this One Pan Chicken Dinner, you will also love these Greek Chicken ChopsClassic Greek Lemon Chicken And Potatoes or Dutch Oven Roast Chicken!

A pan with a roasted chicken, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and pieces of feta cheese and garlic.

Why this recipe sings

  • Who doesn’t love easy chicken recipes for dinner with few ingredients? This one is pretty simple and comes out delicious.
  • This one-pan chicken dinner is budget-friendly and can easily be doubled to cater to more people.
  • It is a complete dinner for four. Add a salad and some bread with a dipping olive oil and you have a spectacular meal.

Here is what you need

Greek chicken and potatoes ingredients. Cherry tomatoes, bottle of olive oil, a bowl with potatoes, two seasoned chicken breasts on a plater, and a bowl of feta.
  • Chicken. Skinless and boneless. You can use thighs (my preference) or breasts.
  • Potatoes. Yukon gold or russet potatoes, cut in quarters.
  • Garlic cloves. I tend to leave the garlic cloves unpeeled, with their thin skin on. I learned this trick from the beloved Nigella Lawson. The garlic flesh becomes an awesome paste full of sweet-savory flavor this way. I squeeze the paste out and enjoy it with the chicken and potatoes. If that is not your thing, by all means, add the garlic cloves, peeled and chopped, any way you like. It’s all good!
  • Cherry tomatoes. Or grape tomatoes. You can also use Campari tomatoes cut in half.
  • Greek feta cheese. Crumbled. Always get a block of feta in brine. Greek feta is the best choice. Check out Mt Vikos and Dodoni feta brands.
  • Seasonings. Extra virgin olive oil, dry oregano, chili pepper flakes, sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Step by step

  • Preheat oven to 400 ° F
  • Place the chicken in a bowl and season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, some red pepper flakes (optional), and dried oregano.
Chicken thighs browning in a skillet.
  • Place an oven-proof skillet on medium-high heat. Add half of the olive oil. When the oil starts sizzling, add the chicken. Brown all over, about 4 minutes per side. 
  • Cut the potatoes into quarters. Add them in the same bowl you seasoned the chicken, and season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, the rest of the olive oil, and the juice from one lemon. Toss potatoes with seasonings.
Potatoes, peeled and quartered in a container seasoned with oregano, sea salt and pepper.
  • Tuck the potatoes between the chicken. Add the cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves, and the crumbled feta.  Pour the olive oil and the lemon juice from the bowl all over. Add more lemon if you like.
A pan with a roasted chicken, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and pieces of feta cheese and garlic.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and bake uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and all juices run clear. Measure a thick part of the chicken thigh to check the internal temperature is 165°F. If the potatoes need more, remove the chicken to a platter, cover it with aluminum foil, and continue baking the potatoes until they have nice crispy edges but are soft inside.
A pan with a roasted chicken, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and pieces of feta cheese and garlic.

What to serve with our one-pan chicken dinner

Since this is a complete chicken dinner you can add a leafy green salad like a Greek maroulosalata, and you are all set. Cut up grilled homemade pita bread to dip in the pan sauce. Add tzatziki sauce on the side for some extra flavor.

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A pan with a roasted chicken, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and pieces of feta cheese and garlic.

One Pan Chicken Dinner

by Jenny | The Greek Foodie
This one-pan chicken dinner has cherry tomatoes, feta, and crispy potatoes. It is an effortless, delicious dinner for any weeknight.
4.88 from 16 votes
Print Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 605 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb chicken thighs skinless and boneless
  • 5 Yukon gold potatoes medium size, cut in quarters
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup Greek feta cheese in brine like Vikos or Dodoni
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • chili flakes
  • dried oregano
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 ° F
  • Season the chicken with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, some red pepper flakes, and dry oregano.
  • Cut the potatoes into quarters.
  • Place an oven proof skillet on medium high heat. Add half the olive oil. When it starts sizzling, add the chicken and brown all over, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Tuck the potatoes between the chicken. Add the cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves, and the crumbled feta. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper over the potatoes, and tomatoes, only.
    Pour the remaining olive oil and the juice of a lemon all over.
    Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan and bake uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and all juices run clear.
    Measure the thickest part of a chicken thigh to check the internal temperature is 165°F.
    If the potatoes need more, remove the chicken to a platter, cover with aluminum foil and bake the potatoes until they have nice crispy edges but are soft inside.

Notes

  • Always use good quality olive oil in your cooking.  It does not have to be expensive; there are brands with excellent olive oil perfect for cooking. Avoid blends. Get cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Trader Joe’s has a lot of good options that fit any budget. I often get the Whole Foods brand for Greek olive oil. It is inexpensive and pretty good.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 605kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 30gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 271mgPotassium: 978mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 2mg
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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Winner winner, perfect Greek Chicken dinner! How can you go wrong with an easy one pan meal? My family loved all the flavours and easy clean up.

  2. 5 stars
    They say beauty is in simplicity. Well, this recipe is a great proof. Simple and extremely delicious – exactly what I need at this (hot) time of the year! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I am going to change the menu for tonight! This Greek Chicken And Potatoes is making my tummy growl. It looks really delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    This Greek chicken was sooo easy to make and only one pot needed! You really can’t beat meals like this one.

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve really been loving all kinds of Greek flavors lately and this recipe is no exception! I could eat the potatoes every day!

  6. 5 stars
    This is definitely a winner recipe to prepare for my family. I love it, it looks delicious, and I am so excited to make this for them.

  7. I love it when you can cook everything in one pan! I never had Sugar Bombs tomatoes. I can’t wait to grab them in the supermarket if I can find them.

  8. Everything I love is in this Easy Greek Chicken and Potatoes recipe! It’s healthy, delicious, and easy to make. I imagine my family and I will have this recipe on repeat all year long!

  9. 5 stars
    I love how simple the ingredients list is. I have most of everything I need and can’t wait to make this for my family. Such a simple, delicious meal!

  10. 5 stars
    I love how simple the ingredients look because I was honestly super excited to make this for me and my family! I can’t wait to gather the ingredients for this and make it soon. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  11. 4 stars
    So good! I wasn’t sure if my skillet was ovenproof, so I browned the chicken
    (in two of the garlic cloves) on the stove and removed it to a plate. Then browned the potatoes in the oil, added back the chicken and rest of ingredients and simmered on the stove. So juicy and tasty!