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One Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Spinach Cream Sauce

I know, it’s the middle of the summer, and I’m not blogging a “summer” recipe. I’m pretty sure this One Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Spinach Cream Sauce qualifies as comfort food, and sometimes you just need some comfort food. Well, that and the husband had a work trip, so that means I get to make stuff he doesn’t like. Chicken thighs were the first thing that came to mind, so here we go!

One pan chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce makes for a nourishing dish perfect for a weeknight. Chicken thighs and potatoes are pan-seared, then finished in a delicious creamy sauce that perfectly combines all the flavors of garlic, tomato, spinach, spices and cheese. It’s truly an entire meal in a single skillet!

Recipe Author: Christina Cherrier at Eatwell 101
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The Ingredients

The list of ingredients for this recipe wasn’t too long. It was packed with fresh vegetables, so I had some shopping to do. But none of the ingredients were difficult to find or unusually expensive. A single trip to my local grocery store was all it took to get everything I needed. I love it when that happens!

One Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Spinach Cream Sauce Recipe Review Ingredients
Chicken thighs, red pepper flakes, paprika, Italian seasoning, chicken broth, petite red potatoes, half and half, tomatoes, garlic, butter, spinach, and grated parmesan cheese

The Process

The instructions broke this recipe down into easy to follow steps, and I had my parmesan chicken and potatoes ready in 52 minutes.

Everything went according to plan until I got to the final step. I initially cooked the chicken thighs for 15 minutes, but my meat thermometer told me they weren’t cooked through. I ended up adding 10 minutes to get them completely cooked. Not a huge deal because the chicken thighs were very thick, but it’s something to be careful of. No one likes rare chicken!

Also, I noticed the chicken and potatoes stuck to the bottom of the pan. In fact, I had to soak the pan overnight in order to scrape away all the melted cheese and sauce residue. I’m not sure if it was the extra cooking time or that I didn’t stir the sauce enough, though I suspect it was the latter. Be sure to really stir in the cheese and let it melt a bit (Step 5) before you add the chicken thighs back in (Step 6).

Chicken thighs seasoned with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning
Chicken thighs seasoned with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning

So how was it?

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Juicy chicken thighs are right at home with spinach, tomatoes, and potatoes in a creamy parmesan sauce. This chicken and potatoes dish is true comfort food! The parmesan cheese in the sauce was the star of the show, and the seasoning was on point, but the tomatoes got a little lost. Next time (this recipe will be made again!) I'll try using canned tomatoes since they tend to be firmer than fresh. The total time on this recipe was 52 minutes, including an extra 10 minutes to get the chicken thighs fully cooked.
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