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!
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!
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).