Chicken and Potatoes with Shallots & Lemon

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Chicken and potatoes are roasted together with sweet potatoes and halved shallots until browned and crispy then topped with fresh herbs and crumbled feta for an easy weeknight meal.

Is there anything better than perfectly roasted chicken and potatoes? 😎

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Close up of chicken on a marble surface

After eating this recipe I’m pretty sure the answer is no. The chicken is marinated in lemon juice, olive oil and garlic and the smell of it cooking is just incredible!

I like using both normal potatoes and sweet potatoes for this recipe but it would work fine with just normal potatoes if you prefer.

The finishing touch of feta and fresh herbs is the perfect flavour addition to the garlicky chicken and potatoes. The whole meal is super filling and works perfectly on a weeknight.

Chicken and potatoes topped with herbs on a plate

Overhead shot of chicken with lemon slices

Why we love these chicken and potatoes…

As mentioned above, the marinade is packed with garlic and olive oil which gives the most incredible flavour to the chicken and makes sure the skin gets all brown and crispy.

This is a really simple recipe to make. Once you’ve marinated the chicken it’s really just a case of roasting everything and serving up.

For that reason it’s a fab weeknight recipe but it’s also fancy enough to be served with a nice salad for guests.

You can switch up the recipe to your liking by changing up the herbs and spices, using all white or all sweet potatoes or even adding any extra vegetables you fancy to the roasting tin.

Platter of chicken with potatoes on a marble background

Blue bowl of chicken with sweet potatoes and a checked cloth

Potato and Chicken Sheet Pan Ingredients

This section is here to provide further tips and ideas for alternative ingredients. The full recipe and instructions are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

Marinade: This is just a simple mix of olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and dried thyme. Feel free to use a different dried herb if you prefer.

Chicken: I used skin on bone in chicken thighs for this which stay really moist while roasting which the skin gets super crispy.

Potatoes: I like a mixture of white and sweet potatoes here but you can do one of the other if you prefer, just make sure you cut them into small cubes so that they cook through.

Shallots: These are just peeled and halved before roasting and they come out so sweet and delicious!

Feta: This is crumbled over before serving.

Platter of food on a marble surface with a checked cloth

Chicken topped with lemon slices and herbs

How to make roast chicken and potatoes

Marinate the chicken: Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper and pour over the chicken. Marinate overnight if you can.

Put everything in the oven: Spread the potatoes out on half of a baking sheet with the shallot halves, coat in oil and salt and pepper. Put the chicken thighs on the other half and put in the oven for 40 minutes.

Serve: Check the chicken and potatoes are both cooked through. When everything is ready put on a serving platter and top with the remaining ingredients.

Overhead shot of chicken and potatoes on a marble background

Blue bowl of chicken on a checked cloth

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Chicken and Potatoes with Shallots & Lemon

Chicken and potatoes are roasted together with sweet potatoes and halved shallots until browned and crispy then topped with fresh herbs and crumbled feta for an easy weeknight meal.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Marinating Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 677kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4-8 Skin on Bone in Chicken Thighs depending on hunger levels
  • 3 medium Potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 1 Sweet Potato cut into small cubes
  • 4-6 Shallots peeled and halved
  • 100 g Feta Cheese crumbled
  • Fresh Parsley chopped, to serve
  • Lemon Slices to serve


  • Whisk together half the oil, half the lemon juice, the crushed garlic, thyme and plenty of salt and pepper. Add the chicken and mix well and leave to marinate overnight.
  • Heat the oven to 220°C/430°F. Mix the potatoes and shallot halves with the rest of the oil and plenty of salt and pepper. Spread on one half of a large baking tray. Put the chicken thighs on the other half of the tray and put in the oven.
  • Cook for about 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are crispy. If the potatoes need longer then take the chicken out and return the potatoes to the oven for a bit longer. To get everything super crispy switch the oven to grill for the final 5 minutes.
  • Place everything on a serving platter sprinkle over the feta, dill and lemon slices.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Potatoes with Shallots & Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 433mg18%
Potassium 1143mg33%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 8243IU165%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 185mg19%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    08/07/2021 at 9:32 PM

    5 stars
    Such a pretty dish and I love the addition of lemon.

  • Reply
    Amanda Dixon
    08/07/2021 at 9:35 PM

    5 stars
    We loved everything about this! It’s so hearty and simple but full of tons of flavor. The sweet potatoes made such a nice side rather than your typical white potatoes, and I loved the feta.

  • Reply
    09/07/2021 at 12:01 AM

    5 stars
    Lemon, feta, chicken and potatoes is a perfect combination! This looks like a delicious weekend dinner.

  • Reply
    09/07/2021 at 2:21 AM

    5 stars
    My kids are obsessed with putting lemon on food and especially chicken. They will love it. I love how simple this dish is, I can’t wait to make it this weekend. Thank you!

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