Skillet Chicken & Potatoes

There are two especially great things about this recipe, which is based on one that I spotted in People awhile back (I tore the page out and carried it around in my purse for weeks because it looked so good that I didn’t want to forget to make it):

1) It requires about ten minutes of hands-on work and exactly one pot’s worth of cleanup, making it great for busy weeknights;

2) It costs about $12 (and easily feeds 4). And that’s only if you go for the fancy, organic chicken.

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1 yellow onion

1/2 cup water

4-6 Yukon Gold potatoes

1 package (about 4) skin-on chicken thighs (skinless are pictured here because that’s what my store had, but skin-on would be better)

1 package (about 4) skin-on chicken drumsticks

Olive oil

Garlic powder

Season salt

Optional: Summer savory seasoning

potatoes and onions

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Start by thinly slicing your onion and cutting your potatoes into 1/4″ rounds.

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Scatter the sliced onion over the bottom of a large ovenproof skillet, then pour over the water. Arrange the potato slices on top, and season with garlic powder, season salt, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over a little olive oil.

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Arrange the chicken over the top of the potatoes and season with more garlic powder and season salt (and a little summer savory, if using).

Bake at 425F for about an hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.

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Ba da da da!!! So easy.

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(This is so good that I actually woke up this morning thinking about it, and am eating the leftovers for breakfast as I type. This eating-entrees-for-breakfast-instead-of-cereal thing is a weird habit that I developed in L.A. – Francesca often found me sitting in the kitchen at 7:30AM with a bowl of Progresso and a sandwich – but as weird habits go, I suppose it’s not such a bad one, because it means that I can eat things like this chicken all day long.)

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