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Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

  • Author: olivia hartwellen


The Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes is a classic dish that combines the rich flavors of garlic and Parmesan with tender chicken and crispy potatoes. Perfect for weeknight dinners or a special gathering, this recipe is easy to prepare and sure to impress.


  • 4 chicken thighs or breasts
  • 4 Yukon gold or red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley (optional for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Rinse and pat dry the chicken pieces.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a small bowl, mix minced garlic and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Rub the garlic-Parmesan mixture evenly over the chicken pieces.
  • Toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl until well-coated.
  • Arrange the chicken and potatoes on a baking sheet or roasting pan.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through.
  • Check if chicken is cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F or 74°C) and if potatoes are golden brown and crispy.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with freshly chopped parsley if desired.


  • Fresh Ingredients Matter: Using fresh garlic instead of garlic powder and freshly grated Parmesan cheese will significantly enhance the flavors of this dish. The freshness of these ingredients is key to achieving the savory and aromatic profile that makes this recipe special.
  • Ensure Even Cooking: When arranging the chicken and potatoes on the baking sheet or roasting pan, make sure they are spread out in a single layer without overcrowding. This ensures that both the chicken and potatoes cook evenly and achieve that desired crispy texture.
  • Check for Doneness: It’s crucial to check the internal temperature of the chicken to ensure it is fully cooked. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Additionally, the potatoes should be golden brown and crispy on the outside while tender inside. Using a meat thermometer can help guarantee perfectly cooked chicken every time.