Skillet Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs with Potatoes


Moist chicken thighs, tender potatoes and a bright honey-lemon sauce cook together in this flavorful one-pan dinner. It's tasty enough for company, yet easy enough for a weeknight.

Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 large lemons

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus 1/4 cup, divided

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs, (about 6 ounces each), skin removed

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved lengthwise

  • 2 medium shallots, quartered

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Juice 1 lemon to yield 1/4 cup juice. Slice the remaining lemon into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the chicken, smooth-side down, to the pan; cook, undisturbed, until golden brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 2 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

  3. Add the lemon slices to the drippings in the pan; cook over medium-high heat, undisturbed, until charred on the bottom, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Add potatoes, shallots, thyme, oregano, rosemary and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pan, stirring to coat. Nestle the chicken into the mixture in the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk the reserved 1/4 cup lemon juice, honey, pepper and the remaining 1/4 cup oil in a small bowl.

  5. Drizzle the lemon juice mixture all over the chicken-vegetable mixture. Bake until the potatoes are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of chicken registers 165°F, 5 to 7 minutes. Spoon the pan drippings over the chicken and vegetables before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
23g Fat
42g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Vitamin A 176IU 4%
Sodium 588mg 26%
Potassium 950mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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