Golden Chicken and Potato Tray Bake


Indulge in the comforting embrace of our Golden Chicken and Potato Tray Bake, a dish that combines tender, juicy chicken with golden, crispy potatoes, all baked to perfection in a fragrant blend of spices and herbs. This heartwarming meal is not just a treat to your palate but also a feast for the eyes, making it the perfect centerpiece for family dinners or casual gatherings.

Golden Chicken and Potato Tray Bake

Preparation and Cooking Times and Total Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 80 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 410 kcal
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Fat: 22 g (Saturated Fat: 6 g)
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 620 mg


  • Chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on: 900 grams (2 pounds)
  • Potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges: 800 grams (1.76 pounds)
  • Olive oil: 60 ml (2 ounces)
  • Garlic, minced: 30 grams (1 ounce)
  • Paprika: 15 grams (0.5 ounce)
  • Dried thyme: 5 grams (0.17 ounce)
  • Salt: 5 grams (0.17 ounce)
  • Black pepper, freshly ground: 3 grams (0.1 ounce)
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped: 10 grams (0.35 ounce)
  • Lemon, sliced for garnish: 1 medium

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Season the Chicken: In a large mixing bowl, toss the chicken thighs with half the olive oil, paprika, thyme, salt, and black pepper until evenly coated.
  3. Prepare the Potatoes: In another bowl, combine the potato wedges with the remaining olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and some more black pepper.
  4. Arrange the Tray: Place the seasoned chicken thighs skin-side up on a large baking tray, and scatter the potato wedges around the chicken. Sprinkle chopped rosemary over the top.
  5. Bake: Transfer the tray to the oven and bake for 60 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and fully cooked, and the potatoes are crispy and tender.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh lemon slices before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure Even Cooking: Cut the potatoes into even sizes to ensure they cook uniformly.
  • Crispy Skin: For extra crispy chicken skin, broil the tray bake for the last 3-5 minutes of cooking.
  • Resting Time: Allow the dish to rest before serving to let the juices redistribute through the chicken, enhancing the flavor and tenderness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken breast instead of thighs?

  • Yes, you can use chicken breast, but reduce the cooking time as breasts cook faster and can dry out.

What other herbs can I use?

  • Sage, marjoram, or oregano can be used in place of thyme for different flavor profiles.

Can this be made ahead of time?

  • You can prepare the dish up to the point of baking and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking.

As you savor each bite of our Golden Chicken and Potato Tray Bake, let the robust flavors and hearty textures transport you to a world of culinary delight. Perfect for any day of the week, this dish promises to be a beloved addition to your recipe collection, bringing smiles and satisfaction to your dining table. Enjoy the blend of simplicity and taste, and remember, every meal is an opportunity to create lasting memories.