Skillet-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes for Two
Cooked the right way, these two simple ingredients unite to become more than the sum of their parts.
Why This Recipe Works
This recipe hits all the right notes of the much-loved roast chicken dinner—and in just one skillet. A bit of batch cooking helped develop savory browning on both the chicken leg quarters and the potatoes while adding chicken flavor to the vegetables. Lining the skillet with ½-inch slices of potato and giving them a quick jump start on the stove helped ensure that they browned in the oven. Next, placing the chicken directly on top of the potatoes allowed for chicken drippings to fall right into the potatoes beneath, bumping up their creamy texture and their flavor.