Crispy Chicken with Garlicky Potato Cream Sauce

I know what you want…tasty and nutritious dinner recipes perfect for weeknights the whole family will love, and which can be made in under 30 min.

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You can get the kids home after sport, settled into homework and gets started on dinner.

Once you pop it into the oven you’ve got time to throw together a big salad (make enough for leftovers to take to work the next day) to enjoy on the side.

Crispy Chicken With Garlicky Potato Cream Sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 1/2 tbsn olive oil
  2. salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  3. 800g organic or pastured chicken thighs - skin on
  4. 6 kiplfer potatoes or 3 medium sweet potatoes, roughly chopped into 2cm pieces
  5. 3 cups baby spinach
  6. Creamy Garlic Sauce
  7. 2 tbsn butter
  8. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 2 tablespoons spelt flour or gluten free flour
  10. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  11. 1 cup chicken broth, or more, as needed
  12. 1/2 cup of cream
  13. 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  14. salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Season skin well with salt and pepper. Preheat a large ovenproof pan to med – high, add oil and pan fry chicken skin side down for 3-4 minutes. Turn the chicken, searing bottom side for a further 2-3 mins. Turn off heat and scatter potatoes and spinach between chicken.
  3. Prepare the garlic potato sauce by melting butter in medium skillet over med heat. Add garlic, and stir for 1 min. Whisk in flour, stock and thyme. Turn off heat and stir through cream and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour garlicky cream sauce over chicken, spinach and potatoes and bake into the oven for 20-25 mins.
  5. Garnished with parsley or a squeeze of lemon juice.
  1. Add as many vegetables as you like!
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Your thoughts on this post


  1. Chantelle

    Can you suggest a length of time to cook this dish with chicken breast instead?

    • Brenda Janschek

      You could check the chicken breast after 20 minutes to see if it’s done.

  2. Fiona

    It looks delicious! Would this be suitable for a slow cooker as well? Thanks

    • Brenda Janschek

      It’s a winner for sure! You could try the slow cooker Fiona, but I would definitely still sear some chicken until golden in the fry pan first. A few minutes each side, and season first with salt and pepper. Only stir through the cream at the end of cooking, as it can separate if cooked for too long. Let me know how you go!

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