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There’s a chicken and potatoes meal then there’s meals like this Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes. So much flavor, yet so simple to create.

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes on platter. Sauce in bowl next to platter.

Chicken and potatoes is a classic combination for a reason! The perfect balance of protein and carbs, and can be flavored as much or as little as you desire. Here, I keep the seasonings fairly simple then the major flavor comes from the bright and flavorful sauce — you’re going to want to drizzle this on everything! Plus, you could even make the sauce ahead of time to make dinner even easier for you.

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes on platter.

The potatoes also need a moment of discussion! Because you boil them before smashing and baking, they are perfectly soft inside and crispy on the outside. The perfect potato bite!

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes Ingredients:

  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Parsley 
  • Dried Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Thighs 
  • Avocado Oil 
  • Dutch Baby Potatoes: Sub Fingerling Potatoes 
  • White Vinegar
  • Mayo
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Green Onions
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Chives
Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes on platter.

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes Step-by-Step:

Step One: Make the Spice Blend

In a small bowl, mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, and pepper. Set aside.

Step Two: Prep the Chicken

Pat the chicken thighs very dry with a paper towel. Season with salt on all sides. Place on a plate and transfer to the fridge, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, up to one hour. This will help the chicken skin get crispy in the oven. Meanwhile, make the sauce and boil the potatoes.

Step Three: Make the Sauce

In a wide-mouth mason jar, add the mayo, lemon juice, parsley, green onions, garlic, onion powder, and kosher salt. Using an immersion blender, blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chopped chives. Set aside in the fridge until ready to serve.

Step Four: Boil the Potatoes

In a large saucepan, add the potatoes. Pour in the white vinegar, a generous pinch of salt, and enough water to cover the potatoes by about 1-inch. Bring the pot to a boil, cover, and cook for about 8-10 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain and return to the pot.

Step Five: Make the Chicken

Preheat oven to 425℉. Remove the chicken from the fridge and pat dry again with paper towels. Transfer to one of the prepared baking sheets and drizzle with avocado oil, coating both sides of the thighs. Sprinkle with half of the prepared spice blend, ensuring each thigh is evenly coated. Arrange with the skin side up. Transfer to the oven on the higher of the two racks, and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the thighs register 165℉ and the skin is golden and crispy.

Crispy chicken thighs on sheet pan.

Step Six: Smash the Potatoes

Meanwhile, transfer the cooked potatoes to the other prepared baking sheet. Using the bottom of a glass, gently smash the potatoes down so they are flat. Drizzle with avocado oil and season with the salt and remaining half of the spice blend. Gently toss to coat.

Step Seven: Crisp the Potatoes

Once the chicken has been cooking for about 15 minutes, add the potatoes to the oven on the lower of the two racks, and roast for about 25 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through, cooking until they are golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and garnish with chives.

Smashed potatoes on sheet pan.

Step Eight: Serve and Enjoy!

To serve, plate the chicken thighs with the smashed potatoes and drizzle with the green sauce.

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes on platter.

Recipe FAQ:

Can I make the sauce ahead of time?

Yes! You can store this in the fridge for up to two days.

I can’t find dutch baby potatoes, what should i use?

You can use fingerling potatoes!

Do I have to let the chicken dry out in the fridge?

This helps to ensure the chicken skin gets super crispy in the oven! Which, to me, is a must!

I hope you all love these Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes! Comment below once you try!

For More Chicken Thigh Recipes:

Sheet Pan Spring Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus

Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken and Veggies

Pot Roast Chicken

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes on platter.
5 from 8 votes

Herby Chicken Thighs with Smashed Chive and Onion Potatoes

Whole30, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For the Spice Blend:

  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

For the Chicken Thighs:

  • 3 lbs. bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

For the Potatoes:

  • 1.5 lbs. Dutch baby potatoes sub fingerling potatoes
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup avocado oil mayo (or homemade mayo)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives plus more for serving

Instructions 

Make the Spice Blend:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, and pepper. Set aside.

Prep the Chicken:

  • Pat the chicken thighs very dry with a paper towel. Season with salt on all sides. Place on a plate and transfer to the fridge, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, up to one hour. This will help the chicken skin gets crispy in the oven. Meanwhile, make the sauce and boil the potatoes.

Make the Sauce:

  • In a wide mouth mason jar, add the mayo, lemon juice, parsley, green onions, garlic, onion powder, and kosher salt. Using an immersion blender, blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chopped chives. Set aside in the fridge until ready to serve.

Boil the Potatoes:

  • In a large saucepan, add the potatoes. Pour in the white vinegar, a generous pinch of salt, and enough water to cover the potatoes by about 1-inch. Bring the pot to a boil, cover, and cook for about 8-10 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain and return to the pot.

Make the Chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 425℉. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge and pat dry again with paper towels. Transfer to one of the prepared baking sheets and drizzle with avocado oil, coating both sides of the thighs. Sprinkle with half of the prepared spice blend, ensuring each thigh is evenly coated. Arrange with the skin side up. Transfer to the oven on the higher of the two racks, and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the thighs register 165℉ and the skin is golden and crispy.

Smash then Crisp the Potatoes:

  • Meanwhile, transfer the cooked potatoes to the other prepared baking sheet. Using the bottom of a glass, gently smash the potatoes down so they are flat. Drizzle with avocado oil and season with the salt and remaining half of the spice blend. Gently toss to coat.
  • Once the chicken has been cooking for about 15 minutes, add the potatoes to the oven on the lower of the two racks, and roast for about 25 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through, cooking until they are golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and garnish with chives.

Serve and Enjoy!

  • To serve, plate the chicken thighs with the smashed potatoes and drizzle with the green sauce.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 4

Photography by Eat Love Eats.



Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!


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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a delicious take on chicken & potatoes. The dry brine on the chicken thighs is worth the extra prep time. It helped get the skin extra crispy, yum! The sauce was great whether you drizzled it over the potatoes or dipped your chicken into it. Will be making this one again. You know it’s a win when even your three year old toddler eats it!

  2. This looks amazing! My daughter is allergic to eggs, do you have a good substitute for the mayo in the sauce (besides vegan mayo)?