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So I was craving the flavors and comfort of pot roast this week, but really wasn’t craving red meat. Hence this creation, Pot Roast Chicken

Pot Roast Chicken

An obvious take on pot roast, but with chicken, this recipe is a crave-able dish that the whole family will enjoy. Crispy chicken thighs sit right on top of delicious gravy-coated veggies like potatoes, celery and carrots. 

While it takes some time to cook in the oven, this recipe is mostly hands-off, leaving you time to tackle emails, homework, house chores…you know, all the things. Pop this on the table and this one-pot meal will certainly satisfy you and yours. 

Pot Roast Chicken

Find my Classic Beef Pot Roast here! 

5 from 24 votes

Pot Roast Chicken

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thigh
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion halved and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 3 large carrots cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 stalks celery cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5-7 sprigs of thyme tied into a bundle using kitchen twine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb yellow potatoes cut into 2-inch pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pat the chicken dry and season on both sides with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe large, deep skillet (I use the Made In 3.5 quart saute pan) over medium-high heat.
  • When hot, in batches so as to not overcrowd the skillet add the chicken, and cook until golden on each side (about 2 minutes per side) transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Add the dijon, tomato paste, and paprika and toss until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the broth and the arrowroot flour until well combined. Slowly pour in the broth mixture while stirring until well combined. (*Your sauce will almost immediately thicken. Don’t worry-- when the chicken cooks down, it will add additional juices to the sauce and it turns out perfectly in the end).
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the apple cider vinegar, add the bundle of thyme and the bay leaves. Place the chicken on top of the veggies, skin side up. Cover and transfer to the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and increase the heat to 400 degrees F.
  • Remove the cover and carefully nestle the potatoes into the sauce, tucking them under the chicken (just be delicate moving around the chicken so the skin doesn’t fall off!). Transfer back to the oven and bake, uncovered, until the skin is a deep golden brown and crisp, the potatoes are tender, and the sauce has thickened, about 30 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes prior to serving. Garnish with parsley, if desired, and enjoy!


*Here is the 3.5 quart Saute Pan that I used in the recipe by Made In Cookware. (you can shop Made In using my code DEFINEDDISH for 20% off.) *affiliate link

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

Additional Info

Servings: 4 people

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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  1. Is there such a thing as bone in chicken breasts? The grocery store employees keep looking at me like I’m crazy 🤪 very excited to hopefully try this recipe as I can’t have red meat or dark meat chicken.

  2. 5 stars
    Alex’s recipes always make my family think I am a chef! I made this in my cast iron skillet and my family claimed it was buttery! Little did they know there was no butter in this recipe. Great recipe for all your picky eaters.

    1. Hi! Made this tonight and it was so good! Simple ingredients and delicious!

      How do you recommend storing and reheating leftovers?!

      1. Hi Blair!
        I recommend storing in an airtight container. For best results, I like to reheat mine in the oven, in an oven safe dish, @ 350 until warm throughout, about 8-10 mins! It’s fine reheated in the microwave also!

  3. This looks delicious and I’d love to try it.
    Do you think I could make it in the crockpot?
    I’ve made beef roast in the crockpot with carrots and potatoes, it cooks for about 8 hours. I’ve also made other chicken dishes in the crockpot and they’re all very good. I’ll give it a shot soon!

    1. hi! yes it will work in the crockpot; however, you wont get the beautiful, crispy skin on the top of the chicken thighs.

  4. 5 stars
    My daughter is big on the Whole 30 foods and recipes. She made this for my husband and I last week and it was absolutely delicious! I will be making it again this week. Thank you.