Sheet-Pan Chicken With Potatoes, Scallions and Capers
This one-pan chicken dinner requires only five ingredients, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Meaty chicken thighs roast on top of scallions and potatoes until the chicken is golden and juicy and the scallions are tender and sweet. Despite the short ingredient list, this dish delivers deep flavor and varying textures: The potatoes on the bottom soak up the tasty pan juices while the ones on top turn crispy. Any extra pan drippings get mixed with capers and lemon juice for a quick, tangy sauce. You could also use some of the sauce to dress a simple side salad.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 12scallions, trimmed (about 1 pound)
- 5tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 1pound Yukon gold potatoes (about 3 large), sliced 1/8-inch-thick (about 4 cups)
- 8large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
- 2tablespoons drained capers
- 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges for serving (optional)
Step 1Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place scallions in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, season potatoes with salt and pepper and toss with 2 tablespoons oil. Spread half of potatoes in a single layer over scallions. Season chicken with salt and pepper, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and place on top of the potatoes. Arrange remaining potatoes around chicken. Roast until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
Step 2Transfer chicken, potatoes and scallions to serving plates. Scrape remaining pan juices and drippings into a small bowl, stir in capers and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Spoon over chicken and serve with lemon wedges, if using.