Seven simple ingredients are the building blocks for this pan-roasted meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium saucepan, bring potatoes to a boil in salted water and cook until tender when pierced with a knife, 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, season chicken with salt, pepper, and thyme. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high. Cook chicken, skin side down, until golden and crisp, 5 minutes. Flip, then add shallots; cook until chicken is browned, 5 minutes. Flip shallots, then transfer skillet to oven. Roast until chicken is cooked through, 15 minutes.

  • Reserve 3/4 cup cooking water from potatoes. Drain potatoes and return to pan. Add 2 teaspoons oil, lemon zest, and reserved cooking water; season with salt and pepper and roughly mash.

  • Transfer chicken and shallots to a platter and heat skillet over medium. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil and garlic and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Gradually add spinach, and toss until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Serve chicken with shallots, potatoes, and spinach.

Reviews (1)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 3 star values: 4
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Rating: Unrated
08/18/2010
Just made this tonite (minus the spinach) and it was very, very tasty. The chicken was flavorful and juicy, loved the roasted taste of the shallots. I'd add some milk to the mashed potatoes but over all, easy and very tasty dish.