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Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet

by Christina Cherrier – Updated May 26, 2020
Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet
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Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet – One skillet. Amazing flavors. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest dinner for any weeknight! 30 minutes is all it takes to transform chicken and potatoes into a flavor-packed meal. Plus, it requires almost zero cleanup!

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the chicken recipe with potatoes

  • The marinade
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or coconut amino if you’re strictly paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the garlic butter chicken with potatoes: In a large bowl, combine the chicken strips with soy sauce, olive oil, pepper, and hot sauce. Set aside to marinate while you cook potatoes.

2. Parboil the potatoes in boiling salted water for 8 minutes. This will accelerate cooking time in the skillet and ensure a nice golden crust on the potatoes.

3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, mix 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. When butter is melted, add drained potatoes. Cook potatoes for about 4 minutes, stir and cook an additional 4-5 minutes until potatoes are golden and fork-tender. Transfer sauteed potatoes to a plate and set aside.

4. Keep the same skillet over medium heat and add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, lay the chicken strips in one layer in the skillet, keeping the drained marinade for later. Add garlic and red chili pepper flakes to the chicken. Cook chicken strips on each side for 1 minute each until nicely browned – adjust timing depending on how you like your grilled chicken.

5. Stir in the reserved marinade and cook with chicken until the marinade is cooked. Add the fresh herbs and give a quick stir. Then add the sauteed potatoes back to the pan and heat through. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.

6. Remove from heat and serve immediately your Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe with sauteed Potatoes, garnished with more crushed chili pepper, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese over the Chicken and Potatoes if you like. Enjoy!

Tips for the chicken and potatoes recipe

  • To make the strips: cut chicken breasts in half, then slice lengthwise to avoid cutting across the fiber. Cutting across the fiber can result in loss of moisture when cooking the chicken. You want your chicken golden brown, but not dried up.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan when cooking the chicken strips, otherwise you’ll end up with steamed chicken instead of having this delicious crisp-golden sear on the meat. Proceed in batches if necessary, setting cooked chicken aside; you will reheat all of it together with potatoes at the end.
  • If you like a sauce with your chicken and potatoes, try this: 1 tablespoon mayo + 1 tablespoon Sriracha, it will spices things up and it’s delicious!
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  • Chuck Panarella

    2020-11-26 23:11:01

    My family is not big on hot sauce so I left that out, but it was really good. It did not look as good as the picture but tasted just fine. It was our Thanksgiving dinner as we are waiting for the Turkey to go on sale this weekend.

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner
Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet - #eatwell101 #recipe One skillet. This chicken recipe is pretty much the easiest and tastiest  dinner for any weeknight! #Garlic #Butter #Chicken  #Potatoes #Dinner
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