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Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Kale Recipe

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Discover the art of one-pan cooking with our comprehensive guide to herb-roasted chicken and potatoes with kale. From preparation to pairing, this guide offers everything you need to master this flavorful and nutritious dish. Explore variations, tips, and more!

Last updated on October 5th, 2023 at 10:25 pm

Indulge in the hearty flavors of this herb-infused roasted chicken and potatoes dish, elevated with the wholesome addition of kale in this quick and easy dish. This one-pan wonder is a well-balanced recipe that brings together the savory succulence of tender chicken, the satisfying earthiness of potatoes, and the nutrient-packed goodness of kale. Infused with aromatic herbs, this dish is a feast for both your palate and your well-being.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Kale recipe offers a delightful culinary experience, combining the richness of roasted chicken and potatoes with the vibrant freshness of kale. Here are a few reasons why this recipe deserves a spot on your dining table:

  • Balanced Nutrition: This dish is a nutritional powerhouse, providing lean protein from the chicken, complex carbohydrates from the potatoes, and a wealth of vitamins and minerals from the kale.
  • Herb-Infused Flavors: The aromatic blend of rosemary, thyme, and garlic elevates the taste profile, infusing every bite with layers of savory goodness.
  • One-Pan Convenience: With everything cooked on a single baking sheet, cleanup is a breeze. Plus, the flavors from the roasted chicken and potatoes meld together beautifully.
  • Kale, the Superfood: Kale is known for its exceptional health benefits, and in this recipe, it adds a fresh and slightly crunchy element that balances the dish’s richness.
  • Versatile and Customizable: Feel free to adapt this recipe to your preferences. You can use boneless chicken if desired or swap the kale for another leafy green of your choice.

Who is this Recipe for?

Herb roasted chicken and potatoes with kale

One-pan meals are the epitome of convenience. They minimize prep work, reduce cleaning time, and allow flavors to mingle, creating a harmonious blend that satisfies the taste buds.

This recipe is perfect for:

  • A hostess looking for an easy main course with quick cleanup.
  • Health-conscious individuals seeking nutritious meals
  • Busy families needing quick dinner solutions
  • Meal preppers looking for efficient cooking methods
  • Cooking enthusiasts exploring new recipes

Variations and Substitutions

  • Chicken Breasts: You can use skin-on chicken breasts instead of thighs.
  • Herbs: Experiment with different herbs like Cajun seasoning or red pepper flakes. The combinations are endless.

Tips for Best Results

Herb roasted chicken and potatoes with kale
  • Choose fresh, organic ingredients for maximum flavor and nutrition.
  • For crispy chicken skin, dry off any moisture before seasoning.
  • Slice the potatoes in similar sizes for even cooking.
  • Use a larger three-quarter size sheet pan to avoid overcrowding.
  • Always cook meat to the recommended temperature of 165°F.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon wedges for an elegant presentation.

Serving Suggestions

Side Dishes and Pairings

Complement this dish with a crisp salad, steamed vegetables, or a glass of white wine.

Wine Pairings

A light Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully with this dish.

Nutritional Information

Aside from the nutritional information included on the recipe card below, this dish is rich in protein, vitamins A and C, and healthy fats. It’s a well-balanced meal that supports overall wellness.

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The Recipe

Herb roasted chicken and potatoes with kale
Yield: 6

Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Kale

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 47 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes

Imagine a dish that combines the succulent flavors of roasted chicken, the earthy goodness of potatoes, and the vibrant freshness of kale, all harmoniously cooked in one pan. This herb-roasted chicken with potatoes and kale is a culinary delight that promises a delicious symphony of flavors.


  • 1½ lbs. red potatoes, cleaned and cut in half
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 6-8 whole garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. fresh rosemary, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 10-12 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large lemon, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 c. fresh kale, washed, tough stems removed, and thinly sliced


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside. 

    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, olive oil, and fresh rosemary. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and arrange the veggies on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

    3. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl and coat with any remaining rosemary and olive oil mixture. Season the chicken with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and nestle in between the veggies along with the lemon wedges and sprigs of fresh thyme. 

    4. Roast in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the veggies develop nice color and the chicken is nearly done. Remove baking sheet from the oven and stir in the fresh kale.

    5. Return the sheet pan to the oven and roast for another 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked* and the kale is wilted. Remove from oven and transfer chicken and potatoes to a serving platter and loosely cover with foil. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Always cook meat to temperature, not by time. Actual cooking time will vary based on a number of factors, including internal starting temperature, individual oven variations, size and thickness of the meat, what else is in the oven while cooking, etc.

The minimum safe recommended cooking temperature for chicken thighs is 165°F(74°C).  

For best results, use a larger three-quarter size sheet pan instead of a standard 13” x 18” half sheet pan for this recipe. This will allow the vegetables enough room to be spread into a single layer without overcrowding while keeping all ingredients to one single pan. 

Keeping all ingredients on a single sheet pan is important in this case because the juice from the chicken and lemon wedges will mingle with the fresh herbs to infuse the potatoes, onion, and kale with incredible flavor while cooking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Final Thoughts

So, whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting your culinary journey, this Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Kale recipe is a surefire way to impress your taste buds and nourish your body. Enjoy the wholesome flavors and the satisfaction of creating a restaurant-worthy meal in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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