Roasted Chicken Thighs & Vegetables

This is a one-pan meal of oven-roasted chicken thighs on a bed of potatoes and seasonal vegetables. You get a complete meal in one casserole.

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Small on effort and big on results, I love this style of cooking! It works for me when I am busy or lazy (sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate the two :p)

Baked Chicken Thighs on Bed of Vegetables Recipe

The vegetables tucked beneath the chicken (perfect for bell peppers which may burn otherwise) will be moist and tender after cooking. The ones exposed such as the baby potatoes will be nicely crisp. You can soak up the saucy liquids with quoina or bread.

Baked Chicken Thighs on Bed of Vegetables Recipe

My favourite part is the ultra-crispy chicken skin! I tear off the precious piece of crackling chicken skin and eat it on its own, before eating anything else.

Baked Chicken Thighs on Bed of Vegetables Recipe
I have two casseroles of the above side by side in the oven. You can also use one big roasting pan or tray.

Baked Chicken Thighs on Bed of Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Chicken Thighs & Vegetables Recipe

You can soak up the saucy juices collected in the pan with bread, macaroni or quinoa.


(A) Roasted Vegetables

  • half zucchini halved lengthwise & cut thinly to half moon slices
  • 2 baby potatoes scrubbed clean and quartered
  • 1 bell pepper (capsicum) cored and cut to wedges
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves slightly bruised
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt or fine sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Roast Chicken Thighs

  • 4 chicken thighs bone-in & skin-on
  • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 15 grams butter melted
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt or fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried Italian seasoning or use a mixture of dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano

To serve

  • lemon wedges


  1. Vegetables. Toss to coat (A) evenly in olive oil, salt and black pepper. Arrange the vegetables one layer at bottom of roasting pan.
  2. Chicken. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel. Place them skin side up on the vegetables, tucking in the bell pepper pieces beneath the chicken to prevent burning. Brush chicken skin with olive oil & melted butter, then rub salt and Italian seasoning onto the skin. Season with freshly cracked black pepper.
  3. Roast the casserole at preheated oven of 200°C (392°F) for 30 minutes, then baste the chicken skin with the oil collected in the pan using a pastry brush. Return to bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, until the chicken skin is crispy and golden brown. Serve with lemon wedges.