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9 This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Skillet Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

This Skillet Chicken and Potatoes Meal will be your new go-to dinner! All you have to do is roast everything together, then dinner is ready. It doesn’t get easier than that!

This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Every family needs a handful of recipes that are always in their meal rotation, the dinners that are easy to make, nutritious, and sure to please everyone! This easy Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal is one of those dinners for my family. I can prep it in just a few minutes, and I usually have everything to make it on hand. Set the timer and let the skillet do the work!

Easy skillet meals are my favorite dinners to make because you just add everything to a pan and cook. Less dishes to clean up and a fast dinner? Yes, please!

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My family loves chicken and potatoes together, and I love feeding them this dinner because I know it’s real, nutritious food. It’s great paired with a vegetable on the side, like sautéed broccoli or carrots. No matter what, you’ll definitely want to add this Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal to your dinner rotation. Your whole family will thank you!

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal

5 from 1 reviews

Crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside, this is one meal you’ll want to make often.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Dinner


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, about 2 inches in diameter, quartered
  • 8 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch
  • 1 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced


  1. Season the chicken lightly with salt and pepper and generously with paprika. In a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm butter. Add the chicken and cook until brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add onion to the frying pan and stir. Add potato quarters and carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables are beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add starch and stir to coat. Gradually mix in the broth. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through, stirring and turning the chicken over occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  5. Mix in the thyme. Adjust seasonings to taste. Divide the chicken and vegetables among 4 warmed plates and serve right away.


Easy spaghetti carbonara recipe every kid will love! This dinner recipe is great for a thermos leftover lunch!

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Carbonara recipe with bacon made in a skillet that kids will love and leftovers are easy to pack for a school lunch.

Are you in a meal planning rut?  Looking to add new meals to your weekly rotation, but nervous about recipes with fancy names and ingredients? If so, your family is going to ask for seconds when you make this Spaghetti Carbonara recipe!

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Easy to make spaghetti carbonara recipe every kid will love! This dinner recipe is great for a thermos leftover lunch!

Introducing new foods to your kids at mealtime, can present many challenges. If these new meals have ingredients that they know and love, you’ve won half the battle. Today’s recipe is a combination of two kid friendly ingredients, spaghetti and bacon, making this a meal that will surely become a family favorite.

While Spaghetti Carbonara may seem like a fancy, time consuming dish, it couldn’t be easier.  This simple pasta recipe comes together quickly, all in one skillet, and will taste like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours.  Left overs make a great thermos lunch for both kids and adults alike!

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Easy spaghetti carbonara recipe every kid will love! This dinner recipe is great for a thermos leftover lunch!
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  • Yield: 6


  • 1/2 pound dried spaghetti
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon (about 4 oz), cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. In a large pot, over medium high heat, bring water to a boil. Once water is boiling, cook pasta, until al dente. When pasta is ready; reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, drain pasta, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute bacon over medium-heat high.
  3. When bacon is browned and just beginning to crisp, add garlic and onion. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until bacon is brown and crisp and onions are translucent.
  4. In a separate dish, whisk together eggs,parmesan, pepper and set aside.
  5. Turn heat to low and add drained pasta to onion, garlic and bacon in skillet. Mix pasta and cooked bacon and pour egg mixture over pasta.
  6. Working quickly, use tongs to toss and combine pasta with egg, bacon and onions. If pasta is too dry, add a tablespoon of reserved pasta water at a time, until a creamy consistency is reached.This will create a “sauce”.
  7. Garnish with parsley, black pepper and additional parmesan cheese.


Turn leftovers into an awesome school lunch by heating up pasta in the morning and packing inside a pre-heated thermos.