One Pot Chicken

One Pot Chicken
A meal, a pan, TWO dishes in a pan!
In the logic of the One Pot, all in one, prepare this special dish with chicken drumsticks onto Gratin Potatoes and all together in the oven to bake.
The chicken goes over the chopped potatoes and during baking all juices and tasty ingredients flowing onto gratinated potatoes, create incredible flavor. So we have a double and triple tastier dish. A delicious fried chicken and beautiful honeyed, juicy and creamy Gratin potatoes.
Most of the chicken fat has been removed during frying and looks like a rotisserie chicken, seasoned with aromatic spices.
This way of cooking chicken and potato yields maximum flavor we could demand from a combination like this.

work: 30′ time: 1h:20′ medium:
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Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 chicken thighs with skin ~800g (1.8 lbs)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Mix the spices with salt and pepper. Sprinkle very well through out the sides of the thighs. Sprinkle with dried thyme and batter.
In large deep skillet, that enters the oven, and upon medium-high heat, add the oil to warm up. We touch thighs skin downward. Fry for 10' from both sides to get red color. Remove the thighs and place them in a dish. Cover them to keep warm.

Potatoes Gratin

  • ~750-800g (1.7-1.8 lbs) potatoes cut in slices 3 mm
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion crescents
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 300g (10.6 oz) milk
  • 80g (2.8 oz) grana padano, grated thick
  • salt & pepper
Empty the pan from the fat of chicken, do not sweep or wash. Pour the oil to warm up. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for 2'-3' to polish without burn.
Pour half the milk and when it just begin to boil, add half the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and half of grated cheese.
Add the second layer of the remaining potatoes…
…salt and pepper and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
From top pour the remaining milk.
Use an egg flip to press the potatoes into the milk while it simmers for 10 minutes and some of the milk has evaporated.
Place the fried chicken over the potatoes.
Place the pan in the oven and bake at 180°C (356°F, Gas:4.2) for 40'-50' until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes get brown at the surface. Remove the pan from the oven, leave to stand 5'-6' and serve.
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If there is no pan, entering directly into the oven, simply transfer all prepared ingredients from the pan into the oven dish and bake. In this case you should preheat the oven.

Author Zambia G. Sifaki