Happy Garlic Day! To celebrate I waned to share one of our new favorites…Creamy Garlic Chicken & Potato Bake. It is loaded with tons of flavor and comes together pretty quick too.
It just makes me happy…
I love a dinner that can all be prepared in a couple of pans and it is loaded with a ton of flavor. This dish is all that and more. It has super juicy chicken, tender potatoes and a little spinach (you know so it is healthy) and a rich garlic cream sauce making it SOOOOO good.
It really does have everything you need for a hearty dinner all in one pan.
The Chicken … and the Potatoes
This time around I went with chicken thighs. I also chose to use skin on and bone in thighs. If you wanted to use boneless, skinless thighs or chicken breasts you could for sure.
If using boneless and skinless make sure to season a little more just to ensure there is enough. The skin and bones really add a ton of flavor as it cooks.
For the potatoes I went with a bag of the triple-color potatoes. I personally love a purple potato being thrown into the mix. Not only are they delicious but they are also just so pretty. You can use whatever variety you prefer…there are so many options.
The Green Stuff
To make the dish “healthy”, and yes I am using that very loosely, I added in some green stuff. I went with a combo of spinach and arugula and it was perfect. It was a little bitter, but it also had a little bite to it.
If you wanted to use all spinach you could. You could also throw in some kale if you wanted. Don’t worry I won’t tell anyone.
The Sauce…OH the Sauce
The garlic cream sauce is really what makes this whole dish come together. It is loaded with garlic, which I love. It is also rich and creamy and bakes down so nicely, all the while giving the chicken and potatoes a TON of flavor.
I used heavy cream but half & half would also work.