Garlic Chicken and Crispy Potatoes

Garlic Chicken and Crispy Potatoes

This chicken dish just takes 20 minutes to cook – one to choose when time is short. The chicken breasts, chunky potatoes and garlic are sautéed in olive oil and butter until crisp and then covered in a white wine sauce.

Garlic Chicken and Crispy Potatoes

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: About 40 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 900 g (2 lb) potatoes (6 medium)
  • 40 g (1½ oz) butter (3 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 300 ml (10 fl oz) good chicken stock (1¼ cups)
  • 300 ml (10 fl oz) white wine (1¼ cups)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • You will also need 2 large frying pans/skillets and a medium-sized serving dish.

  • Method
  • Warm the serving dish in the oven.

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into small chunks. Place in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer the potatoes until just tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Pat dry the chicken breasts and season.

  • Now divide the butter and oil between the two pans/skillets.

  • Place one over a medium heat and, once the butter is foaming, add the chicken breasts and brown for 5 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through.

  • Reduce the heat and continue to cook the chicken for about 15 minutes, until it is cooked through, turning once.

  • Meanwhile, drain the potatoes when they are just tender and leave for a couple of minutes to dry out.

  • Heat the oil and butter in the other pan and, once the butter is foaming, add the potatoes with the garlic. Turn to coat. Cook over a medium heat until the potatoes are golden and crisp on the outside, turning occasionally.

  • When the chicken is ready, transfer it to the warm serving dish and keep warm in the oven. Add the potatoes and garlic once they are ready.

  • Pour the chicken stock and wine into the pan the chicken was cooked in, and let it bubble over a high heat until reduced by half. Stir occasionally and scrape all the crispy bits from the bottom of the pan.

  • Pour over the chicken, potatoes, and garlic and serve immediately garnished with the parsley.
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Updated: October 19, 2019