Herb-Roasted Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe


For Herb-Roasted Chicken:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (or chicken breasts, if preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

For Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 lbs (about 900g) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Prepare the Herb-Roasted Chicken:

    • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper.
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Rub the herb mixture all over the chicken thighs, making sure they are well coated.
    • Place the seasoned chicken thighs on a baking sheet or roasting pan, skin-side up.
  3. Roast the Chicken:

    • Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F or 74°C).
    • Optional: For extra crispy skin, broil the chicken for an additional 2-3 minutes at the end of cooking.
  4. Prepare the Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

    • In a large pot, place the peeled and chopped potatoes and whole garlic cloves. Cover with cold water and add a generous pinch of salt.
    • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  5. Make the Mashed Potatoes:

    • Drain the cooked potatoes and garlic, reserving some of the cooking water.
    • Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot. Add butter, milk (or cream), salt, and black pepper to taste.
    • Mash the potatoes and garlic using a potato masher or a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add reserved cooking water as needed to reach desired consistency.
  6. Serve the Dish:

    • Serve the herb-roasted chicken thighs hot from the oven alongside creamy garlic mashed potatoes.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

    • Enjoy this comforting Herb-Roasted Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes as a hearty and delicious meal. Serve with your favorite steamed vegetables or a simple green salad.
  8. Tips:

    • Feel free to adjust the herbs and seasoning for the roasted chicken according to your taste preferences.
    • For a lighter option, you can use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.
    • Add grated Parmesan cheese to the mashed potatoes for extra flavor.
  9. We hope you enjoy making and savoring this Herb-Roasted Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes! It's perfect for a cozy dinner at home. Let us know how it turns out for you. Bon appétit!