This recipe for maple dijon chicken with hasselback potatoes and carrots is a healthy and easy one pan meal that the whole family will love!
Chicken thighs, potatoes and baby carrots all bake together with a savory herb butter to make a delicious dinner with minimal effort.
When I’m stumped on what to make for dinner I often turn to one pan meals. I love that the prep is simple and clean up is minimal. I typically use chicken because who doesn’t love a good roasted chicken dinner? This one pan maple dijon chicken recipe combines chicken thighs, hasselback potatoes and carrots for a simple meal that’s big on flavor.
How do you make maple dijon chicken?
This recipe starts with a maple dijon flavored butter that’s used to flavor all of the components of the meal. The butter is rubbed between the skin and the meat of the chicken, as well as over the carrots and potatoes. The whole thing bakes in the oven for about 45 minutes and dinner is served!
This dish is best with bone-in skin-on chicken thighs. You could also use bone-in skin on chicken breasts but you may need to increase the cooking time by about 10 minutes, depending on the size of the breasts. Choose potatoes that are on the smaller side so that they cook all the way through; mine were about 3 inches in diameter. The trick to getting the fanned shape of the hasselback potatoes is to slice almost all the way, but not completely through each potato. You can use any variety you like, I prefer yukon gold.
My whole family loved this meal – the maple syrup in the butter adds a hint of sweetness to cut the intensity of the mustard, but most importantly the sugars in the syrup help to caramelize the carrots and potatoes. You can have the whole meal prepped and in the oven in less than 15 minutes, the rest is inactive time so you can go do something else while you wait for the oven to work its magic!
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More chicken dinner ideas
- Cajun Chicken Pasta
- Honey Mustard Chicken
- Chicken Souvlaki
- Monterey Chicken
- Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Maple Dijon Chicken with Hasselback Potatoes & Carrots
- 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
- 4 - 6 potatoes approximately 3 inches in diameter (I use the yukon gold variety)
- 3/4 pound baby carrots peeled and halved, or regular carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 3 inch sticks
- 4 tablespoons of butter softened
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- cooking spray
- flaky sea salt for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl mix together the butter, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
- Using your fingers, partially separate the skin from the chicken thighs, forming a pocket between the meat and the skin. Rub 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of the butter mixture between the skin and the thigh meat. Season the top of each chicken thigh with salt and pepper to taste.
- Using a small knife, cut slices 1/4 inch apart all along each potato - do not cut all the way through, cut about 3/4 of the way down.
- Place the chicken thighs, potatoes and carrots onto the sheet pan.
- Rub the remaining butter mixture all over the potatoes and carrots, taking care to get some of the butter into the cut surfaces of the potatoes. Season the carrots and potatoes with more salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken and potatoes are cooked through.
- Sprinkle the parsley over the top and drizzle the pan juices over the chicken and vegetables. Serve immediately.
So good! I’ve made this multiple times now and toss any other vegetables I have on hand in too!
One of my favorite go to recipes. It’s easy, one pan and everyone in my house likes it!
Loved the simplicity and amazing flavor.
So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reporting back!
Could someone answer this?
I’m looking to make this with a skinless, boneless chicken breast. What should I adjust?
This is a tough one to adjust, only because the potatoes will take much longer to cook than a boneless skinless chicken breast. I would say to put the potatoes and carrots in the oven first for 20 minutes, then add the chicken breasts for the remaining 25 minutes. Hope that helps!
Would honey work well as a substitute for the maple syrup?
Yes, that would work!
Looks great and easy to prepare!
You never go wrong with traditional dishes and combinations. Great pictures I want a bite of that chicken now =)
I love the skin on that chicken! The maple dijon sounds like the perfect sauce. And those hasselbacks and carrots make this a complete meal. I want this ASAP!
This would make such a wonderful dinner – I love hasselback potatoes!!
Your photography is so pretty! I want to dig right into those potatoes!
This dinner looks amazing! I love that crispy skin and the potatoes look divine!
Love that you used chicken thighs–yay thighs! Loved that you use a flavored butter–and for the whole meal! Loved that you cook it all on a sheet pan–easy clean-up! And I also love that you reference my friend Lucy’s Flavored Butters book–isn’t it the greatest?!?
You just know any meal that starts off with maple Dijon butter has to be good! This one looks fabulous…that chicken is gorgeously cooked!
What a beautiful dinner this is!! That sweet maple sounds perfect!