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Recipe: Chef Kevin Belton's Sheet Pan Herb Chicken

Chef Belton cooks up a chicken dish in one sheet pan.


Sheet Pan Herb Chicken

1/2 cup butter, softened, divided

1 1/4 lb. baby potatoes, halved

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 lemon zested and thinly sliced

4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, divided, plus more leaves for serving

1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, divided

3 lbs. chicken thighs, bone-in

Creole seasoning

1 red onion, cut in wedges

5 garlic cloves

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread 2 tablespoons butter on the bottom of a large-rimmed baking sheet. Add potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Roast for 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining butter, lemon zest, 3 teaspoons thyme, and 1 teaspoon oregano.
Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels and season with Creole seasoning. Rub herb butter over the chicken, under the skin. Sprinkle with remaining thyme and oregano.
Add onion, lemon slices, and garlic to the baking sheet and toss with potatoes. Nestle chicken thighs in the potatoes and onions. Roast until golden and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about 35- 40 minutes.

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