One Pan Cajun Chicken and Veggies

Super easy, deliciously flavorful one pan chicken dinner! Made with tender chicken thighs, lots of fresh vegetables and a simple homemade cajun seasoning. Perfect recipe for a busy day!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Chicken, Chicken Thighs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
Calories: 615 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 5 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, 2 1/2 lbs
  • 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 bell pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces (or half of 2 colors)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cajun seasoning

  • 2 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk all cajun seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl or toss together well in a small resealable bag. 

  2. Place chicken skin side down on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle and rub 1 Tbsp of the olive oil evenly over thighs. Sprinkle with cajun seasoning to taste (I did 1 Tbsp total). 
  3. Rotate to opposite side and drizzle and rub tops with another 1 Tbsp olive oil. Season with cajun seasoning to taste (I did 1/2 Tbsp).
  4. Toss potatoes with 2 Tbsp olive oil (I just did this on the cutting board I used to cut the potatoes) and season with cajun seasoning to taste (I did 2 tsp) and toss. 
  5. Transfer potatoes to baking sheet placing them around chicken thighs. Roast in preheated oven 30 minutes. 

  6. Remove from oven and add bell pepper and red onion over potatoes and toss, then return to oven and roast about 10 - 15 minutes longer until chicken is golden and cooked through and potatoes are tender (you can broil during last few minutes to help brown a little more if desired). 
  7. Serve warm sprinkled with parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • If you have one, I recommend using a dark non-stick pan for one pan chicken and veggies recipes. I don't recommend them for baking, but when roasting veggies they can help brown them up better than an uncoated pan.
  • Recipe inspired by eatwell101 cajun seasoning from allrecipes