The best dinner I've ever made, braised dijon chicken and potatoes

Dijon Braised Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 -5
Hands down, our absolute most favorite recipe ever is this juicy, saucy dijon braised chicken thighs with potatoes that's a one-skillet wonder!


  • 5 Bone-in Chicken Thighs see note*
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 6-8 Small Yukon Gold Potatoes , quartered
  • 6 Bacon Slices
  • ½-1 Whole Yellow Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Cloves Garlic , minced
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 ¼ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley , chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar and paprika. Set aside.
  • In a heavy cast iron skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and cook each side until crisp.
  • Drain the bacon on a napkin lined plate and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the grease.
  • Chop the bacon and set aside.
  • Turn the heat to medium high and add the chicken, skin side down, and turn down to medium-low heat and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the skin is golden brown, flip and continue cooking another 5 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  • Increase the heat to medium and add the butter to the pan.
  • Once melted, add the onions to cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the potatoes, cooking for 3-4 minutes.
  • Nestle the chicken and any juices back into the skillet, add the vinegar mixture and the broth, simmer for 1 minute and place in a 450 degree F oven for 35-40 minutes. The juices will thicken up and the chicken will stay moist due to the liquid.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped bacon and parsley.
  • Serve spooning the pan juices over the meat and potatoes.


*Chicken thighs offer the most flavor but breasts can be used as well. Just lessen the cooking time since there isn't a bone involved.
Nutrition Facts
Dijon Braised Chicken Thighs and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 1218mg53%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 35g70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.