Dutch Oven Chicken Thighs and Potatoes – How to Make the BEST Dinner for the Whole Family

It is not often that this scratch cook momma makes up a recipe. But tonight, with limited ingredients, invention was necessary. As it turns out, if you toss potatoes with chicken and heavy cream into a Dutch Oven and cook it low and slow, the end result is absolute deliciousness. In fact, this Dutch Oven Chicken Thighs dinner with potatoes received a literal twelve thumbs up from the family.

Dutch oven chicken add heavy cream

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Recipe

Ingredients

2 packs chicken thighs
1 onion
5 garlic cloves
7-10 Potatoes
2 cups heavy cream
4 Tbsp butter
Salt, pepper, Thyme

ingredients for Dutch oven chicken on countertop

Directions

1. Heat a 12-inch cast iron pan over medium-high heat and then spray with non-stick spray. Any pan will do; however a cast iron skillet really works well at searing the chicken thighs before they go into the Dutch Oven.

warm cast iron skillet on stovetop and spray with non-stick spray

2. Spray a Dutch Oven with non-stick spray and then set aside.

spray Dutch oven with non-stick spray for Dutch oven chicken recipe

3. In a sink colander, rinse 7-10 potatoes.

wash potatoes in sink colander

4. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Thyme, then place them seasoning side down into the hot cast iron pan. Sear the chicken thighs for 3-5 minutes on each side.

Sear the Chicken

5. Next, use a tong to flip the chicken thighs and continue to sear. Do not let any of the juice go to waste as you can use it for cooking the onions soon.

Sear both sides of chicken thighs in cast iron

6. While the chicken thighs are searing, peel and dice the potatoes, then place them into the prepared Dutch oven. Then, place the seared chicken thighs onto the peeled and diced potatoes.

add seared chicken thighs to Dutch oven on top of potatoes

7. Finish placing all of the chicken thighs into the Dutch oven, then set aside.

place all of the seared chicken thighs into Dutch oven

8. Dice 1 onion and mince 5 garlic cloves and sauté them in the still-warm cast iron skillet.

9. When the onion and garlic are sauteed, add them to the top of the Dutch Oven Chicken.

add minced garlic and diced onion to Dutch Oven Chicken

10. Pour 2 cups of heavy cream into the Dutch Oven Chicken, cover then place in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 90 minutes.

pour heavy cream on top of Dutch oven chicken

Cook in the Oven

When done, remove the Dutch oven from the oven and then remove the lid letting the food rest for 5 minutes before serving.

let Dutch oven rest

I also made pretzel rolls with this dinner. For that recipe, click the link below for my blog with that recipe.

pretzel rolls made from scratch added to Dutch oven chicken dinner

Dutch Oven Chicken Thighs with Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients for Dutch Oven Chicken

2 packs chicken thighs
1 onion
5 garlic cloves
Potatoes
2 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp butter
Salt, pepper, Thyme

Directions for Dutch Oven Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

1. Heat a 12-inch cast iron pan over medium-high heat and then spray with non-stick spray.
2. Spray a Dutch Oven with non-stick spray and then set aside.
3. In a sink colander, rinse 7-10 potatoes.
4. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Thyme, then place them seasoning side down into the hot cast iron pan. Sear the chicken thighs for 3-5 minutes on each side.
5. Next, use a tong to flip the chicken thighs and continue to sear.
6. While the chicken thighs are searing, peel and dice the potatoes, then place them into the prepared Dutch oven. Then, place the seared chicken thighs onto the peeled and diced potatoes.
7. Finish placing all of the chicken thighs into the Dutch oven, then set aside.
8. Dice 1 onion and mince 5 garlic cloves and sauté them in the still-warm cast iron skillet.
9. When the onion and garlic are sauteed, add them to the Dutch oven, on top of the chicken thighs.
10. Pour 2 cups of heavy cream into the Dutch oven, cover then place in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 90 minutes. When done, remove the Dutch oven from the oven and then remove the lid letting the food rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
~Monica

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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