For once, water and oil work together to make a magical one-skillet weeknight chicken dinner. Potatoes cook alongside crispy chicken thighs -- first they boil in water until tender, and then fry into golden nuggets in the remaining oil.
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Total:
30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken skin-side down and cook until golden brown and crispy and the skin releases easily from the skillet, 6 to 7 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium and flip the chicken over. Scatter the potatoes, then lemon and then the garlic around the chicken. Add 1 cup water, red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook until the liquid has evaporated, an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F and the potatoes start to crisp from the remaining fat in the pan, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. 

Divide the arugula among 4 plates and top with the chicken and potatoes. . Spoon any juices left in the skillet over each dish.  

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