Lemon-Mustard Chicken with Chive Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered

Kosher salt

1/2 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Freshly ground pepper

8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds)

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Juice of 1 lemon

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1 bunch broccolini, trimmed


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water; season with salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until tender, 15 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, then drain the potatoes; return to the pot. Add the sour cream, butter and reserved cooking water and mash with a masher or fork. Stir in the chives and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, place the chicken skin-side up on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes; remove from the oven.
  3. Mix the mustard, lemon juice, garlic, 2 teaspoons olive oil and the thyme; brush on the chicken and push to the sides of the pan. Toss the broccolini with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in the middle of the pan; season with salt and pepper. Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the broccolini is tender, 10 minutes. Serve with the potatoes.