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Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Potatoes

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs and Potatoes baked in the oven in a flavorful sauce made with olive oil, garlic, cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice!  Perfect recipe for bone-in skin-on chicken thighs. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 397 kcal
Author Julia


  • 6 chicken thighs , bone-in, skin-on
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 yellow potatoes , medium, diced into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro , fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • cilantro , fresh, chopped, for garnish


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Generously season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the the chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook the chicken, on medium-high heat, for about 5 minutes, until the skin is crisp. Flip the chicken thighs over to the other side, turn off the heat and let the chicken brown on the other side, off heat, uncovered.
  4. In the mean time, dice the potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Place in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, half of the chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon lime juice to the bowl with potatoes and mix everything well.
  5. In a small bowl, combine chicken broth, 2 tablespoons lime juice, the remaining half of the chopped cilantro, minced garlic and mix.
  6. Add this liquid mixture to the bottom of the 9 x 13 baking pan. Add chicken thighs on top, skin side up. Place the potatoes around the chicken.
  7. Bake the chicken in the oven, uncovered, at 400 F for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes and the chicken thighs are cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven. Using a large spoon, mix everything in the baking pan together, spooning the sauce from the bottom on top of the chicken thighs and potatoes.
  9. Before serving, top with a small amount of chopped fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 695mg20%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 16.6mg20%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.