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Overhead shot of Persian-Spiced Chicken and Potatoes in a pan garnished with pomegranates

Persian-Spiced Chicken and Potatoes

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x


The ultimate one-pan dinner, this Persian-Spiced Chicken and Potatoes recipe features flavorful, juicy chicken and tender, roasted vegetables for a nourishing meal that’s ready in minutes.


Units Scale
  • 4 to 5 chicken thighs (~1.5 pounds), skinless and boneless
  • 3 Tablespoons light olive or refined avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (see notes for substitute)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 pound small purple/gold new potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup sliced carrots (see notes for substitutes)
  • fresh lemon slices, optional
  • Optional Toppings- chopped parsley, pomegranate seeds


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, turmeric, salt, allspice, cayenne, paprika and black pepper.


Alternative MethodAIR FRYER OPTION – Marinate the chicken and vegetables per the directions above. Preheat the air fryer to 400 F and air fry the chicken for 13 -15 minutes, flipping halfway, depending on thickness of chicken. Vegetables will need to be fried in another batch.

Substitutes – Make allspice by mixing ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon cardamon or clove and ⅛ teaspoon cumin. Substitute carrots with other root vegetables (beets, turnips, parsnips), brussels sprouts (halved), or radish.

Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce – Whisk together 5 ounces plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1-2 teaspoon dried dill, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 22
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 387
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 202.7 mg
  • Fat: 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 35.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 159.8 mg

Keywords: chicken dinner, baked chicken, chicken and potatoes, spiced chicken