Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Dinner Recipe with Carrots, onion, garlic, and thyme In a skillet

Our current favorite one pan meal! This skillet chicken and potatoes is simmered in a mouth-watering white wine sauce. Plus, the smells that will fill your kitchen are unreal!

This dish is super simple to make. You just need a good 10-12 inch skillet (I love my cast iron or Always Pan for this). Everything will get cooked in this one skillet, for an incredibly easy and delish dinner!

It’s the perfect weeknight dinner- full of flavor and leaves your house smelling like heaven! The creamy white wine sauce is honestly so dreamy- and SO easy to make! Plus, it can be made dairy free!

Chicken and Potato Skillet Recipe with carrots, herbs in a skillet on a table.

I love to serve this with an extra side of roasted veggies, like asparagus or broccoli, to add some extra nutrients to the meal!

This meal is a great balance of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.

Be sure to read the notes in the directions, as I’ve given some dairy free alternatives! I’m personally not intolerant to dairy, and I love this with the butter and cream as is (plus, it’s a small amount). But, if you need some substitutions then I’ve got you covered!

For dairy free, I like to use Nut Pods plain dairy free creamer in place of the heavy cream. It works like a charm!

Chicken & Potatoes & Carrots in a creamy white wine sauce in a skillet with chopped carrots and herbs.

This is one of those meals that I so often get messages from followers saying it helped their dad, boyfriend, husband, or. sibling eat healthier! It’s a great comfort food meal (who doesn’t love perfectly cooked potatoes?), has a great savory flavor, and it’s filling while not being too heavy.

It’s just a staple weeknight meal. We also love this on the weekend with a nice glass of wine 🙂 It never gets old- I could make this recipe truly every week!!

I cannot wait for you guys to make this one! It’s truly so delicious. Enjoy and let me know if you give this one a try! xx

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Creamy Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Delicious white wine skillet chicken, potatoes, and carrots!


  • Olive oil, for the pan
  • 68 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tbsp butter (vegan butter for dairy free)
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 34 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 6 small-medium yellow or red potatoes (this was just under 1 lb for me), cubed 
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup veggie or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (for dairy free, sub a PLAIN unsweetened dairy free creamer)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca or arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 45 sprigs of fresh thyme, stems removed 
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Season the chicken thighs well with salt and pepper. Heat a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet over medium hear and grease with olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken thighs and cook for 6-7 minutes per side, until cooked through. Set aside on a plate or cutting board.
  2. Add the 2 tbsp of butter to the pan. Once melted, slightly reduce heat and add onion, garlic, carrots, and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and give everything a good stir to coat. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. While cooking, roughly chop the chicken thighs into more bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add the wine and allow to cook down for 2 minutes, then stir in the broth, heavy cream, and tapioca starch. Stir until the tapioca starch is mixed in well. 
  4. Add the chicken thigh pieces back to the pan along with the Italian seasoning and thyme leaves. Stir everything well, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover the pan with a lid for 20-25 minutes, until veggies are fork tender. Squeeze lemon juice over everything and serve!

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Paleo, Recipes


Dec 13, 2019

White Wine Skillet Chicken and Potatoes (gluten free, dairy free)

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  1. Mikaela says:

    SO delicious and so beyond easy to make. LOVED this easy meal prep recipe and will definitely be making again!

  2. Tricia says:

    Delicious and easy!!!! Thank you 🙂

  3. Danielle Lutz says:

    Absolutely delicious! And so simple to make. Only one dish was dirtied, which made cleanup a breeze! The smells wafting through the house were so yummy and comforting, this will definitely be a weekly meal in our house!

  4. Emma S. says:

    Very easy to make and is so delicious!! It freezes well too so it’s perfect for leftovers!

  5. Allie says:

    Love this recipe! Will be making again for sure!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Love this dreamy and cozy dinner recipe! AND you get wine out of it too ????

  7. Laura says:

    This was amazing! We loved it! New staple 🙂

  8. Teresa says:

    Delicious, easy, and quick to make! Adding this into our dinner rotation for sure

  9. Gina says:

    LOVE THIS! I made it with chicken breasts cause that’s what I had and it was delish! So easy and so yummy 🙂

  10. Cassi says:

    This has quickly become one of my boyfriend and my FAVORITE meals! It’s so quick and delicious, and the white wine sauce makes it feel a little fancy.

    The first time we made it, we were craving it to be a little bit saucier to eat over pasta, so we increased all of the sauce components by 1/3rd and it hit the spot 🙂 thank you for one of our new go to recipes!!

  11. Samantha says:

    Soooo good! We made this tonight and did not expect it to be this good. Definitely making this again!!

  12. Leah says:

    New family favorite! Really simple but so flavorful. Thanks!

  13. Rachel says:

    I made this last night for my family and we absolutely loved it. Usually I have to trick my dad into eating healthier things by not telling him hat I’m making for him, and after dinner last night he told me I needed to make this a regular meal for us! I added more potatoes and carrots and used chicken breast’s because tbh we are not a chicken thighs family. So I added more cream, wine, and vegetable broth to make sure it was all covered and it was perfect! and the lemon juice at the end is a simple but completely necessary touch! really brought all the flavors together. Okay this review has become novel-like but Mia’s recipes are great and not one has ever let me or my family down (and we are a picky bunch)!

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Yay! This makes me so so happy- this is one of my favorite meals for those picky eaters! So glad your family enjoyed it xoxo

  14. Maddie says:

    Mia – this was seriously delicious. Thank you for an easy, feel good, super tasty dinner!!!

    For other readers – I used 2 tbsp gluten free all purpose flour in substitute of the tapioca / arrowroot and it worked perfectly. I also used half & half and chicken breasts as it’s what we had. So delicious, so simple. Two of us polished it off ????

    I will say my 10 1/4 inch skillet was a little tight on space so I had to simmer about 2x as long. Will use my larger skillet next time!

  15. Tori says:

    So delicious and incredibly easy to make! This is definitely going to be a weekly staple for us 🙂

  16. Keely says:

    This was really tasty! I’m dairy free and my boyfriend is gluten free so it can be hard to find interesting recipes that accommodate both of us. This does just that! Can’t wait to make again.

  17. Samantha says:

    Such an easy, delicious weeknight dinner! Can’t wait to make it again!

  18. Meghan Briggs says:

    This looks DELICIOUS. All your recipes are perfect, I love them all so much. I can’t wait to try this one. One question, will this work with chicken breasts instead of thighs? I know you probably have only tried with thighs but thought I would ask anyways. Thank you for providing simple, healthy and delish recipes always Mia!

  19. Lee Pavach says:

    My daughter introduced me to this recipe and it quickly became one of our favorites. Good for a chilly Fall day, even though I had it for the first time in the summer. Delicious fresh flavors, hearty meal. Thank you!

  20. Molly says:

    One of the best homestyle meals to make, reminded me of Sunday dinner with family growing up!

  21. Katie Zmuda says:

    My daughter introduced me to Mia’s website. I am always looking for simple gluten free/dairy free recipes to try due to food intolerances and/or food allergies in my family. This is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I used dairy free half and half, used corn starch (all I had) and used turnips with a reduced amount of potatoes. So so good. I have tried a few of Mia’s other recipes and have really liked those as well. Thank you Mia. Keep the recipes coming!

  22. Kellen says:

    WOW this was so easy and delicious! Perfect for a chilly winter night when you’re short on time. I made a few subs due to what I had on hand but it was still amazing!

    Subbed cornstarch for tapioca starch, chicken breasts for thighs, and dairy-free milk for cream.

  23. Carly says:

    how did I just discover this recipe?? SO GOOD!!

  24. Maria says:

    Great recipe! I used chicken breasts and corn starch because that’s what I had. And I added celery. It’s really good and I would definitely make it again and again!

  25. Bella says:

    Made this last night for dinner and was so so happy with how it turned out!! Amazing flavor development for such a simple meal. LOVED that I had almost everything on hand too!

  26. Courtney says:

    What would you use for a meat substitute, if any?

  27. Abby says:

    Made this for lunch because I knew I’d be having a more indulgent dinner and wanted to pack some veggies in, while still staying full enough not to snack before dinner time! This dish did not disappoint. It was flavorful, filling and nutritious. I scaled the recipe down to 1 serving and did not have any issues. Same cook time, etc. I also added some roasted cauliflower I needed to use up. I did omit the wine and use plain, unsweetened almond milk instead of cream, but I still felt the dish was plenty saucy/creamy. Will definitely make again!

  28. Kirsten says:

    I made this tonight and it’s sooo delicious! Simple to make and has tons of flavor! I added fresh Rosemary in addition to the thyme and it was super tasty. I sent the recipe to my mom & sister’s and now they’re all planning on making it soon too!

  29. Addison Tompi says:

    I made this recipe last night and it was so good! I didn’t have any wine or starch but it turned out lovely. I had an extra chicken breast that I threw in with the thighs and it was great. I ate it for leftovers this afternoon and it was just as good the next day.

    I think I cut the potatoes a bit too big, they took a while to cook down, but thats my fault!

    So good and will for sure be making it again!

  30. Amanda says:

    Made this tonight and loved it!! So easy and delicious as always!!

  31. Colleen says:

    This was sooooo good! Will be making again. Next time with your biscuits to go with it! My husband loved it as well.

  32. Carolyn M says:

    I love eating hearty but healthy meals and this one takes the cake! My partner is a picky eater and absolutely loves this meal as well, so we will definitely be making again. My favorite part is the ingredients are easily found in my pantry and hearty, like a winter stew, but the lemon and wine subtlety really makes a winter stew feel more all-season fresh and light. Will 100% be making many times over! (PS we subbed chicken breast because that’s what we had and it worked flawlessly)

  33. Kristen says:

    YUM! Found this on IG Reels and had to come find the recipe. I love your page!

  34. Britt says:

    This is amazing! I’ve tried so many of your recipes and they’ve ALL been a huge hit! Thank you for this one.

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