Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes (cooking video!)


The whole point of sheet pan meals is to make your life easier. And when you look at this recipe, you may feel like there are too many steps. But I promise you, the only step that really is a pain in the ass is peeling the garlic. It’s super annoying. So here’s what I recommend – either do that step ahead of time OR buy already peeled garlic cloves. This will free up so much time and you won’t have to go to bed with your hands smelling like garlic. I really should have thought about that before I recorded this cooking video. Way to go Juli.

PaleOMG Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes

On a completely unrelated note, I think I need a dog whisperer. My dog has established a bad habit that I’m not a fan of. Every night at about 1am, he whines at our bedroom door in hopes of someone getting up with him to go sleep on the couch. This most likely happened because I have random nights where I wake up DRENCHED in sweat and can’t go back to bed because it feels like I peed myself. So I change into dry clothes then go out to the couch to finish the night…and Jackson follows. Then when we were in New Zealand, my SIL stayed at our house with Jackson where he got quite comfortable sleeping in our bed with her. Now all Jackson wants is to cuddle with any human that will offer. The problem is, I like sleeping way more than cuddling. And I’m definitely not a fan of a whining dog.

PaleOMG Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes

Because of this frustrating behavior, we decided to grab him some CBD dog treats at our local pet store. When we give him a CBD treat at night, he usually gets up once, whines, then I can get him back to his bed and he won’t wake up until I do. But when I don’t give him a CBD treat, it’s constant whining all night long. Pretty interesting how well they work. And that really shouldn’t be interesting because I experience the same thing. If I take CBD at night, I sleep all through the night (unless a dog is whining in my ear). If I don’t take it, I have a much harder time falling asleep. Anywho, CBD for the win. Now I think I may need to invest in some $0.50 ear plugs in the meantime until this habit is completely broken. Not a fan.

PaleOMG Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes

Oh BTW, this recipe is totally inspired by a recipe I had at a friends house a couple months ago. The recipe came from a cookbook called Dinner and it was a Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken dish. It was phenomenal and it got me super excited to try more sheet pan dinner. And since a Spanish chicken and potatoes dish has been on my list for a while now, I melted the two ideas together and BOOM. Here we are. Honestly, I’d love to keep chatting but my nails are so sketchy long right now, I’m having a hard time typing this post up. Gross. So we will have to leave off here and chat later. Cool? Cool.

PaleOMG Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes


Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 2 pounds of skin on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 pound chicken drumsticks
  • 46 gold potatoes, quartered
  • 1 bulb of garlic, cloves removed
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed
  • 3 leeks, greens removed, cleaned, and thinly sliced
  • 3 chorizo sausages, sliced
  • ¼ cup green olives, halved
  • fresh parsley, for garnish
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat up ghee and saffron for about 3-4 mintues, until the saffron becomes fragrant.
  3. Place chicken thighs and drumsticks, potatoes and garlic cloves on a baking sheet.
  4. Mix together all spices in a small bowl. Using a basting brush, brush everything on the sheet pan with about half of the saffron ghee. Then sprinkle half of the spice mixture on top of everything throughout the baking sheet. Then place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Turn oven down to 400 degrees F.
  6. Add the leeks throughout along with the chorizo sausage. Then brush the remaining saffron ghee on top of everything and sprinkle the rest of the spice mixture on top. Place back in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, until chicken is an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and the potoates are fork tender.
  7. Top everything with green olives, chopped parsley and cilantro, and serve alongside lime wedges to squeeze on top before eating up!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


28 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Spanish Chicken & Potatoes (cooking video!)”

  1. Do you crate Jackson at night? Maybe try that and putting him in another room until he chills out. That’s the only thing I can think of. And ear plugs. And he doesn’t need to go out to potty or anything (just ruling out a medical issue)?

  2. This recipe sounds amazing and easy!

    On a Frenchie note — what brand CBD chews do you give Jackson? My Frenchie seems to have developed separation anxiety and is having toddler-like meltdowns because of it, and I’m wondering if CBD would help him out.

  3. Mackenzie Nickels

    This is my favorite cooking video so far, I love your videos and this one is hilarious with your bloopers and true Juli-ness shining through! I’m adding this to my list of dinners to make. Love sheet pan dinners and this one sounds so good with all of the spices

    1. hahahaha thanks MacKenzie!! it was fun having the editors get to know me more and understand that i actually wanted the bloopers in there. it feels much more like me

  4. Is Jackson crate trained ? My dog was waking us up and I crated her at night for a few weeks. Now I don’t have to because she broke the habit. Helped us all sleep through the night !

  5. This is totally off topic and I am sure someone must have asked you this before but have you ever thought about doing Next Food Network Star? I think you would do great on the show, you have a great POV. Plus a sparkling personality. I was just watching food network while reading your blog and thought that you should have your own show! I would definitely watch it!

    1. they actually contacted me a couple seasons ago and I interviewed but nothing came of it! i think that’s for the best though. i definitely don’t think i’m best under pressure like that

  6. Completely off topic but I received my four athletics today! I was so excited but they sent the wrong pants!! I’m sad because I was really looking forward to the good times jogger pant. I sent them an email and I’m hoping they can fix it but since they only make what’s ordered I’m not sure it can be fixed. This was my first experience ordering them as well. Bummer! Hopefully it’s just a fluke thing and didn’t happen to a bunch of people!

  7. OMG sheet pan meals for the win! more like this, please!!! Looks awesome, i’ll make it as soon as my husband is done with this AIP protocol.

    Speaking of which, have you heard of that? It’s like a super strict temporary paleo style diet without grains, sugar, dairy, nightshades, etc. I’d love to see a recipe or two on your blog that are AIP-friendly some day!

  8. Looks very yummy!!!
    Are you going to post your recipe for gingerbread cake and maple frosting? (Sorry if you have and I missed it.)

  9. Juli girl! This was so good!! Made it last night. So easy. I made your Instant Pot Ropa Vieja the night before…also delish. Thank you for “feeding” my family!

  10. Thank you for the recipe! Now I have a new way to eat my chicken. I have become so bored with the same recipes. I think this will add some pop to my chicken dishes!

  11. Um, this was YUMMY. The flavors are so incredible – loved the chorizo. Followed the recipe to a T and it was pretty easy to whip together, even on a weeknight. Next time, I may try it with boneless/skinless chicken (assume just need to adjust a little of the cooking time?), but this will definitely be on the permanent meal rotation in my house. Also had the chicken ranch spaghetti squash casserole for lunch (with artichokes and spinach instead of the red bell peppers), so basically am all paleomg all day everyday! 🙂

    1. so glad you like it christine! and yes, i think the cooking time would definitely change just a bit, but i can’t say by how much since i haven’t tried it that way. and thank you for trying multiple recipes!! that kind of thing makes my day!

  12. Rita Stojanovic

    Made this tonight for dinner. Wanted to try something new. This was AMAZING!!!! So much flavor. Hubby and my two grown sons loved it too. This will deff be in rotation now for dinners. So quick and easy. Thank you Juli!!!!!

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