Lemon Chicken with Veggies

Main Dishes · Recipes · October 17, 2017

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Veggies including green beans and red potatoes. One of the easiest and yummiest dinner recipes!

Happy Wednesday! I have another Tried and True recipe here to start off your morning. I bet you’re wondering what you should do for dinner. Well, wonder no more. This Lemon Chicken with Veggies dish is just begging for you to make it. It seems like there are millions of different ways to make chicken. This recipe is a new way for us! It’s simple, delicious, and perfect for dinner! It can easily be changed up too, so I’m going to try some other vegetables next time we make it. πŸ˜‰

I love being able to throw something together before the kids get home from school, then let it cook while we do homework. It’s ready and perfect just in time for dinner. No crazy kids running around the kitchen at 5 o’clock while you’re trying to figure out what to make. Try it out and I bet you’ll love how smoothly your dinner prep (or as I like to call it “witching hour”) goes.

Lemon Chicken

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We love all the hearty veggies with this chicken and feel like you get an entire meal with this one recipe. Be sure to try it out and let us know how it goes. πŸ˜‰

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Lemon Chicken with Veggies
 
Roasted Lemon Chicken with Veggies including green beans and red potatoes. One of the easiest and yummiest dinner recipes!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 TB Olive Oil
  • 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ pound trimmed green beans
  • 8 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Instructions
  1. Coat a large baking dish with 1 TB of the olive oil. On the bottom of your dish, arrange lemon slices in a single layer.
  2. Combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper In a large bowl. One by one, you will need to coat the green beans, potatoes and chicken in the oil mixture. Start by adding the green beans first. Toss to coat. Then, using tongs, remove the green beans and place them on top of the lemon slices. Next, add the potatoes to the olive-oil mixture and toss to coat. Using your tongs again, arrange the potatoes over the green beans, along the inside edge of the dish. Last, coat the chicken in the oil mixture and place in your dish. Pour any remaining olive-oil mixture over the chicken.
  3. Cook at 350 for 1 hour - 1 hour and 15 minutes (or until potatoes and veggies look soft and chicken cooked through). Serve warm.

Adapted fromΒ realsimple.com.

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Veggies including green beans and red potatoes. One of the easiest and yummiest dinner recipes!
Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: simple
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 4
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: we used boneless skinless chicken and cooked at less heat, for longer, adding the veggies at the end.
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME:Β will try asparagus instead of green beans.
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Marina

Delicious looking dish!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you..it is!! Hope you’ll give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!

      Gina

      I’m making this tonight. Did you bake covered or uncovered? I’m also using boneless skinless chicken breast will it still be moist being cooked at 350 for an hour?

        Taryn

        I made it exactly as written, covered during the whole hour with aluminum foil! It was delicious! It didn’t come out quite as pretty as the pictures here but it was super moist and soo yummy.

Rhiannan Young

Do I cover this dish with foil?

Alexia

I made this dish and was really looking forward to eating it. However, the lemon taste was overpowering. I literally thought we were eating a lemon by itself. I think maybe one lemon would have been okay. Maybe half juiced and the other half as slices. The only thing my family ate was the chicken.

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I’m sorry! You definitely don’t have to add as much lemon. Thanks so much for giving it a try!!

Amy

Looks delicious but it’s waaaaaayyy to lemony. Tastes like you’re eating the rind of the lemon. Don’t get me wrong, I love some lemon on my chicken and veggies but this just was so bitter!! I tried separating the veggies and cooked them in some extra seasoning and there was no salvaging this dish. Sorry! Looked good though!

    Lil' Luna

    So sorry to hear that!! Thanks so much for giving it a try!!

Michelle

Thanks for the receipe but it was a little to sour and probably needs more salt but ither than that it was great πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    You could use one lemon and more salt, for sure. Thanks so much for giving it a try!!

Beth

Soooooo good!!! I love all things lemon and this was delicious. I added 1/2 tsp. of rosemary to the recipe. I’ll definitely be making this again.

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you so much for sharing Beth!! I’m so happy that you liked it!!

Jen

Use half the amount of lemon. Otherwise it comes out very bitter.

Crystal

I just made this. I recommend using half the amount of lemon, otherwise it is too sour. I also recommend flipping the chicken over halfway through. When it was done, the top half of the chicken was cooked while the bottom wasn’t =(

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for giving it a try and sharing what you did πŸ™‚

Hilary Marshall

This recipe did not go according to plan. The oo mixture didn’t last for all the green beans, potatoes and chicken. The potatoes took WAY longer than an hour and a half to cook. They were 1/8’d and after an hour and 18 min, I had to jack up the heat to 425

    Lil' Luna

    I’m so sorry you had problems with the recipe. Not sure what could have gone wrong. Thank you though for giving it a try πŸ™‚

Morgan

I LOVE this recipe! However, after trying it twice now I feel confident in the changes I’m making tonight. First, I put a bit more lemon and garlic (I LOVE them both like crazy!). I also added crinkle cut carrots. The first go, the potatoes were waaaaay undercooked with this timing (cut is 1/4s). The second time I put them in the microwave for 2 mins, then coated them and put in the oven while I prepared the rest of the meal. They were PERFECT! My whole family loved this chicken and it is highly requested. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

    Lil' Luna

    Those sound great!! Thank you for sharing!!! I’m glad it’s a hit!!

monica

Very bitter! My family would not eat the green beans, only the chicken & potatoes. Maybe a couple slices of lemon in the bottom instead of a whole lemon.

Em

I’m going to make this tonight but need clarification on amount of garlic … is that really 4 tsps of minced garlic or 4 cloves of minced garlic?

    Lil' Luna

    It’s pretty much the same thing. One garlic clove is equal to 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. But, yes it’s 4 tsps. Hope that helps!

Dee

Should I pre-cook the chicken before setting it in the oven?

Barbara

This was GREAT! I made it just as you said except I prefer chicken thighs instead of breasts. My husband is super-picky and he ate every bite. We love lemon and this was tangy and flavorfull. Thanks for the wonderful recipe that I will try with different variations. Next time asparagus. Think I’ll give Brussels sprouts a try too. Yummy!

    Lil' Luna

    That makes me so happy to hear! Yes, there are so many different things you can add! Thanks so much!

Patti

Made this tonight, it was very good and I will make it again. I will need to tweak it a little… had to cook it longer to cook the potatoes, I used boneless chicken breast and it was a little dry due to cooking time. Even though I cooked it longer the potatoes could have been cooked more. I may put potatoes and green beans in first for 30 to 40 minutes and cover in foil before adding the chicken and continue cooking or I may boil the potatoes first. The flavor was wonderful as long as you love lemon, which I do. I would definitely recommend this dishπŸ˜™

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks so much for sharing that!! I’m glad you liked it!

Miri

This is delicious. I read some of the comments that it was bitter, so I cooked for 1hr, let it cool. drained the liquid, rearranged Again and cooked the veggies a little more for 15m and added salt. I added the chicken and coated with the excess juice. so delicious, thank you for this recipe :).

    Lil' Luna

    So, glad you liked it! Thank you for sharing your tips!

Karen

How about some nutrition info? Not many of the recipes on Pinterest have any nutrition information such as: How many carbs? I cook for someone with Type 2 diabetes and need the carb & sugar information.

Krysti R.

Hubby agrees, this is the best chicken I have ever made. Main alterations are that after I tossed the chicken in the olive oil mix per the recipe, but I seasoned each breast after that with onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning and more salt & ground pepper. Most flavorful chicken ever. I also squeezed a bit of orange over top of the chicken to keep the citrus theme, but to break up the lemon and give a tiny bit of sweetness. After 1hr 10min I pulled the chicken, cranked the oven to 425, put some garlic salt and a 1/4 cup of butter over the potatoes and green beans, and baked for another 18 minutes. In the future, I may try doing asparagus instead of green beans. Great base recipe.

    Lil' Luna

    That sounds great! I’m glad it was a hit. Thanks so much for sharing!

Networthier

Love lemon – this looks amazing!!

    Lil' Luna

    Then you need to try this πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think. Thank you!

Carla

This is great for my husband. Being on a gallbladder diet is very bland. This recipe has taste! I just have to remind him not to eat too much.

    Lil' Luna

    I’m glad he can eat it πŸ™‚ It definitely isn’t bland! Thanks!

Paula

Made this last night, except used asparagus instead of green beans as husband doesn’t like green beans. Also, used chicken thighs as I had them on hand. We loved this!! Flavorful, moist and so yummy!!! Will definitely be making again and again.

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!! Thanks for sharing your changes. I’m so glad you all liked it!

Judith Barbiaux

Baked at 350 for 1 hr 15 min. Potatoes were still crunchy, and I cut them up small. Also the green beans were crunchy. I recommend covering the dish with foil for an hr., then broiling for a few minutes for a lovely brown crust. Also, too much lemon. Next time I would omit the sliced lemon.

    Lil' Luna

    Since all ovens are different, cooking times may vary. Thanks so much for giving it a try!

Bonnie

Thanks so much for the recipe. I tried it last Wed and everybody loved it at homem. Really delicious!!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m so glad everyone liked it!! Thanks so much for letting me know & for trying it!

Murphy

Wow thank you Kristyn! My better half and I work long hours, you just saved us hours learning how to cook! We had planned on going through cooking books together, but with your simple and quick videos. We are now going to do a fun couples cooking nights around your food. Your website will be our go to place! Thanks for making something complex into a simple and rewarding outlet for help us have a more rewarding life as we will never eat pre-made meals again thanks to your fantastic talents! Murphy

    Lil' Luna

    Awe, you are so kind!! Thank you so much!!! I love being able to share quick, easy, & yummy recipe ideas!! Glad you could find some to try πŸ™‚ Thanks again & happy cooking!!

L

I made this a while back and the lemon was good but maybe a bit much! Trying it again tonight without! Thanks for a great recipe, though! πŸ™‚

Barbara J

Made this last night and we loved the flavor of the chicken! It was moist, not bitter and it was delicious! Agree with some of the others that the potatoes and green beans could have been a little more done so next time (and there WILL be a next time!), I’ll put them in first for a half hour or so then will add the chicken. Thank you for sharing this recipe – my husband and I really enjoyed it!

    Lil' Luna

    I love to hear that! Thank you so much for trying it and for letting me know.

Erica

I tried this tonight but did not have green beans so I substituted zucchini. I really enjoyed the recepie but it needs more seasoning. Next time I will add some fresh rosemary.

    Lil' Luna

    That’s a great option! Rosemary would be good! Thank you!

Sue

Made this for dinner tonight. Came out perfect. Yummy. My family likes lemony things so this was not too tart at all.

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