Recipe: Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken

While searching last week for a new recipe, I stumbled across this one from Real Simple and then later noticed that I actually had it pinned on my Recipe board. It came out pretty darn good -- with the exception that my hubs wasn't a fan of the green beans -- but the roasted chicken and potatoes tasted awesome! 


  • 6  tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons, one thinly sliced, one juiced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4  pound trimmed green beans
  • 8 small red potatoes (quartered) 
  • 4 chicken breasts or chicken legs (3 1/4 lbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish or skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; add the green beans and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the green beans and arrange them on top of the lemon slices. Add the potatoes to the same olive-oil mixture and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, arrange the potatoes along the inside edge of the dish or skillet on top of the green beans. Place the chicken in the same bowl with the olive-oil mixture and coat thoroughly. Place the chicken, skin-side up, in the dish or skillet. Pour any of the remaining olive-oil mixture over the chicken.
  3. Roast for 50 minutes. Remove the chicken from the dish or skillet. Place the beans and potatoes back in oven for 10 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender. Place a chicken breast on each of 4 serving plates; divide the green beans and potatoes equally. Serve warm.

I was very pleased that this recipe turned out great. I added a little of my own seasonings: some Lemon Pepper and Tony's (a Southern must have). It just helped to add some flavor. The only reason the green beans weren't hub's favorite is because I don't think he really likes fresh green beans and they were VERY lemon-y since they sit right on top of the lemons. I also forgot to trim them...whops. 

I'll definitely give this another try! It was pretty darn good!

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