Posted by : RunnerBecky Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One of my favorite GO TO recipes I found in Real Simple Magazine this past summer is: 

Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon, Garlic, Green Beans, and Potatoes

Easy week night meal! Garlic & lemon chicken with green beans & red potatoes! Just toss it in the oven.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Garlic, Lemon, Green Beans, and Potatoes

I love this recipes for many reasons!

It is SUPER easy!

The ingredients are fresh veggies, spices and chicken. Nothing from a box. Nothing preserved. Yummy to my tummy!

It can feed 4 easily, maybe even more!

Here is the recipe:


6 tablespoons of olive oil

2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3/4 pound of trimmed green beans

8 small red potatoes

4 chicken breasts (with skin, bones, about 3 1/4 lbs)


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.

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.

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.

Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans
Photo Source: Real Simple

Bon Appetite! 

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