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Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

Lemon Chicken with Potatoes
  • Prep 17 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4

This lemon chicken recipe is easy to prepare and comes together quickly. Simply brown the chicken thighs, toss all the ingredients into a 13x9 pan (our go-to baking dish for every course) and you're good to go. We love how the addition of fresh lemon makes this baked chicken and potatoes taste fresh, bright and just-right for summer. And the brown sugar adds golden-brown color, and balances the tart lemon flavor with just a tiny bit of sweetness that the kids will love. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon salt
1
package (28 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
lb baby red potatoes, quartered
1/2
medium yellow onion, cut into large pieces
1
lemon, sliced
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Sprinkle over chicken thighs.
  • 3
    Cook chicken thighs in skillet 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • 4
    Arrange chicken thighs, potatoes, onions and lemon slices in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and drizzle over mixture.
  • 5
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).

Expert Tips

  • Tastes even better with piping hot Pillsbury biscuits.
  • Use boneless skinless chicken breasts in place of the chicken thighs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
980mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
9g
Protein
45g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • It’s safe to say chicken and potato recipes for dinner will never go out of style. In fact, chicken dinners make up more than 8,000 results on Pillsbury.com. With its zingy lemon taste, this lemon chicken and potato recipe is perfect for when you’re on the hunt for a lighter meal heading into spring and summer. The prep time for this recipe is less than 20 minutes, which gives you more time to sit down and spend time with your family while it cooks. Bonus: Your kids will love the slight sweetness of the added brown sugar as it balances out the tart lemon flavor. Once you’ve experienced all that this lemon chicken has to offer, take a tour through all of our best chicken dinners. Want a refresher on the best ways to cook chicken? Our step-by-step guide for how to cook a whole chicken is all you need.

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