Monday, April 30, 2012

Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

You know how have you certain meals that are 'special occasion' meals?  You make them for birthday's and dinner parties, when you want to impress someone with a fancy meal.  I have my fair share of those recipes, and I thought for sure this would land in the pile.  It does, but it also placed itself in my 'quick-to-make' pile! I couldn't believe how fast it came together.  Throw it all together and toss it in the oven.

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And the presentation was beautiful as well!  I loved how the chicken crisped up nicely.  And the garlic and lemon. . .{{drool}} yeah, totally my favorite type of mixture.  No doubt.  

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Adapted from: Real Simple
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
  • 6 chicken drumsticks, or 4 bone in with skin, chicken breasts
  • parm cheese, for topping
Preheat oven to 450degs.  Coat a large baking dish with 1 Tbsp oil.  In a large bowl, combine the rest of the olive oil, the 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 in the bottom of the pan.  Add the potatoes to the oil mixture and toss to coat.  Follow the same procedure to remove the potatoes and arrange on the green beans.  Add the chicken in the bowl next and coat.  Place the chicken (skin side up) in the dish.  Pour the remaining oil mixture over the chicken.  Roast for 40-50 minutes, depending on the type of chicken you use.  Remove the chicken from the dish, sprinkle the veggies with parm cheese and place them back in the oven for 10 more minutes, or until the potatoes are done.  Serve warm.

OPTIONAL:  For extra lemon flavor, try slicing a lemon and laying the slices in the bottom of the pan, before you put your veggies in.

1 comment:

  1. FYI...I tried your sour cream banana bread and it was so good I put it on my blog...thanks for the great recipe!


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