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Good Morning! I hope you guys are having a great week so far!

Today I am bringing you a quick, easy and flavorful dinner. Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes.  The answer to my crazy weeknight slacking!

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes dinner

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes

Why the slacking? I blame it on my new commute. Do you commute to work?

If you do then you can agree with me that it is no fun! Up until this week I had a 15 minute commute down to the exact minute.  I took side roads to work and in Chicago that is a blessing.  The highways can be a complete mess, especially during rush hour.  You can imagine how upset I was when I learned that my company was moving and that my commute would now be 45 minutes on the highway…and that is a traffic free day.

Needless to say I have been working on ways to cut down time on things like cleaning, laundry and cooking during the week. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do and it is hard for me to give it up.  I have been trying to make simple recipes during the week that don’t take a lot of time.  Let’s be honest..the last thing I want to do after a long day of work and 2 hours of commuting is cook something complicated.

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes  preperation

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes is easy to prepare and roasts in the oven while you go about your night. It took me less than10 minutes to prepare and you can even cut the potatoes the night before to save time.

xRoasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes ready to bake

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Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes - A Cedar Spoon

Lemon, Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree

Description

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes is a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.


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Ingredients

  • 5 garlic cloves (3 minced;2 whole)
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil (a little extra to put on the bottom of the baking dish)
  • 1 1/2 lemons (1 lemon sliced; 1/2 of a lemon juiced and zested)
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 4 red potatoes, sliced
  • 4 skin-on, bone in chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Put the sliced lemon on the bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle sea salt on top.
  4. Add the red potatoes, 2 whole garlic cloves and onion on top of the lemon. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. In a large mixing bowl add the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice and zest and whisk together.
  6. Coat each chicken breast in the lemon juice mixture and arrange the chicken over the potatoes.
  7. Drizzle the remaining lemon mixture on top of the chicken along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  8. Lay the two sprigs of rosemary over the chicken and the 1 whole garlic clove.
  9. Roast for 50-55 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Once cool serve the chicken and potatoes with a salad or a side of spinach.

Notes

One thing I really like to do is take the pan juices after cooking and spoon a little bit over each chicken breast to add more flavor.

I hope you enjoy this Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Potatoes as much as I did. This could be your new go-to chicken dinner!

Julia

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Friday 27th of April 2018

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Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch)

Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

Saw this one Pinterest. Love braised thighs and this combination looks really good. Repinning.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch)

Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

sorry, thought those looked like thighs. They look so small. Anyway…. great looking recipe. :)

Cindy

Friday 21st of June 2013

This looks yummm, I have some chicken quarters in the fridge to make tonight, I may try it with those instead of the chicken breasts. Thank you for the inspiration!

Julia

Friday 21st of June 2013

That would work great! I hope you like it!

Jeanette

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

I love roasting as a no-fuss way to make dinner - this sounds delicious!

Julia

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

Thanks Jeanette! I agree-I love dishes I can throw in the oven and they do the work!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

Sorry about the long commute. I go from the bedroom to the office and sometimes that's a long way.

I love, love, love your chicken. All my favorites are in there.

Julia

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

Work from home is my goal..someday! :)