Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lemon Chicken with Green Beans and new potatos

This is our dinner at least two nights a week. I got the recipe from Jennie several months ago and I just love it. It's easy and fairly healthy. We are having it tonight. Yum!

6 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 lb green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 450. Coat a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange lemon slices from 1 lemon in a single layer on the bottom of the dish. In large bowl combine remaining olive oil, lemon juice of 2nd lemon, garlic, salt and pepper. Add green beans and toss to coat. Using tongs, remove green beans and arrange them on top of lemon slices. Add potatoes to same olive oil mixture and coat. Arrange on inside edge of dish on top of the beans. (I think it’s so pretty!) I also add a lemon pepper mixture on top of everything. It adds a lot of flavor.Place chicken in olive oil mixture and coat. Place chicken in dish. Roast for 40-50 minutes. Remove chicken and continue roasting potatoes/beans if necessary.

I use canned cut green beans because I love canned beans. Put I'm sure fresh or frozen would be just as good!


Shauna said...

Hi Kelly!

I just linked to your page from Sunni's blog as I am trying to plan out food for the next few weeks - and I LOVE the stuff you have on here! I feel full just reading it all. Ohhhh - maybe that could be an effective diet! Thanks for all the recipes - you do a great job presenting them all!!!


leah said...

I made this this week I used extra lemon-pepper seasoning and fresh green beans... and it was super good.... My husband and I especially liked the beans that were a little over cooked (read black lol)- they were tangy! I may even make it again tonight!!
Thanks for the yummy recipes- keep em coming! (of course AFTER you get home with your beautiful little angel!)

Kristen said...

OK - this is night #2 of Kelly's recipes at our house - YUM!!!! This is going to be a weekly dish! Easy and so good! Keep the great recipes coming!

bella said...

I followed this recipe exactly and it was absolutely delicious! I liked that it was low-fat, easy, and healthy. I'll make it again.

Debbie Willett said...

Loved this dish. Will definately make again. Thanks for sharing the great recipes.

Jess in Nebraska said...

LOVED THIS! Just made it last night...We all loved it! Can't wait to use potateos and green beans from the garden this summer! What a healthy, yet tasty recipe! Tonight....your enchiladas! Can't wait! Thanks so much for sharing these!

Kara said...

this is such a great dinner. thank you.

tonya said...

This was our supper tonight...very good! Thanks again for all the great recipes.

Anonymous said...

I just tried this recipe, and I loved it so much I could eat it all the time!! Thanks for sharing!


Natalie said...

Hi Kelly,

Ive been following your blog since right after Harper was born! I tried this recipe today (I substituted asparagus for green beans) and it was a hit! Thanks so much for sharing this as it was my first time cooking ever! Ha! Cant wait to try some more of your recipes! :)

Amber said...

This sounds delicious! I am getting the ingredients tonight to try sometime this week.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Just put this in the oven for dinner. It is so pretty!!!

Krystle said...

Hey Kelly,

I'm trying this out tonight!! Looks sooo yummy =)

anne said...

Hey Kelly,

just put the dish with the chicken in the oven and the house already smells soooo good. CAnt wait to taste it.


Anonymous said...

Just put it in the oven.