Lemon Chicken Skillet

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Lemon Chicken Skillet – A one skillet dinner of roasted chicken and potatoes in a fresh lemon sauce

Lemon Chicken Skillet - A one skillet dinner of roasted chicken and potatoes in a fresh lemon sauce


Happy Monday!  Are you ready for another week?  I trust that everyone had a great weekend.  Our weekend was filled with family and lots of baseball.  My parents are here visiting, my son had the last 2 games of his baseball season, and we went to a minor league baseball game in town.  Today my parents are taking my 8 year old for a couple days to go to Colorado Springs.  They will have lots of fun together, and my husband and I get a couple nights at home alone!

Lemon Chicken Skillet

Lemon is one of the perfect flavors for summer.  It is light and fresh, and just tastes like summer.  You can have it in dessert or in a main dish, and you instantly feel relaxed and ready for the sun.  The only thing better than making dinner on the grill in the summer, is making dinner in one dish.  Cutting down on dishes, so you can get back to life, is always a good thing!

Lemon Chicken Skillet

Lemon Chicken Skillet does have you turn on the oven, but it is quick!  So hopefully it won’t heat up your house too much.  My one word of advice for this recipe, is to precook your potatoes.  I didn’t do that, and it took way longer than I wanted it to to cook them on the stove top.  If I would have microwaved them for a few minutes before I started, this dinner could have come together in about 30 minutes.

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Lemon Chicken Skillet
5 from 1 vote

Lemon Chicken Skillet

By Erin
A one skillet dinner of roasted chicken and potatoes in a fresh lemon sauce
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 skin-on bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound red potatoes, diced
  • 1 lemon, seeded and cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Spray pan with non-stick spray, add chicken, skin side down.
  • Cook for about 6 minutes or until skin is golden brown. Turn chicken over, put the pan in the oven. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from pan. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Add 1 Tbls olive oil to the pan. Add potatoes and season with 1/4 tsp of salt.
  • Cook potatoes for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
  • Remove the potatoes from the pan. Add the lemon slices, and cook for about 1 minute on each side or until browned. Remove lemon.
  • Add 1 Tbls olive oil to pan. Add onions and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken stock, and chopped fresh thyme. Bring to a boil.
  • Return potatoes and lemon slices to pan. Season with the remaining 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper. Heat for 2 minutes until the potatoes are warm.
  • Combine remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock stock and 1 tsp cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture to the pan, and boil for 1 minute.
  • Stir in lemon juice and butter.
  • Return the chicken to the pan, tossing to coat in the sauce.Sprinkle with parsley to serve.


Adapted from Cooking Light


Serving: 1g | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 795mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 336
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  1. 30 minutes! That’s wonderful! To me, you can never have enough chicken recipes, especially quick and easy ones like this!

  2. Wow! Looks irresistible! And it’s done in 30 minutes?! Looking forward to giving this recipe a try sometime. Thanks for sharing Erin!! =]

  3. Now that is perfection on a plate! Love that it is all in one pot. Lemon and chicken are such a wonderful combination of flavors.

  4. I LOVE lemon chicken! Love, love, love the recipe! Going to try it for sure. 🙂 And awesome that it’s a simple one!