- Estimated Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- Actual Cooking Time (Including Prep): 27 minutes
Thanks to this quick and easy Lemon-Rosemary Chicken dish, I had dinner on the table in about 20 minutes, and thanks to the “throw everything in one pan” method, clean up was super easy!
I started by getting my oven preheated to 400° — this hot temp allows for quick cooking and super crunchy skin on the chicken and potatoes.
Season your chicken with salt and pepper, then drizzle a little olive oil in a pan and brown the meat. This is to speed up the cooking process and also create a beautiful golden skin. After about 2 minutes flip the chicken and let the other side brown for another 2 minutes. Remember, we don’t want to cook the chicken, just brown it. Taking it too far during this step may cause the chicken to overcook when in the oven.
Remove the chicken and add in your potatoes, carrots and onions. Toss them in the pan to coat with the remaining olive oil and chicken juices.
Meanwhile, add the juice of 4 lemons, olive oil, rosemary, fresh garlic, salt and pepper to a bowl and stir. This is essentially the sauce of your dish.
Add white wine and the lemon juice/olive oil mixture to your veggies and lower the heat to allow this to simmer for about 3 minutes (covered). This will give the veggies some time to soften before you add the chicken back in, and they will also begin to form a slight crust at the bottom of the pan. We want this!
Add your chicken back in (right on top of the veggies). This will allow the chicken juices to drip off and flavor the vegetables.
Put the pan in the oven for 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy around the edges and the sauce has thickened.
No need to make any other sides because your veggies and starch are all in the pan.
This is a great meal to cook on a regular basis because it combines meat, veggies, and savory flavors in a one pot meal, that doesn't feel like a slow-cooker style meal which feels more like a stew most of the time. Those are great from time to time, but not every night! I hope you enjoy this recipe (see original recipe here), and let us know how yours went in the comment section below!