Pan Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Lemon Broccoli Trial: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
Like almost everyone, I’m sometimes at a loss for what to make for dinner. So, I was looking through Pinterest for some dinner ideas and stumbled across this one pan dish on Real Simple that looked nice. Bonus – it was already Joseph-safe. So I decided to give it a try.
Several reviewers said that it was bitter, due to the lemon rinds, so I just omitted those. Also, my husband hates green beans, so I substituted those for broccoli.
In a bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, and spices. Add broccoli and stir until coated. Remove with a slotted spoon into a 13″ x 9″ pan. Cut potato into bite-size pieces and add to the remaining lemon juice mixture. Stir to combine, then remove with a slotted spoon into a 13″ x 9″ pan.
Roast at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Layer chicken on top, then pour remaining lemon juice mixture on top. Roast for another 30 minutes or until chicken is done and potatoes are tender.
Pan Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Lemon Broccoli
Adapted from Real Simple
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
- 6 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 3 russet potatoes
- 7 chicken tenders
In a large bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add broccoli and stir to coat. Remove with a slotted spoon to a 13″ x 9″ pan. Cut the potatoes into bite-size pieces, then add to the bowl with the lemon juice mixture. Stir to coat, then remove to a slotted spoon to the 13″ x 9″ pan with the broccoli. Roast at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and layer chicken on top. Pour remaining lemon juice mixture on top of chicken. Return to oven for 30 minutes, or until chicken is done and potatoes are tender. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings
What I Thought
The chicken was very under flavored whereas the broccoli was extremely flavored. To fix this, I would baste the chicken with the remaining juice instead of pouring it over the chicken and having half of it drop down to the vegetables. Also, I would have coated the potatoes before the broccoli. Since I added the broccoli to the lemon juice mixture while it was still frozen, the broccoli probably froze some of the lemon juice to itself, leaving very little left for the rest of the food. Still, I thought it tasted nice. My husband thought it was all right. My kids were only interested in eating the chicken, though Joseph was persuaded to eat a potato.