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Sheet-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min.

Makes

6 servings

Everyone needs an easy meal. Try this sheet-pan chicken with roasted potatoes for a simple and tasty meal guaranteed to please the whole family. If you use fresh lemon juice, garnish each serving with a little lemon zest for bright flavor. —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California
Sheet-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, halved
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, whisk the first 7 ingredients until blended. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large bowl or shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding any remaining marinade in bowl. Place chicken in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; add potatoes in a single layer. Drizzle reserved marinade over potatoes; top with lemon slices. Bake until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and potatoes are tender, 40-45 minutes. If desired, broil chicken 3-4 inches from heat until deep golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Test Kitchen tip
  • You don't have to use fresh lemon juice for this recipe, but if you do, consider zesting the lemon and garnishing each serving with a little bit for bright flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 chicken thigh and 1 chicken leg with 1/2 cups potatoes: 483 calories, 29g fat (7g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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