Baked Lemon Herb Chicken & Potatoes

Easy and healthy baked lemon herb chicken & potatoes is a cinch to fix and perfect for busy weeknights and picky eaters – a winner with everybody to tries it!

Baked Lemon Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

I grew up on potatoes. I’ll bet they made an appearance on the dinner table at the very least once or twice a week. And after all of those years of potato-eating, I never got sick of them. I still love potatoes and I doubt that I’ll ever get bored of them. My mama hardly ever peels her potatoes, she leaves the skin on and that definitely stuck with me – I never peel mine either. Not even for my all-time favorite, famous slow cooker mashed potatoes.

Baked Lemon Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

I feel like potatoes are so versatile, they go with just about anything, and they go PERFECTLY with lemon herb chicken. The only thing better than making lemon herb chicken and potatoes both on the same night for dinner, is making them in ONE DISH so that you have a main and a side all in one. Less prep, less cleanup.

Baked Lemon Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

I’ll just answer your question right now about using brown or russet potatoes – yes. You can definitely use brown/russet potatoes. That being said, I highly recommend using gold or red if you are buying potatoes. I understand that you might have a bag of ready-to-use potatoes sitting in your pantry, and if that’s the case you should use those. BUT. I really really really love red and gold potatoes, particularly with lemon and herb seasonings. The skin is more tender and flavorful and they tend to cook more quickly and take on more flavor…. they’re my favorite.

Baked Lemon Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

One last thing to note. As an optional additional step, you can add some more color to your chicken by either 1) browning the chicken in oiled pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side before baking OR 2) you can flip the oven to broil for the last 5-ish minutes. Neither are totally necessary but I like my chicken to have a lot of color and a little bit crispier exterior and that’s how I like to make that happen.

Baked Lemon Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

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Easy and healthy baked lemon herb chicken & potatoes is a cinch to fix and perfect for busy weeknights and picky eaters - it's a winner with everybody to tries it.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American/Italian
Serves: 4
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts OR 4-6 medium-large boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3-4 cups chopped red and/or gold potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 lemon, plus juice from two additional lemons (3 lemons total)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • fresh herbs for garnish, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a large baking dish.
  2. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange chicken and chopped potatoes on baking dish. Thinly slice one lemon and slide lemon slices between some of the potatoes and chicken.
  3. Whisk together melted butter, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice (from remaining two lemons), and butter. Drizzle mixture over chicken and potatoes.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are fork-tender. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired and serve.
Optional additional step: the last five minutes or so in the oven, you can switch the oven to broil to brown the tops of the chicken a little more. Tastes the same but adds beautiful color!


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I have a son that dosen’t like lemon on any thing. If lemon is in a dish, he will not eat ti.He doesn’t eat tomatoes either and will [pick it out of dishes. Certaine foods he is not allowed to eat since he is on dialysis due to kidney disease he was born with.

Look so nice. I will try to cook it.

hey girl this looks so yummy!

What’s the butter for? “Greasing” the pan?

    Thank you so much for catching that! The butter should be whisked with the seasonings and lemon juice. I’ve updated the recipe. 🙂

I tried this for dinner tonight, and my husband and I loved it! The chicken turned out to be very tender, and the potatoes were perfect. I browned the chicken in olive oil first, and lightly seasoned it with pepper, before placing it in the pan. We would definitely make this meal again, and would serve it to company. a delicious and healthy supper.

Delicious supper…thank you for the great recipe. I’ll be making this again. Easy and healthy.

I just made this… actually it’s in the oven now, and I’m slightly disappointed. I cut my potatoes into small pieces modeling your pictures and it’s been 45 minutes at 400 degrees and they are not done. My oven is only a year and a half old and the chicken is done. Any suggestions? I’ve been looking for a good chicken and potatoes recipe for some time. Everything that has to be pan fried or seared on each side is always a turn off to me because it’s so messy. On week nights I work til 6pm but don’t always want a crockpot recipe and we’re leaving the grilling season behind so this one sounded appealing. Thanks for any tips!!

    I had the same issue! I went back to see if I missed that I was supposed to pre boil the potatoes or soemthing, but I don’t see that it says that. 🙁 Starving!!!

Hi Tiffany, I am planning to make this in a couple days, so I am hoping against all odds that you will see my comment before that. 🙂 My question is – especially after seeing Holly’s last comment – do you cover the baking dish for any period of time while everything is in the oven? Thank you.

So here’s a question.. do you boil the potatoes before you bake them?
Because after 30 minutes in the oven, they are still RAW!

Husband and kids loved it! My potatoes were cooked fine. I did bump it up to broil about the last 10 minutes. Thanks for the great addition to our dinner rotation.