This is an easy dinner with perfectly seasoned roasted chicken with lemon flavor , potatoes and string beans all on one sheet pan. This recipe is good for 3-4 people depending on your eaters. Feel free to double up and make more and you can even use 2 sheet pans — just adjust oven racks accordingly.
If you don’t have a rimmed sheet pan you can use a 13 x 9 baking dish.
We loved the flavors and the chicken cooked up perfectly . I used smallish thighs so it cooked perfectly in the time frame I wrote up. If you have larger thighs you’ll want to cook a little longer till meat thermometer reads 160- 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken.
5 small bone-in skin on chicken thighs — app. 2-3 lbs.
1 1/2 lbs. small potatoes ( I used a medley of colored potatoes) cut into bite-sized chunks — see pics. If you have a larger potato just cut into chunks– I used small ones so I cut in 1/2 and placed cut side down
1/4 cup Olive Oil and 1 Tablespoon for string beans
1 average size lemon zested and juiced
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 average sized lemon sliced
6 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
1 small yellow onion cut into chunks — or 1/2 a large sized onion
3/4 lb. green string beans trimmed
Salt and Pepper for string beans
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
Spray a rimmed large baking sheet with cooking spray
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary , oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper
Pat chicken pieces dry first ( this is important for a crispy skin) Arrange chicken and potatoes on the prepped baking sheet. Pour the olive oil mixture over the chicken and potatoes and gently toss with clean hands. You can also place in a larger bowl and pour mixture over and coat chicken and potatoes.
Place potatoes cut side down, tuck the garlic cloves under the chicken pieces, place lemon slices and onions around the chicken
Roast in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
While the chicken is in the oven, I prepped the green beans . Toss clean trimmed green beans with a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
After the initial 20 minutes I added the green beans and roasted for an additional 20 minutes or until juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 160 – 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Veggies and potatoes should be tender.
*depending on the size of your chicken thighs it could take longer .
Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
Perfection on a plate .