4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skinabout 3 ¼ pounds)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish or skillet. In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; add the green beans and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the green beans and arrange them on top of the lemon slices. Add the potatoes to the same olive-oil mixture and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, arrange the potatoes along the inside edge of the dish or skillet on top of the green beans. Place the chicken in the same bowl with the olive-oil mixture and coat thoroughly. Place the chicken, skin-side up, in the dish or skillet. Pour any of the remaining olive-oil mixture over the chicken. Roast for 50 minutes. Remove the chicken from the dish or skillet. Place the beans and potatoes back in oven for 10 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender. Place a chicken breast on each of 4 serving plates; divide the green beans and potatoes equally. Serve warm.
I made a couple changes based on what I had available. I used asparagus instead of beans and yukon gold potatoes. I was also very generous with the garlic as we love it.Asparagus cooks quickly so I par cooked the potatoes in the microwave and then cut them into wedges. I cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts into approx. 4 oz. pieces and cooked the dish for 20 min and then finished with 4-5 min. under the broiler for some browning on top. My husband is still raving about how good the dish was. Do I tell him how easy it was?
Simple recipe, lotta flavor. Husband and coworkers (who finished up the leftovers) all agreed it was very tasty. It is basic Mediterranean-style cooking--olive oil, lemon and garlic. Added a little chopped rosemary from the garden to the oil to up the flavor. I'd make this again in a heartbeat.
Preparation is so easy and dish is tasty. Not to mention the ingredients may already be in your pantry - no fancy ingredients! The next time I make this though, I will marinate the chicken with the same mixture (an hour long maybe) to give the chicken more flavor. The sauce is so good - lots of flavor - I'm thinking of doubling up the mixture.