Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

The other night I made a delicious chicken meal that had mushrooms, potatoes, and green beans cooked with chicken breasts.  They were cooked together in a nice herb sauce.  The chicken was moist, tender, and flavorful.  The veggies were also very flavorful and not over cooked. 

This meal  was very easy and it came together nicely.   You cook your potatoes for about 12 minutes or until they are tender.  While the potatoes were cooking, I started preparing the chicken.  Once the chicken was cooked, the potatoes, mushrooms, and thyme were added to the skillet. A flour mixture, chicken stock, lemon slices, and beans were then added to the skillet and cooked until the beans were crisp.  That is it.  Your dinner is ready:)

Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
From My Recipes


12 ounces baby red potatoes, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 3/4-inch thickness
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 thyme sprigs
4 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup whole milk
5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
8 very thin lemon slices
1 (8-ounce) package trimmed haricots verts (French green beans)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil, and simmer 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken and thyme sprigs to pan; cook 5 minutes or until chicken is browned. Turn chicken over. Place pan in oven; bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan.
4. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add potatoes, cut sides down; mushrooms; and 1 tablespoon thyme; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring once. Combine milk and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add remaining salt, remaining pepper, flour mixture, stock, lemon, and beans to pan; simmer 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Serves 4


  1. I eat lots of chicken breast and this is a delicious and healthy way to prepare them, Geraldine.

  2. One dish meals are always the best, Geraldine! Your Lemon Chicken looks delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing...