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Lemon Thyme Chicken Dinner with Potatoes and Green Beans

Combine the delicious flavors of lemon and thyme in this easy chicken dinner made with potatoes and green beans for a well-rounded meal.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, lemon, potatoes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 461kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 oz baby red potatoes halved
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 5 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon sliced thin
  • 8 oz green beans
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450F
  • Add potatoes and water to a medium saucepan and boil for 12 minutes, until tender, and drain
  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp oil
  • Place the chicken in the pan and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each of salt, pepper, and ground thyme
  • Cook for 5 minutes, until browned on the bottom (chicken won't be cooked through)
  • Flip the chicken then place the entire pan in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is done
  • Place the pan back on the stovetop and remove the chicken
  • Set the pan to medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp oil
  • Add the potatoes, cut side down, and brown for 3-5 minutes, stirring once
  • In a small bowl, whisk the milk and flour, then pour that in the pan
  • Add the remaining salt, pepper, and thyme as well as the chicken broth, lemon slices, and green beans
  • Simmer for 1-2 minutes, until the liquid starts to thicken
  • Place the chicken in the pan, cover, and simmer for about 3-5 minutes, until the chicken is warm and the green beans are crisp-tender
  • Garnish with parsley and serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1310mg | Potassium: 1486mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 34.2mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4.3mg