Cast-iron with diced tomatoes, lemon slices, green beans, and cooked chicken covered in seasonings on a brown towel

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



  • 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


  • 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


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