Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pan Roasted Chicken and Lemon-Garlic Green Beans (from Southern Hospitality)

I am so pleased to bring you a guest post from Rhoda today. If you haven't met Rhoda, she blogs at Southern Hospitality, which was one of first blogs I followed when I started blogging.

I've learned a lot about the necessity of kindness and graciousness in blogging from Rhoda, and I'm excited to be swapping blogs with her. I hope you'll help me welcome Rhoda here, and if you have a chance to leave me some comment love--I'm sharing a recipe for Key Lime Pound Cake over at Southern Hospitality today!

Take it away, Rhoda!

Some of you mentioned that you love my recipes. I'm all for sharing and trying new recipes, so when I find some that are share-worthy, I'll definitely do that.

This is a good chicken recipe that I got from my friend, Rue, who unfortunately was one of those bloggers who gave it up, and now her blog is private. She's a sweetheart and I printed out this recipe from her blog, so I'm giving credit where credit is due. Thanks, Rue!

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Green Beans (from Rue)

6 TBL olive oil

2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 lb. trimmed green beans

8 small red potatoes quartered

4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skin)


Preheat oven to 450* F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tbl. 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 the oven for 10 minutes more or until potatoes are tender. Place a chicken breast on each of 4 serving plates, divide the green beans and potatoes equally.

We really enjoyed this one. It has a strong lemon flavor, which I like a lot. I did have to add more olive oil and other things to have enough to coat all the potatoes, beans and chicken. That little bit of olive oil didn't go far enough to me, so I just added more of all, so play around with that.

I love dishes that I can prep and sit in the oven to cook. I didn't take the chicken out, but left the whole thing in about an hour to cook. That's probably why my chicken looks really brown on top. :)

But, it was all very delish! Those lemon slices cook down and it has a nice broth in the bottom. I love having new ways to serve chicken, since we all eat so much of it.


Thank you, Rhoda, for sharing your delightful recipe. I'll take any new dinner ideas that I can get!

Have you taken a moment to join my "I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter" link party? Stop by with a project, tip, or trick that relates to your Silhouette/Cricut/Stenciling/Transfer work. This is the 3rd month I've hosted, and I'm hoping to continue to grow the party! Lots of crafty inspiration. Party is open until Friday night! (Side note: If you linked up, please be sure to visit a few of the other posts. "Dead" links sitting around are no fun for anyone!)
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*Edited to add: Mandi and Viv featured my "Fat White Lady" retort today on their new blog, My Favorite Hatemail. Bloggers unite against ugly comments!


  1. looks and sounds delicious! love that it's all in one pan and in the oven-thanks for sharing!

  2. It looks sooo delicious! I think I might try this recipie, it contains a bunch of my hubby's favorite foods. :-)

  3. Roasted chicken reminds me of Sundays at my house when I was first married- it was the only thing I could cook that came out really well (except the couple of times I cooked the bird upside down)! This recipe looks delish!

  4. Hi Amanda, so nice to meet you!! I have been following Rhoda for a long time now and she IS the sweetest person! Thanks so much for the wonderul cake recipe and for allowing Rhoda to share this great chicken recipe with us! Happy Easter! XO, Pinky

  5. Saw you over at Rhoda's! This recipe looks delish, and we love chicken in our household.

  6. Hey, Amanda, thanks for blog swapping with me. I enjoyed it so much & your pound cake looks so good!

  7. Oh yum! I am always looking for new ways to cook veggies! I am definitely going to try this :)

  8. I desperatelyneed to go grocery shopping, and yet I have everything needed to make this! My mouth is watering, thanks so much for dinner. I'm sure my husband thanks you as well. ;)

  9. This looks wonderful--simple to prepare, but full of "real" ingredients. Thanks for letting Rhoda visit :).

  10. YUM. Printed this out to add to my menu for next week - thanks!

  11. Oh Yum!! How perfect that I just bought chicken and fresh green beans today!
    Hey Amanda, I wanted to let you know my box from Elmer's came yesterday and I'm so excited to use everything!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  12. New follower here...hope you'll stop by and see me! That chicken looks amazing too!

  13. Wow, this recipe does sound yummy. I'm always happy to get a new recipe like this one--yummy food made with everyday ingredients!

    It looks as if you and Rhoda had a good time with your blog/recipe swap. A win-win, I'd say! :)

  14. One pan recipes, especially ones that you just pop in the oven, are awesome! This looks good, Rhoda!

  15. That looks so good! The food I cook at home never looks that good!

  16. That picture made my mouth water...for real! I am going to have to try this one for sure.

    Amanda - sorry I missed the crafty cutter party this time! I'm hoping to have some fabulousness to link up next time!

    And I'm headed over to see your feature at My Favorite Hate Mail!


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