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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Have you ever come across a recipe that you just HAD to try?  This recipe sparked my interest by featuring two of my favorite ingredients: garlic and lemon. Simple ingredients that pack a punch!
If you have children, I am sure that they love to help in the kitchen (that is if they are still young enough to want to help out mom).  I gave my daughter the job of trimming the green beans by snapping off the ends.  Some of the best memories are when you are creating something together with your children. This recipe provides a great opportunity to do just that along with creating something healthy and delicious to eat!

Let us know what you think!

Lemon Garlic Chicken


6 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound trimmed green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skin, about 3 1/4 pounds)


1. Preheat oven to 400°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.

2. 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.

3. 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. 

If you like the simplicity of this recipe, we encourage you to check out The Healthy Edge Cookbook for over 100 simple recipes, just like this one featuring all whole food ingredients and even gluten-free friendly! www.thehealthyedgecookbook.com.  

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