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One pot lemon garlic chicken with vegetables
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5 from 1 vote

One pot lemon garlic chicken with vegetables

While this dish takes a bit of time, it's really easy to make. The gravy that forms is full of delicate, delicious flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 813kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
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Ingredients

  • 7 oz carrots 200g, around 4 large
  • 15 oz potatoes 425g, new potatoes are probably best but as you have/prefer
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt

For chicken

  • 2 lb chicken thighs bone-in/on the bone
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice approx ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp paprika or more
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic or 3 if smaller

To finish

  • 3 oz green beans 85g
  • 2 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  • Peel or scrub the carrots and cut into lengths around 2-3in/5-7cm long. Cut the potatoes into similar-sized pieces (I left skin on but peel if you prefer).
  • Toss the carrots and potatoes with the 2tbsp oil, ½tsp paprika and ½tsp salt in a large baking dish/casserole and roast in the oven for around 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss the chicken thighs with the lemon juice and zest, 1tbsp olive oil, ½tsp paprika - more if you'd like a little more of the taste -, ½tsp salt and sliced-up garlic cloves in a bowl.
  • Trim the ends off the beans and cut any long ones into slightly shorter lengths.
  • After the carrots and potatoes have had around 15-20min, add the beans on top followed by the chicken.
  • Roast for another approx 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through (it may need a little more) and the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve - don't forget to spoon over the liquid at the bottom of the pan, it's delicious!
  • Note: The beans will still be a little crunchy but personally I like that. If you'd prefer them much softer, then pre-steam or boil them (or cook separately)

Nutrition

Calories: 813kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 1397mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 12040IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 7.1mg