Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes, Asparagus, and Spinach

8 Nov
Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes Asparagus and Spinach

Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes, Asparagus, and Spinach

This recipe is not necessarily that hard to make, but it takes a lot of opening and closing the oven so it is probably not the best dish to make in the blazing summer heat. But it does make a fine fall meal on a chilly night!

The grocery store’s potato bins were empty of red potatoes, and there was only one bag of red potatoes left and a couple of bags of russets. Is there a potato famine going on that I don’t know about? I didn’t even notice the name of the potatoes when I grabbed them off the shelf, I was just glad to get some red ones. I was sure surprised when I cut into them and saw this beautiful yellow flesh contrasting with the red. I got the bag back out and realized I bought myself some Klondike Rose potatoes!

Klondike Rose Potatoes

Klondike Rose Potatoes

The Klondikes have a super buttery flavor and held up well to roasting. I think I have found my new favorite potato! Wait a minute, I never did have a favorite potato before, but now I do!

I got four thumbs up from the fam on this meal, and there was not one speck of leftovers. In fact they liked it so much I made it again last night. (And it’s a good way to finish up that bag of spinach. It also gave me an excuse to retake my final plating shot. The final photo from last week was just horrible!)

I probably won’t have a new recipe for awhile after this one, as I am traveling for a week for work and we will be in the throes of our remodel when I get back. OH! I guess I should mention we closed on our new house this week! YAY! I can’t wait to get cooking in our new kitchen once the remodel is done and we get all settled in.

With that, on to the recipe:

Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes, Asparagus, and Spinach

3 medium red potatoes (Klondike Rose if you can find them)
1 thick slice of sweet onion from a large onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Ground black pepper, to taste
Salt or Mrs. Dash, to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed between fingers
1 tablespoon olive oil
Spray oil, as needed
1 pound bone-in skin-on chicken breast(s)
1 large lemon, cut into wedges
1/2 bunch of asparagus
1/2 of an 8-ounce bag spinach

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and scrub the potatoes, then cut them into 1/2 or 1 inch or so chunks. Cut the thick onion slice in half and separate. Add the potatoes, onion, garlic, crushed rosemary, salt or Mrs. Dash, ground pepper, and olive oil to a smallish shallow roasting pan, then toss to coat.

Seasoned Klondike Rose Potatoes and Sliced Sweet Onion

Seasoned Klondike Rose Potatoes and Sliced Sweet Onion

Roast the potatoes for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through and spraying with more oil, if needed.

Meanwhile, cut the chicken breast(s) in half or thirds. The breast I had was so huge we only needed one for the three of us. Season the chicken with salt or Mrs. Dash and pepper. Squeeze 1 or 2 wedges of lemon over the chicken and spray lightly with oil.

Seasoned Chicken Wanting that Lemon all over it!

Seasoned Chicken Wanting that Lemon all over It!

Remove pan from oven at required time and arrange chicken over top of the potatoes. Place back in oven and cook for 15 more minutes.

Chicken Ready to Roast with Potatoes

Chicken Ready to Roast with Potatoes

Meanwhile, trim the asparagus of woody stems then cut into 2-inch pieces. Again, remove pan from oven at required time and arrange the asparagus around the chicken on top of the potatoes. Spritz the asparagus with a little spray oil, then squeeze 1 lemon wedge over it. Place back in oven and cook for another 15 minutes.

Ready to Roast the Asparagus

Ready to Roast the Asparagus ~ Lookin’ Good, Baby!

Last, remove the pan from the oven again, then add the spinach over all. (It looks like a LOT but it cooks down just fine.) Squeeze another 2 lemon wedges over the spinach, then place the expended lemon wedges in the pan just for good measure.

Spinach Ready to Cook

Spinach Ready to Cook ~ You are sooo Close to Yummy!

Place back in oven and cook for about 5 more minutes, or until the spinach has wilted. Remove from oven (last time, I promise!). Remove chicken breast pieces from the pan and place a piece on each dinner plate. Toss the vegetables together, then serve on the plate with the chicken. MMMM, good! The chicken turns out so juicy and tender, and the potatoes and onions are caramelized in such a lovely way. Don’t forget you can click on my handy dandy Printable PDF below for the recipe!

Download and Print this Recipe

Download and Print this Yummy Recipe!

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12 Responses to “Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes, Asparagus, and Spinach”

  1. Hazel Michalski November 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    Hi Kathryn, I’m going to make this for me on my birthday. We are going to be home on Thanksgiving Day so this will be perfect for us. I’m so happy for you and your new home. I know it is so exciting to re-do a kitchen. I had my kitchen gutted and redid everything. I had metal cabinets and no counters to work on. I did everything on my kitchen table. I got all new built-in appliances at the same time. Now it’s like a little bit of heaven to cook. I know you will enjoy your new kitchen too. Keep the recipes coming. Take care, Hazel πŸ˜‰

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    • anotherfoodieblogger November 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

      Why thank you Hazel for such kind words, birthday sister! I, on the other hand, will be having a full Thanksgiving dinner cooked for me at a friend’s house on my birthday. πŸ™‚

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  2. Gerlinde November 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Kathryn , you did it again. This looks just right to cook at my moms. I’m leaving Wednesday. Happy Birthday Kathryn and happy Tnanksgiving.😊🎈

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    • anotherfoodieblogger November 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      Have a FABULOUS trip to your mom’s, Gerlinde! And Happy Thanksgiving to you too! xo

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  3. teagan geneviene November 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    I wimped out and had cereal for dinner. LOL. Wow this sounds wonderful! Hugs.

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  4. Conor Bofin November 8, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    Lovely Kathryn. Delicious winter feeding.

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  5. ChgoJohn November 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Lemon and chicken were meant for each other. This is one fantastic meal. πŸ™‚

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  6. FrugalHausfrau September 6, 2016 at 6:53 am #

    Looks so good! I love a sheetpan dinner! And thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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