This one pot meal lemon chicken with vegetables is a weekday life saver! Healthy chicken, potatoes, and green beans cooked in a delicious pan sauce.
This one pot meal lemon chicken recipe is a weekday life saver! After a long day on the grind, you probably crave a wholesome homemade meal, but you don’t want to slave away in the kitchen all night. I’m obsessed with cooking, but I too just want to unwind after work, watch Jimmy Fallon and play with my energetic toddler.
This one pot meal has saved me so much time, yet satisfies our starving appetites in 30 minutes or less. I feel like a Rachel Ray commercial, but once you make this dish a few times, you’ll have dinner down like a boss. Grab the biggest skillet you’ve got and let’s get going my friend!
Watch how to make this one pot lemon chicken recipe
This meal is A+ because it’s got lean protein from the chicken breast, hearty red potatoes, fresh mushrooms and crispy green beans. I always like to serve a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables to make sure we are getting all of the nutrients we need.
Okay, so I fibbed a teeny tiny bit. You actually need another pot to cook the potatoes while you saute the chicken. The potatoes don’t need a lot of attention, so we’ll just still count it as one pot, agreed? Alright, hehe.
Check out that beautiful color in the chicken! Sizzling hot olive oil in a saute pan creates a lovely golden brown color and texture. Just fight the urge to move the chicken during the first sear. Simply let it cook and work it’s magic in the pan. The chicken should easily release from the pan after about 6 to 7 minutes. Don’t touch!
Three things elevate the flavor level and happy belly rating on this dish. Fresh thyme adds beautiful aromas and infuses flavor into the chicken and vegetables. Sliced lemon simmers in the sauce, and the tartness mellows out. I like to serve this dish with the cooked lemon slices and squeeze it on top of the chicken.
Lastly but most importantly, the milk, flour, and broth mixture create a creamy sauce right in the pan. Combine that with all of the yummy juices from the chicken, herbs, and lemon together. Boom! Flavor paradise.
The sauce gets poured over everything, licking the plate clean may happen so watch out. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this easy one pot lemon chicken recipe. Leave a comment so we can chat and send virtual high fives to each other!
How do you create a pan sauce?
By mixing flour, milk, broth, and the olive oil in a pan, you have the makings of a roux based sauce. A basic roux is equal parts flour and fat and then dispersed in the liquid ingredients. As the flour absorbs the liquid and heats up, it swells and thickens within minutes, creating a rich pan sauce. Just make sure to whisk the sauce to remove any clumps as it’s simmering. Add more liquid if the sauce becomes too thick. Always taste the sauce before you serve and season as needed!