One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

Fast, easy dinners with zero cleanup that are packed with so much flavor are always winners.

My family loved the moist, juicy, honey lemon chicken and the tender, roasted potatoes.

One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken and Roasted Potatoes - Juicy chicken with a honey lemon glaze that's tangy-sweet and so good!! Healthy, fast, so easy, and cleanup is a breeze!!

The honey lemon marinade drips from the chicken during baking which lightly coats the potatoes in a tangy-sweet sauce. I adapted the marinade from one of my daughter’s favorite meals which is also a reader favorite.

Fresh rosemary perfumes the entire dish beautifully. Chicken, potatoes, and rosemary were made for each other.

One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken and Roasted Potatoes - Juicy chicken with a honey lemon glaze that's tangy-sweet and so good!! Healthy, fast, so easy, and cleanup is a breeze!!

It doesn’t get any easier than chopping up potatoes and vegetables, drizzling with olive oil, and placing marinated chicken thighs on a baking sheet. Since I lined it with foil, cleanup was as easy as tossing away the foil.

I used Yukon gold potatoes but you can use your favorites from sweet potatoes to Russet. Make sure to cut them small enough so they cook through in the same amount of time it takes the chicken to cook. I recommend 1/2-inch pieces.

One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken and Roasted Potatoes - Juicy chicken with a honey lemon glaze that's tangy-sweet and so good!! Healthy, fast, so easy, and cleanup is a breeze!!

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One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

Fast, easy dinners with zero cleanup that are packed with so much flavor are always winners.My family loved the moist, juicy, honey lemon chicken and the tender, roasted potatoes. The honey lemon marinade drips from the chicken during baking which lightly coats the potatoes in a tangy-sweet sauce. Fresh rosemary perfumes the entire dish beautifully and cleanup is as easy as tossing away the foil. Make sure to cut the potatoes small enough so they cook through in the same amount of time it takes the chicken to cook.

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 30 to 35 minutes

Total Time: about 35 to 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for marinade + 2 tablespoons for tossing with potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend for marinade + more for sprinkling over potatoes if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 4 large Yukon gold potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds), diced into 1/2-inch pieces and peeled if desired (I didn't peel them)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • about 8 sprigs fresh rosemary, each about 4-inches long
  • 1 large lemon thinly sliced for garnishing, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup; set aside.
  2. To a large glass measuring cup or medium bowl, add the honey, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and whisk to combine.
  3. Place chicken thighs in a large ziptop bag, cover with the honey lemon mixture, seal, and smoosh chicken to coat evenly; set aside to marinate while you prep the potatoes.
  4. To the prepared baking sheet, add the potatoes in an even, flat layer. Evenly drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, evenly sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper or with lemon pepper, and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Add the chicken thighs (skin-side up) over the top of the potatoes. Spoon about 2 to 3 tablespoons of marinade from the ziptop bag over the top of each piece of chicken.
  6. Place the rosemary sprigs next to the chicken, making sure the rosemary touches the chicken so the chicken picks up the flavor. About 2 sprigs on each side of each piece of chicken works well.
  7. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes (I baked 33 minutes), or until chicken registers an internal temp of 165F. Watch chicken closely in the final moments of baking because the honey is prone to burning. Exact cooking times will vary based on size of chicken thighs and potatoes. Optionally garnish with lemon slices and serve immediately. Leftovers will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat gently as necessary.

Marinade adapted from Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta. Method and recipe adapted from One-Pan Honey Barbecue Chicken and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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18 comments

  1. Oh my gosh this looks so good! Girl, I am over here drooling over this dish right now. I am all over this! :) I can’t even stop starring.

  2. Lemon and rosemary is so good with chicken and potatoes (I already did a remake of the BBQ chicken and sweet potatoes for for Jon). I know we’ll love this too!!

    • After I made the BBQ chicken dish I thought, what else can I make that’ll be similar yet totally different flavors and this came to mind. Glad you did a remake on that one and if you try this one, LMK!

    • We loved this as much as the bbq chicken and sweet potatoes! Both are as easy as a crockpot recipe but without the wait. The lemon kind of fit right in today–it’s bright and sunny out (but still too cold for me).

    • Glad to hear you loved this one as much as the bbq chicken version. I agree, lemon is perfect on bright sunny days and something about it like spring is around the corner :)

  3. This chicken dish looks delicious! I swear you always have the best weeknight meal ideas!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. Rosemary. Lemon. Chicken. Potatoes. Those four ingredients are made for each other! This looks perfect! PINNED :)

  5. Ooh, yum. I’m making 3, count em, 3 Averie dishes today … this isn’t one of them, but it’s definitely the kind of meal we like around here. Snowy weather brings out my inner baker and soup-maker. :)

  6. Cheese and chicken chowder, whole wheat skillet bread were for supper. Yum. I needed lunch box items so I made the carrot/apple quick bread recipe as well–haven’t broken into that yet, but it’s always good. We were all home today due to MLK holiday … we have had a dumping of snow … after we went snowshoeing, it was time to warm up the kitchen and make some good food.

    • You’ve been busy and glad you have dinner and lunch box items covered! That’s always a nice feeling :)

      Stay warm in all that snow you got, of course, AFTER you went snowshoeing!

  7. What a fantastic easy recipe!! I love the lemon flavors in this, and the potatoes, yum!

  8. this looks really good! 

  9. My favorite meal, yet I never taught of adding honey. Will definitely try it your way, Avery. Cheers!

  10. I love the vibrant yellow color of this dish.  Really pretty.  And lemon, chicken, and rosemary is such a satisfying combination.  Yum!

  11. The first one looks great! And it’s perfect for my diet! Will try it today!

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