Tried and True Recipe #4: Oven-Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken

Today I’m going to show you one of my staple recipes, and no, it’s not another wing recipe. Although, I wouldn’t be mad about that.

Anyways, let’s get back to the recipe at hand.

There are so many oven-roasted chicken recipes out there, but I think I’ve perfected this one into a lick-your-fingers-when-you’re-finished dish. Or maybe that’s just me.

Let’s get into it, shall we?DSC_2631The first thing you want to do is line a large oven pot with aluminum foil and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil. Once your pan is ready, clean six chicken thighs, but make sure to keep the skin on. The skin will crisp up in the oven. It’s, by far, my favorite part.DSC_2636Put the chicken thighs in the pan, and then, get started on the potatoes. You’ll need three russet potatoes for this. I cut them into cubes. I’ve also tried this recipe with a bag of baby potatoes, and that was delicious as well. The potato options are endless. DSC_2637Next, I roughly chopped half of a yellow onion and threw that right on in. Once all of the ingredients are chopped and into the pan, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. DSC_2646.JPGAt this point, it’s time to season everything. The most important ingredient is lemon pepper seasoning. Beyond that, I’ve added onion powder, garlic powder, chicken seasoning and Mrs. Dash.

I made sure to heavily coat the chicken, potatoes and onions all over. I added two tablespoons of each seasoning — one tablespoon on one side and an additional tablespoon on the other side.

Don’t be shy with this, and feel free to add other seasonings in as well to mix things up. That’s what I always do when I come up with new recipes. I can never stick to just one way of doing something. I look at a few recipes and just wing it, so don’t be afraid to do the same. DSC_2656.JPGThe last two things you’ll want to do is add sliced lemon and drizzle the top of the chicken with additional olive oil. Meyer lemons are excellent in this recipe, but if you can’t find them, any type of lemon will do the trick.DSC_2660.JPGPop them into the preheated oven for about an hour to an hour and a half— flipping halfway through to brown the other side.DSC_2702.JPGPair it with your favorite veggies, and you’ve got a meal that’s sure to please!

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 3 russet potatoes or a bag of baby potatoes
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash
  • 2 tbsp chicken seasoning
  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

-Jas

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