Sheet Pan Lemon-Garlic Chicken With Marble Potatoes

Life is busy. Regardless of what you do, almost everyone complains that there is not enough time in a day to get everything done. Sometimes, getting dinner on the table feels like a true miracle.  Chances are, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Even as a trained chef, I feel that way–and most of what I cook is not elaborate or fancy.  Everyone needs quick meal options: easy dishes, that can be prepared in advance, taste delicious and appeal to kids and grown-ups alike. This sheet pan chicken is one of those dishes.

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The concept of dinner made on a sheet pan is not new, but it is currently a trend.  So, I developed this easy yet flavorful sheet pan lemon-garlic chicken, with lovely creamy tricolor marble potatoes. People often ask me kitchen-related questions, like what type of stove I like, whether to add a second oven during a renovation and what type of pans I like.

My answers have not strayed much over the years.  Of all the fancy kitchen equipment in my collection, I first discovered sheet pans while I was working in a professional kitchen.  Along with my knives, they are my most cherished items, because they are versatile and I could not live without them.

sheet pan chicken

In a professional kitchen, the sheet pan is an essential go-to item for almost anything. They don’t always look beautiful or fancy–often they are worn and battered.  But they are essential. Full sheet pans (typically for commercial-size ovens only) and half sheet pans are used for everything, from finishing tenderloin in the oven to making shortcakes.  And they can allow you to make that rare family dish that is homemade, fast, and healthful.

This recipe for lemon chicken and potatoes is super easy and the flavor is subtle enough for little ones.  I like to use bone-in chicken with skin for a more flavorful and juicy meal.  As I have blogged about before, overcooked dry chicken is not what anyone wants to eat.  My older son still has a preference for my crispy panko chicken breast, but this is a true new favorite of my younger son.

Some people put delicate vegetables in their sheet pan dinners; you can, but I do not. I like my vegetables cooked just right, and no matter what anyone says, they have different cooking times than proteins and starches.  But that’s just my opinion. With a busy week ahead and holidays to boot, hopefully, this will help make one night a tab bit easier for you.

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About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

4 thoughts on "Sheet Pan Lemon-Garlic Chicken With Marble Potatoes"

  1. Avatar photo Priscilla Seely says:

    So easy. So flavorful. I followed the recipe as written and will definitely make this again!

    1. Fantastic, I love hearing this. Thank you Priscilla!

  2. Avatar photo Eric Muller says:

    The lemon garlic chicken was awesome. We used boneless chicken breast which worked well. Thanks Dre!

    1. Hooray!!!!! Keep cooking Eric.

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