Skillet Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with Kale

Skillet Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with Kale

4 Reviews
From:, March 2019

This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large lemon, sliced and seeds removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 6 cups baby kale


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, potatoes and the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper to the pan. Cook the potatoes, cut-side down, until browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth, lemon, garlic and tarragon. Return the chicken to the pan.
  4. Transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir kale into the mixture and roast until it has wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 chicken thigh & 1 cup vegetables
  • Per serving: 374 calories; 19 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 51 mcg folate; 76 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,463 IU vitamin A; 41 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 378 mg sodium; 677 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (68% daily value), Vitamin A (49% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 fat, 1½ starch, ½ vegetable

Reviews 4

September 17, 2019
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By: Libby Taylor
I didn’t change anything in this recipe. I really liked this one. My kids are super picky, but we’re not short order cooks in this house. It was not one of their favorites but I will save it and make it again. I served it with a side of sweet corn off the cob.
May 16, 2019
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By: d_k2018
I made this but I eliminated the kale. Used one breast and one thigh. I have made it again the same week. Only for myself. I love this.
May 06, 2019
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By: Ridgerunner
My family loved this! Lemon bright (leave the peels on!) and tasty, simple and healthy and a great way to introduce a little kale into the lives of the adolescent set. I made this exactly as written except used a 9x13 glass baking dish for the baking part of things as my skillet was not quite big enough to hold all this goodness. Also....I suspect that it cooks a little more evenly that way.
May 05, 2019
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By: Cory Wilcox
Overall bland. The lemon flavor was barely noticeable. The potatoes had no flavor and because they sit in the chicken stock, they weren't crispy. Used spinach instead of kale and it was the only thing that tasted good.
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