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Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, and Croutons

Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe Lemon Chicken, Croutons, and Baby Potatoes on white platter

With just 20 minutes of prep time, this Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, and Croutons recipe is one to remember and bakes in 50 minutes.

The lemony golden brown croutons go perfectly with the tender warm baby potatoes and flavorful moist bites of lemon pepper chicken. Beautiful to serve for easy dinner parties, weeknight family dinner, or a fun meal prep idea!

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Sheet pan dinners are all the rage because they are a breeze! Simply slice the ingredients, place on a large sheet pan, “toss” to season each piece, and bake. Everything you need is made on one sheet pan with a few ingredients for a fast delicious weeknight family dinner.

This is also a company worthy dish full of fresh flavor for any special occasion…

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How To Make Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, and Croutons:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean lemons and baby potatoes in a bowl of cool water, and a splash of vinegar. (tip: this cleans fruits and veggies really well, but doesn’t leave any taste!)

  3. Cut each lemon lengthwise into 8 pieces, place on the sheet pan. Cut potatoes in half place on the sheet pan.

  4. Next, slice the baguette bread into 1″ pieces and place those on the sheet pan. Drizzle the olive oil, salt, and pepper and using tongs or your hands, toss well to coat each piece. (You can also do this in a very large bowl, but that is one more dish to clean.)

  5. In a small bowl, mix smoked (not hot) paprika and lemon pepper. Next, cut the chicken into 1” cubes, and toss in paprika and lemon pepper seasoning mixture.

  6. Place the chicken pieces on top of sliced lemons, baguette bread pieces, and baby potatoes halves. (note: if you leave the chicken breasts whole, I found it is much harder to get everything to brown nicely and to cook evenly.)Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, and Croutons, sheet pan dinner, sheet pan chicken, sheet pan lemon chicken, lemon chicken recipe

  7. Bake at 400 degrees 25 minutes, then drizzle a little more olive oil and use tongs to turn on the sheet pan. Rotate the sheet pan around for even baking. Finish baking at 400 for 25 more minutes until the bread is golden brown, and the chicken is baked.  

FLAVOR TIP: Squeeze a little tangy fresh lemon over the croutons, chicken, and potatoes. You can even eat some of the roasted lemon pulp spread onto chicken, it is sweet and amazing.

SERVING TIP: Serve with a fresh green salad, and a little butter for the potatoes and dinner is done!

MAKE AHEAD TIP: If prepping the sheet pan in the morning, cover well with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge. Simply remove plastic wrap, and pop right in the oven at dinner time.

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Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe Lemon Chicken, Croutons, and Baby Potatoes on white platter
Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, and Croutons
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Lemon Pepper Chicken, Croutons, and Baby Potato Sheet Pan Dinner takes 20 minutes to prepare and bakes in 45 minutes. The lemony golden brown croutons go perfectly with the tender baby potatoes and lemon chicken. Beautiful to serve for easy dinner parties or a fun meal prep idea!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner, easy weeknight dinner, sheet pan dinner
Servings: 8
Author: Lisa Torres
Ingredients
  • 3 lemons each cut into 8 pieces lengthwise
  • 2 1/2 lbs. baby white potatoes (or fingerling potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1 baguette cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 pounds 3 breasts skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Clean lemons and potatoes in cool water, and a splash of vinegar. (The vinegar helps clean fruits and veggies, and leaves no after-taste).

  3. Cut each lemon lengthwise into 8 pieces. Cut potatoes in half. Place on the large sheet pan.

  4. Next, slice the baguette bread loaf into 1" pieces and place those onto the sheet pan. Drizzle the oil, salt, and pepper and toss well to combine on the pan. (You can also do this in a very large bowl, but that is one more dish to clean!) 

  5. In a small bowl, mix smoked paprika (not hot paprika) and lemon pepper. Next, cut the chicken into 1” cubes, and toss the chicken cubes in the paprika and lemon pepper mix.

  6. Place chicken pieces on top of lemons, bread, and potatoes. (note: if you leave the chicken breasts whole, I found it is much harder to get everything to brown nicely and to cook evenly.)

  7. Bake at 400 degrees 25 minutes, then drizzle a little more olive oil and toss again using tongs. 

  8. Finish baking at 400 for 25 more minutes until the bread is toasted, and the chicken is lightly browned and baked.

Recipe Notes
  • FLAVOR TIP: Just squeeze a little tangy fresh lemon over the croutons, chicken, and potatoes.
  • SERVING TIP: Serve with a fresh green salad, and a little butter for the potatoes and dinner is done!
  • MAKE AHEAD TIP: If you want, prep the sheet pan in the morning, cover well with plastic wrap, remove plastic wrapt and then pop in right in the oven at dinner time.

 

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  • Dannii
    May 21, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I love lemon chicken for a light summer meal. I haven’t thought to add croutons before though. Yum!

    • Lisa Torres
      May 23, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks Dannii, lemon chicken is a great summertime dinner! Let me tell you these lemony golden croutons are amazing, and my favorite part of this sheet pan dinner.

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    May 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I would have never thought to add croutons to a sheet pan bake but what a great idea to bring in different flavors. My 14-year-old loves garlic flavored croutons so I am trying this one!

    • Lisa Torres
      May 23, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Hey Karen, Ohhhh garlicky croutons would be even better! It is a full flavor easy dinner, and a favorite with our family!

  • colleen kennedy
    May 21, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Loving the addition of croutons! A perfect weeknight dish! My whole family would enjoy this.

    • Lisa Torres
      May 23, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you Colleen! The croutons are just the best part…so yummy! We love this one!

  • Roxana
    May 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Lemon chicken and potatoes go so well together. This is a neat idea for a sheet pan dinner. Would love to try it.

  • Ginny
    May 21, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    One sheet pan! Now that’s the way to cook. Looks delicious!

    • Lisa Torres
      May 23, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Ginny, You got it one sheet pan and done…it works for weeknights and good enough for company!

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