We’ve been away for a week and I have zero groceries in the house. I ran to the store quickly yesterday after dropping the kids at religion just to grab a couple of things until I could make a big Aldi trip. So I really wanted an easy dinner. It was in the 70s yesterday so after unpacking and inside catching up we decided to start our spring yard cleanup. All 5 of us were outside working for most of the afternoon but there comes a point where everyone starts complaining they’re hungry and I can’t possibly make a big, intricate dinner when I’m outside working as well. I decided to throw together an easy sheet pan meal and it was perfect!
We ate WAY too much cruising last week so everyone is looking forward to scaling back a bit and eating healthier. I had 5 lemons that were about ready to be tossed but still usable for juicing. My littlest helper did some squeezing 🍋 and we managed to make some lemon-garlic chicken, red potatoes and broccoli. I’m not usually a recipe follower and often try to throw something together based on recipes I’ve used in the past. So no link to follow but super easy and fast!
*Cover a large sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray or drizzle with olive oil. In a large bowl mix some olive oil, lemon juice (we used 3 lemons because I like it super lemony) and some minced garlic. Cut up your potatoes, I used small red potatoes, and toss them in the liquid. Lay the potatoes on one side of the pan. Then toss your chicken in the remaining liquid mixture. I bought breasts but cut them into tenders because it cooks faster and smaller portions for my kids to eat without wasting. Lay chicken on the pan as well, pour remaining liquid over top. Sprinkle everything with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and cook in a 425 degree preheated oven. Depending on your chicken it will take 35-45 minutes to cook. Cut up your broccoli and toss in some olive oil and lemon juice. You can make room on the same pan or use a new pan, but the broccoli only needs to cook for the last ten minutes. You could even switch up your veggies and use green beans or zucchini, so many options! And that’s it!
Seriously so good I had to leave the table to stop myself from eating 😬🙈 Let me know if you give it a try!