Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake


Classic comfort food gets a lighter lemony twist!  This chicken and potato bake is creamy, comforting, and guaranteed to fill you up and put a smile on your face!


Remember on Everybody Loves Raymond, how Ray always teases Deborah about her Lemon Chicken?  I still laugh when I see or hear “lemon chicken” 🙂  So I’ll be giggling my way through this post lol.  Classic comfort food flavors come together in this lemon chicken and potato bake… with the bright twist of adding lemon slices 🙂

Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake | Chicken and potatoes are baked with lemon slices in a creamy casserole that's sure to fill you up and make you smile! | http://thechunkychef.com

Tis the season for comfort food… especially with the cold weather here in Ohio (brrrrrrrr).  To me nothing says comfort food more than a casserole 🙂  Casseroles or bakes remind me of sitting around the family dinner table as a kid 🙂

I sort of just realized that most of the recipes I’ve posted here lately have been chicken… whoops!  Normally I try to alternate and throw some beef, pork or side dishes in the mix.  But seriously you guys, we eat a lot of chicken.  Like A LOT.  We buy it when it’s on sale and freeze it, so we always have chicken on hand.  Pssst… we do the same thing with beef and pork too, it’s a great way to save some money 🙂

We buy the jumbo bulk packages of chicken, then I trim the chicken of any fat and freeze them in large ziplocs in 3-4 breast portions.  It makes meal prep a lot faster 🙂

Another food we LOOOOOVE around this house is potatoes.  We mash em, we bake em, we cut them into fries, wedges, hashbrowns, we make em into potato pancakes.  Okay, now I want some potatoes…. at 9:30pm lol.  So instead of making a chicken bake then serving potatoes alongside, I found this recipe that has potatoes AND chicken in it.  Hellllooooo yumminess!!!

As always, I have to add my own flair to things, so I added some fresh herbs and used red onions instead of white.  Want to hear something sad?  I’ve had what can only be described as the sinus infection from HADES, and among the other just lovely symptoms, I can hardly taste anything.  It’s tragic you guys.  As a cook, I’m always tasting as I go, and adjusting seasonings… which is hard to do when everything tastes like nothing lol.  Not to mention not really being able to enjoy the food I make… but I digress.

I’ve been relying on my husband to be my tastebuds, and this lemon chicken and potato bake comes with his seal of approval!

Not only does this recipe look and taste amazing, but it’s also easy to make.  Win, win, win!

This lemon chicken and potato bake is a bright and fresh take on a hearty comfort food dish. It'll soon be a family favorite!!

Just put all your ingredients in a large bowl and toss with your soup mixture

I used my food processor with the slicing blade to slice my potatoes super thin, but a mandolin or some serious chopping skills would work too, just make sure your potatoes are thin enough to fully cook.

Yukon gold potatoes work really well here, but red skin potatoes would be good too!

This lemon chicken and potato bake is a bright and fresh take on a hearty comfort food dish. It'll soon be a family favorite!!

Pour into a greased casserole dish and sort of tuck some lemon slices on top

Cover and bake for an hour, until the potatoes are tender.  I wanted the top of my bake to be a little crispy, so I took the foil off and broiled on high for a few minutes.

Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake | Chicken and potatoes are baked with lemon slices in a creamy casserole that's sure to fill you up and make you smile! | http://thechunkychef.com

Can you practically smell the lemon-y goodness?  The whole family dove right in and cleared their plates 🙂

I found that some chopped parsley really gave this a fresh taste 😀

Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake | Chicken and potatoes are baked with lemon slices in a creamy casserole that's sure to fill you up and make you smile! | http://thechunkychef.com

This dish would pair wonderfully with my Toasted Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts, or Garlic Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms!

Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake | Chicken and potatoes are baked with lemon slices in a creamy casserole that's sure to fill you up and make you smile! | http://thechunkychef.com

 

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Recipe originally published in 2015, and has been updated in 2017


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This lemon chicken and potato bake is a bright and fresh take on a hearty comfort food dish. It'll soon be a family favorite!!
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5 from 3 votes
Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake
6 servings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
This lemon chicken and potato bake is a bright and fresh take on a hearty comfort food dish. It'll soon be a family favorite!!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 1.5 lbs . Yukon gold potatoes thinly sliced (no thicker than 1/8")
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1.5 lbs . boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced and halved (into half coins)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add soup and milk to a bowl and whisk to combine well. Add chopped parsley, rosemary and thyme and stir well.
  3. In a separate large bowl, add potatoes, onion, garlic, and chicken pieces. Pour in the soup mixture, along with a pinch of salt and pepper, and toss to combine until evenly coated.
  4. Transfer mixture to a 13x9" baking dish. Tuck lemon wedges into the mixture randomly across the top. Then cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the foil, broil the casserole for an extra 2-3 minutes to crisp the top, watching very carefully so that it does not burn.
Recipe Notes

** You could easily substitute red skin potatoes for the yukon gold, white or yellow onion for the red, and you could use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom.

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43 comments on “Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake”

  1. What should you do if you’re using a dark pan to bake it in?

    • Hi Allison 🙂 Usually the dark pan versus light pan is more of an issue with baking than cooking, but to be safe, you could reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees and bake as directed otherwise.

  2. This my kind of dish. I’m a big fan of potato, and like you said, we all eat a lot of chicken. I stock my freezer with protein, when I go to Cosco or when in the local super they have BOGO. I love bogo:)
    I need to try this recipe, Seriously!

  3. You had me at potato. I can’t resist a potato dish. Besides, yours sounds like it would be a hit in this house.

  4. I love all-in-one dishes like this one! Plus, I am obsessed with lemons in savory dishes! Yum!

  5. This is a wonderful recipe that the whole family would enjoy! It’s snowing out right now and this post makes me want to make this for tonight for a nice winter meal!

  6. Love how the fresh lemon brightens up this dish! A perfect comforting dinner idea for winter time. 🙂

  7. Oh my goodness!! This is such an incredible dish!! I LOVE it!!

  8. This looks incredible! I love lemon and chicken together, and who doesn’t love potatoes?!

  9. Such lovely flavors. This all works so well together! I must try this!

  10. Hi Amanda! I have grocery shopping duty this afternoon and wouldn’t you know it, I now know what I am going to have to include for dinner tonight. Lemon Chicken Potato Bake 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  11. This looks very tempting and delicious, what a great combination! Recipe saved 🙂

  12. Hello gorgeous! I’m just stopping by to let you know that Jessica has chosen your post as her favorite from the last party. Woo Hoo! We will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7 pm. I hope to see you then. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. I love lemon chicken and you made in a casserole with potatoes makes me love it more! Yummy! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  14. I am trying to figure out what to cook for dinner tonight. I know the guys would want something fattening a beefy, but this lemon chicken and potato bake is what would satisfy me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. After joining you in chuckling about the Deborah Romano reference, I must admit this looks like a great recipe! Thanks again for your wonderful blog – I enjoy the recipes and the commentary.

  16. This looks wonderful. I love big pans of deliciously baked comfort food like this, especially in the wintertime. Looks so delicious!

  17. Your dish does look wonderful! We love all kinds of lemon chicken here and potatoes are a big favorite too! Thanks for the recipe! I’ll be pinning this one to our Features and Faves board at #FoodieFriDIY and doing some sharing for you too! 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend!

  18. Lemon and chicken is a wonderful combination. I do hope you get your sense of taste back soon. This delicious dish should speed up your recovery.

  19. Looks sooo good! Love Gimme Some Oven too.

  20. Yum! I want this for dinner tonight! Great photos! 😀

  21. wow this looks so good, so bright and fresh – the perfect way to kick those winter blues for sure!

  22. I love this dish! Not only does it sounds delicious, but it also looks beautiful (even while it’s cooking). Happy Fiesta Friday, and have a wonderful weekend!

  23. I have never made lemon chicken, this sure looks good and I must give it a go.
    Thanks so much

  24. I love chicken and lemon together! I bet the addition of the potatoes was delicious!

  25. Amanda, you’ve done it again!!!! AGAIN! My husband LOVES lemon chicken and he got me to LOVE it too, and I am ALL the way there with the potato obsession, (you made me want potatoes and it’s 9:30 AM!! Thats even worse than PM isn’t it?)- well not for hashbrowns…. okay anyway- these pics are insane!! I’d love to know what kind of camera you have? I have a Nikon 3100 …. your pics look SO good though- you’re great at styling them!! The lighting is awesome too. Cheers!

    • Lol I think we should have potatoes all day 🙂 You have me smiling so big right now, thank you!! I have a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and if I’m remembering correctly, these pics were shot with my new 24mm f/2.8 lens I got for Christmas 😀 Ooooh Nikon’s are great cameras, and you have a great eye for photography as well 🙂 I lucked out on the lighting on this one… it was the perfect amount of sunny lighting that I diffused with a white sheet (so technical huh? lol) and I had to take my pics on our bed (the only place that gets decent natural light in our house). Anyway… I’ve seriously been craving those Samoa cookies of yours allllllll day 🙂

      • I am dying! It’s so funny to hear about the lighting struggles once in a while because I have the SAME issue! (Ahem, I’ve had to take pics in the bathroom before when the lighting has been best there… SHHHH… don’t tell. Even though I just posted that on the internet….) I’m going to have to learn how to diffuse light with a sheet! I have the worst time with lighting- especially in the winter, it’s terrible. I’ve given up trying to take them at night, I got a cheap light box but you can’t beat natural light mannnnn!

        • Lmao, girl that is too funny about the bathroom 🙂 I love it! I wonder if other bloggers take their food pics in “odd” places? Ugh, yes winter light is definitely not the best… it’s either too gloomy or too bright and harsh. A light box was on my list of things to get, but I’m wondering now if I should just skip it and just get some cute backgrounds instead lol. Natural light is just so amazing… so I’ll keep taking picture of my leftovers lol 🙂