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Skillet Lemon Chicken Breast Dinner

This chicken dinner is easy to prepare and has delicious flavors both kids and adults will approve of.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Kid-Friendly
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Chef Lindsay


  • 8 red potatoes small, quartered (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts about 6 to 8 ounces each
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups arugula


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • On the stovetop, heat a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and water. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Cover and continue to simmer until the potatoes are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pat the chicken breasts dry and season them with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Remove the lid and add the chicken breasts on top of the potatoes.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Place a chicken breast on each plate and top it with 1/2 cup of the arugula. Drizzle the pan juices over the arugula and serve the potatoes on the side.


Serving: 1chicken breast with 1/2 of potatoes | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4