Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes
Impress your guests with this roasted lemon rosemary chicken with potatoes. Minimal effort and simple ingredients are all you need! The chicken is perfectly juicy, the sauce is bright and lemony, and every bite is better than the last.
Today we are talking about this DELICIOUS lemon rosemary chicken with a flavorful lemon sauce and hearty potatoes. This recipe takes less than 1 hour, is made in one pan, and consists of a handful of wholesome ingredients!
We’ve been making this recipe for several years and it never gets old! The flavor is super bright, the chicken is incredibly moist, the accents of potatoes are the perfect pairing. Anytime I make this meal for family or friends, it’s always raved about!
You can serve this up as an easy weeknight family dinner or make it a meal prep. Either way, I’m certain you will love it!
Ingredients – What You Need
You’ll need 9 ingredients to make this recipe (minus salt & pepper). See below for the full list plus some helpful ingredient tips!
Chicken thighs: this cut of chicken has a lot more moister than chicken breasts which can easily dry out when baked. Use organic bone-in or boneless/skinless thighs.
Potatoes: I recommend baby potatoes for their sweeter flavor and soft texture.
Lemon: the juice and the zest are used for flavor in the sauce!
Rosemary: for fresh herb flavor.
Chicken broth: the base of the sauce!
Oil: to brown the chicken.
Honey: to sweeten the sauce so it’s not sour from the lemon. You can also use maple syrup or agave!
Garlic: fresh garlic for lots of flavor in the broth.
The Lemon Sauce
What makes this recipe complete is the sauce. It is packed with flavor just by using simple pantry ingredients!
For this sauce you really want the lemon to pop, so I recommend using not just the juice but a good amount of lemon zest. This will lock in so much citrus flavor without it being sour. When your chicken is done roasting make sure to drizzle a ton of this lemony herb sauce over your chicken, potatoes, and even some rice served on the side!
How to Make Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken – Step by Step
Add all of the sauce ingredients to a measuring cup and whisk together.
Then halve the baby potatoes and cut lemon slices.
Then sprinkle salt and black pepper over the chicken. In a skillet pan, brown the chicken thighs in olive oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
When chicken is browned, arrange potatoes and lemon slices around the chicken. Then pour all of the lemon rosemary sauce over top. Bake chicken for 30-35 minutes at 425F.
Lock in flavor by Marinating
Take an extra step to make this recipe even more flavorful. Marinate chicken thighs for 30 minutes or more.
Add to a bag or bowl for marinating: lemon juice & zest, chopped rosemary, minced garlic, dijon mustard, and honey (reserve the 1/2 cup of chicken broth for when you roast the chicken). Add chicken thighs to marinade and then place in refrigerator for the desired time until ready to cook.
Tips for Success
- Chicken thighs vs chicken breast – the thigh is a lean cut like breast, but it has so much more moisture and is a lot harder to overcook. The breast is as well a lean cut, but it’s tricky for roasting and can easily dry out unless the timing is perfect. Due to that, I recommend using thighs for this recipe!
- Potato options – use red or white baby potatoes for this recipe cut in halves or medium potatoes cut into fourths. Don’t like white potatoes? Swap and make this recipe with diced sweet potatoes instead.
- Baste before serving – Be sure to baste the chicken and the potatoes with the sauce before serving! Then spoon even more sauce overtop when serving.
- Fresh rosemary instead of dried – If you can, I recommend using fresh rosemary instead of dried. The flavor will be much brighter and more pronounced!
What to Serve with It
Our favorite way to serve this chicken is alongside a grain like brown rice or quinoa, to soak up all that lemon sauce. We also like serving it with roasted vegetables or a colorful salad like this farro salad or Meditteranean chickpea salad.
More Chicken Recipes to Try
Love a good flavorful chicken recipe? You may also be a fan of these recipes we have available on the blog as well!
- Authentic Chicken Parmigiana
- 10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken
- 15-Minute Lemon Chicken Piccata
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
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Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes
Juicy, tender Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken with potatoes and an outstanding lemon-y sauce. All you need is one pan and less than 1 hour to make this wholesome and delicious meal! Perfect for a busy weeknight meal or healthy meal prep.
- 4-6 boneless-skinless chicken thighs
- salt & pepper
- 1 1/2 cups baby potatoes
- 1/2 cup chicken broth low sodium
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon honey maple syrup or agave work too
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
Preheat oven to 425F.
Mix lemon sauce ingredients: Whisk all of lemon sauce ingredients together in a bowl – chicken broth, lemon juice & zest, honey, dijon mustard, garlic, and chopped rosemary. Set aside.
Prep potatoes: wash potatoes, then slice in half (or quarter if larger).
Brown chicken: season chicken thighs with salt and black pepper on both sides. Then in a skillet pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, brown chicken on both sides (2-3 minutes per side). Then remove from heat.
Add potatoes and lemon sauce: In the same pan with browned chicken, add sliced potatoes and lemon slices. Then pour all of lemon sauce over top of ingredients.
Bake: then transfer to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve right away! See notes for serving suggestions.
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LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this dish!! So simple & easy!! I used skinless chicken breasts and it was wonderful. This sauce would be really good mixed with pasta and some shrimp, yummmmm!!
Stacey, thank you SO much. I am thrilled you and your family loved this recipe so much. Thank you for sharing such kind words 🙂
This was amazing. Served it with a side of roasted broccoli. It was so easy and so delicious.
This dish was delish! And easy to make. I had most of the ingredients on hand I will definitely be making this again … and again. Highly recommend.
I made this the other night and it was a knock out, making it again tonight! Easy recipe to follow
woop woop! Thank you, Melanie. I’m really happy to hear it was so well received 🙂
Easy and delicious! I added some carrots and halved fresh Brussel Spouts for a one pot meal. It was a quick weeknight dinner worthy of company. Will definitely make again. Thank you!
I’m so happy to hear it. Thank you so much, John!
Making this for the second time tonight. It’s delicious, quick, and easy! Thank you for a great recipe!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you, Ariana! 🙂
This recipe is really amazing, you made my day. Am searching for this for many days ago. Thank you so much. Keep updating us .
I love this easy chicken recipe. This is looking so easy to make it at home, thank you for sharing it.
its looks mouthwatering delicious recipe.it’s so easy to make at home easily and I must try it. thanks for sharing this amazing appetizing recipe of roasted lemon rosemary.
Making this again today!😋 ❤️❤️❤️ it!
Quick and easy with very common ingredients found in most kitchens. The lemon sauce is out of this world!!!
Thanks so much, Deborah! I’m so glad you loved the sauce. It’s one of my favorites! 🙂
Soooooooooo yummy!! Will definitely be making this regularly.
Thanks so much, Becca! Love to hear it 🙂
Thanks sharing this article about the lemon rosemary skillet chicken
Hey Bethany, this recipe looks so yummy, i’m definitely gonna try it.
I can’t cook. It was easy to follow and amazingly good. Now I have a recipe for company.
Yay! That makes me so happy. I’m so glad this recipe was easy enough and that you enjoyed it! 🙂 win win.
I really love the Lemon sauce. And I found this recipe very easy and delicious. I am waiting to try this Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe. Thanks for sharing such a mouth watering recipe.
Thanks for trying the recipe, Julie! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Another fantastic tasting recipe,thanks bethany
So happy to hear it! Thank you, Brett!
i ordered the cast iron skillet recommended on your site but it’s on backorder 🙁 can I use a glass pan instead? Will the cooking time still be the same? Going to make this for dinner today.
You can roast it in a glass or stainless steal pan! Hope you enjoy it!
Great Recipe, definitely a keeper!
Thank you Sofia! Glad you enjoyed it!
Such a perfect dinner! Going to make it this week!
I think so too! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Hi, Love the combo of lemon and chicken. Never tried this before. But this recipe looks yummy also interesting. So, Can’t wait to make this tonight. Thanks for the sharing this recipe.
Excited to try this! Would you keep the cooking time the same for a bone in thigh? The pic looks to be with skin but the recipe says boneless skinless. Thanks!!
I actually used skin bone in thigh for the pictures! But usually just recommend boneless + skinless. Roasting time is the same for both!
Made this tonight and it was SO delicious! Definitely going into our rotation. My husband commented that it tasted like it could be from a restaurant. Super easy to throw together, too, Thanks for sharing!
Yay!! Thank you, Jackie! We make it quite frequently around here. 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you both enjoyed it!
Thank you, Cindy! It’s one of my favorite chicken recipes.
Thank you! Lemon and chicken really is the best combo. 🙂
Lemon and chicken are always a great combo! Such a great recipe!!
Couldn’t agree more! Thank you!
What a gorgeous looking dinner, I love lemon with chicken – even better all cooked in the one pan!
Right?! Thank you, Hope!
Saving this recipe!! Can’t wait to try it looks so delicious and very easy.
Thank you! Hope you enjoy it 🙂