Wednesday, February 26, 2014

16 Roasted Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Red Potatoes

It's A Boy!!

What??!! When?? How?? 
Don't worry dear readers...I'm NOT trying to fill the nest...but one of my blogger friends is starting to fill hers!
I'm so excited to participate in a virtual baby shower for my blogger buddy Katie.  If you aren't familiar with Katie she has two amazing blogs! One is her cooking blog, Katie's Cucina and the other is my favorite type... a D.I.Y. blog she shares with her handy husband, Sew Woodsy.

Katie and her hubby Jon are expecting their first child, a BOY,  in March.  What better way to get them prepared then with a virtual Baby Shower! Easy meal and craft ideas for a new Mama...(or any Mama because we are all extremely BUSY!)

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Red Potatoes

There is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me.  The thought of a wee newborn and Mama sleeping while Daddy whips up this EASY but Delish dish fills my heart with joy.

I have adapted this dish from the One and Only Martha...it was in an issue of my Fave magazine, Martha Stewart Living you can find the original recipe here.

There is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me. Try this Lemon, Parmesan Chicken it is Easy and Delish!

 Ingredients

It all started  with some beautiful fresh lemons from my neighbors tree.  When Nikki handed me these babies I knew exactly what I wanted to create. 
There is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me. Try this Lemon, Parmesan Chicken it is Easy and Delish!

Grabbed a few more ingredients 
There is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me. Try this Lemon, Parmesan Chicken it is Easy and Delish!
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 pound red potatoes, halved or cut into thirds if large
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken, breast side up, on a baking sheet. Rub with 2 tablespoons oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Place 1 lemon (cut in half) in cavity. Tie legs together with kitchen twine. (if you don't have any...it's okay, I've made it without the twine)

Toss potatoes and 2 tablespoons oil. Scatter potatoes along chicken. Drizzle juice from 1 lemon on chicken and potatoes. (I use this amazing juicing tool from Pampered Chef) Season with salt and pepper.
Roast at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce temperature to 375 degrees and cook for 25 minutes.
There is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me. Try this Lemon, Parmesan Chicken it is Easy and Delish!

Rotate pan, toss potatoes, and cook 25 minutes more until potatoes and chicken are golden brown  (be sure to use a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken's thigh until it reaches 165 degrees) Let chicken and potatoes stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the following:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
After chicken has rested for 10 minutes, brush sauce on chicken and drizzle on potatoes.
YUM!!
A QUICK, EASY and DELICIOUS meal is ready for your hungry family!

There is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me. Try this Lemon, Parmesan Chicken it is Easy and Delish!

Want some more Easy Recipe & Craft Ideas for Busy Families? Click on the links and Head over to visit all my other blogging buddies participating in this Virtual Baby Shower!

Easy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup from The Little Kitchen  
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Cook the Story 
Individual Tortilla Caprese Pizzas from a farmgirl's dabbles 
Easy Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Little Claireification  
Slow Cooker Jambalaya from A Spicy Perspective 
Italian Style Stir Fry from Aggie's Kitchen  
Apricot Chicken from Bombshell Bling  
Easy Baked Spaghetti from Chocolate & Carrots  
Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Meatballs from Cooking with Books  
Baby Boy Subway Art Printable from H2OBungalow  
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake from Inside BruCrew Life  
Asparagus And Leek Quiche from Kokocooks  
Yogurt Blueberry and Honey Smoothie from My Sweet Zepol  
Pesto Parmesan Chicken Salad from Shaken Together  
Easy Kofta Kebabs from Tasty Chomps  
Overnight Oatmeal from The Hungry Housewife  
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup from The Lemon Bowl  
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos from The Nifty Foodie  
DIY Whale Art from While They Snooze  
One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice from Yellow Bliss Road

Best Wishes to Katie and Jon as they await the arrival of their Baby Boy!

What are some of your fave, easy, go to meals?
Leave me a comment and share!
Thanks for Reading!
xoxo







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16 comments:

  1. Looks delicious Sharon - I love the lemon!! This was such a fun little virtual party. Pinning & have a great week! xoxo

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    1. Thanks my dear Claire! This is a great idea!
      Getting lots of inspiration!
      xoxo

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  2. I love the flavors in this dish, Sharon! Thanks so much for joining us to celebrate Katie today!!

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    1. Thanks for organizing this event for Katie!
      Such fun with TONS of inspiration!
      Planning my meals for a while : )
      xoxo

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  3. LOL Sharon you are too cute with that opening sentence! Thank you for surprising me and sharing this delicious recipe! I can't wait to give it a try.

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    1. So excited for you and the hubby Katie!
      This has been a ton of FUN!
      Can't wait to hear when we'll be celebrating his birthday!!
      xoxo

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  4. Sharon... I can't wait to try this. I love using lemon in cooking :) I'm hungry just looking at it! Yummm.

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    1. You will LOVE it Wendi! Let me know what you think after you try it!!
      It is YUMMY!
      xoxo

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  5. Love this. These is nothing better than a nice lemony scented roasted chicken.

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    1. I agree Leslie! The Parm puts it over the top!
      Yum-O
      Thanks for visiting!
      xoxo

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  6. This looks so good! I have that same Le Creuset baking dish and I love it! Thanks so much for joining in on the shower for Katie!

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    1. Julie - That Le Creuset dish was my Pere's - (french for father and what I called my adopted daddy) who was the BEST Cook on Earth! I cherish that dish!!
      Loved participating!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      xoxo

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  7. This looks sooooo goooooood! Whole chicken is going on my menu for this week!

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    1. Yea Emily! Let me know what you think!!
      I LOVE this dish!!!
      xoxo

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  8. Looks so yummylicious!! Can't wait to try it :)

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  9. Oooo....that looks so good. I love lemon with chicken. Pinned. Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Sun. Linkup

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