Make This Tonight: One-Dish Lemony Chicken, Artichoke and Potato Bake

An easy dinner with an easy cleanup, too.

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

On beautifully warm, breezy and fragrant spring evenings, “What’s for dinner?” is literally the last thing on my mind. But we all know that to eat healthy you need to spend more time in your kitchen and less time dining out so, during this time of  year, I’m constantly on the lookout for meals that not only come together quickly, but yield very little cleanup. Interested in an easy one-dish meal that tastes great and keeps on you on track for bathing suit season? That’s what I thought.

By using canned artichokes you cut down the work by, like, a thousand percent (who has time to prep artichoke hearts when the weather’s this nice?) The lemon reduces the need for salt and brightens the flavor, making it perfect for spring. Serve with grilled asparagus for a plate that’s rich in color and flavor.

One-Dish Lemony Chicken, Artichoke and Potato Bake
Makes four servings

1 large lemon
4 Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 (8.5 oz.) can artichoke hearts packed in water
1 1/2 lb. baby red skin potatoes, quartered
1 1/2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 heaping tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil (for easier clean up).

2. Zest lemon and then cut into wedges. Place zest, lemon wedges, chicken, garlic, potatoes, thyme and olive oil into a large bowl. Mix to combine.

3. Dump mixture into prepared pan.

4. Sprinkle mixture with salt and pepper.

5. Bake for 45 minutes, turning chicken and potatoes half way through.

6. Upon removing from the oven, remove lemon wedges, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Per serving: 398 calories, 12.2 fat grams, 121 milligrams cholesterol, 578 milligrams sodium, 1283 milligrams potassium, 37.8 grams carbohydrates, 7.2 grams dietary fiber, 2.7 grams sugar, 38.6 grams protein.


Becca Boyd is a wife and mom who creates healthy and delicious recipes in her West Chester kitchen. She blogs about them on her website, Home Beccanomics.

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