All-inclusive dinner recipes are a beautiful thing! Meal planning is so much easier when you don’t have to choose a main and a side–it’s already done for you. I’m also a sucker for lemon chicken, so this recipe went onto my must-try list.
The most amazingly moist and tender chicken breasts cooked in foil packets – so easy and packed with tons of flavor!
This is another recipe with easy to find ingredients, and nothing was unusually expensive. I had the mustards, spices, lemon, and olive oil on hand, so I just had to pick up the chicken, potatoes, and parsley. I love those short grocery lists!
The time listed for this recipe was pretty accurate. It listed 40 minutes, and I had my lemon chicken and potatoes ready in 43 minutes. Not bad for a weeknight meal.
The only thing I might change in the process is Step 4. It might be easier to toss the potatoes and olive oil in a mixing bowl instead of on the foil. Not that it was difficult, just a personal preference. I’m thinking it would get the potatoes coated more evenly even though it would create another dish to be washed.
And about the potatoes… Mine cooked unevenly, and some were underdone (I baked everything for the maximum time of 30 minutes). Not inedible, but they were firmer than I like. The chicken was perfect, so I’m hesitant to increase the cooking time. I’m going to try quartering the potatoes next time to make sure they’re all cooked evenly.
I tried this recipe since my original post, and I think I’ve perfected my technique. The potatoes were very tender when I quartered them. I also placed the lemon slices on the potatoes but under the chicken. Both benefitted from the extra lemon flavor.