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How to Make The Perfect Chicken Dinner

Updated on May 3, 2012
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Many people I know get frustrated about making dinner. They would rather get takeout or eat out of a can or box. They feel that making a homemade dinner is too elaborate, pricey and difficult. They think it takes hours, but if you know what to do it’s simple and easy. Good, healthy food can be quick and inexpensive to make. This is a recipe for a complete chicken dinner for four. It’s simple quick and easy; made in about an hour.

On The Menu:

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Red Onion, Baby Carrots, Bell Pepper and served with Mashed Red Potatoes.


1-2 teaspoons olive oil

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

4 Garlic cloves, minced

l Lemon, sliced into 1/4 inch rings

½ to 1 Tablespoon Oregano

¼ to ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


1 medium red onion, sliced

1 cup baby carrots or 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces

1 green bell pepper, julienned


4-6 red potatoes cut into quarters (leave skins on)

½ a stick (4 tablespoons) Butter

1 Teaspoon Pepper

½ cup milk


1. Spread the olive oil in the bottom of a large 13x9 baking/casserole dish.

2. Put in chicken, onions, carrots and peppers.

3. Put in garlic, oregano, and pepper evenly over the chicken.

4. Put lemon slices onto chicken.

5. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree f oven for 45 minutes.

6. Boil potatoes while chicken is baking.

7. When potatoes are fork tender, drain and mash with butter and milk.

8. Season mashed potatoes with pepper.

9. Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before serving.

10. Serve one chicken breast per plate with potatoes, onions, carrots and peppers.


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    • Edgar Arkham profile image

      Edgar Arkham 6 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading, and thanks for the interest in the recipe. It's very easy and no stress. Thanks again!

    • dinkan53 profile image

      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      Cooking is my hobby and I love to cook and more over like to do many experiments. Thanks for the recipe and I will try to make it Friday as my friends are visiting me. Rated up and interesting.