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February 25, 2018

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One-Dish Chicken Dinner

I love a one-dish meal, especially for a weeknight dinner.  This recipe was in my latest Food and Wine Annual Cookbook (I somehow missed it during the year).  It is easy to prepare and is SO flavorful and delicious.  I’ll definitely be coming back to this one again and again.

The addition of wild mushrooms is the game-changer.  They are so scrumptious, and I’ve been a convert to chicken thighs (from dry boring chicken breasts) for sometime now.


(Adapted from Julia Turshen)

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Kosher salt


1/2 cup plus 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil

1 lb mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake and cremini, stemmed and halved if large

1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus slices for garnish
 (or fresh juice)

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

2 TBSP red wine vinegar

1 large garlic clove, minced


I served some sautéed cauliflower rice and steamed broccoli as sides.


Preheat the oven to 450° F, and place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven to heat. Season the chicken generously 
on both sides with salt and pepper.IMG_1251

Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the olive oil onto the hot baking sheet. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the hot sheet and roast for about 5 minutes, until the chicken begins to brown. 

In a medium bowl, toss the mushrooms and lemon slices (or 2 TBSP juice) with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, then carefully scatter 
evenly around the chicken in the oven.

Roast for about 30 minutes, until the mushrooms 
and lemon are browned and the chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the remaining 6 tablespoons of olive oil with the 1/2 cup of parsley, the vinegar and garlic. Season the sauce with salt.

Transfer the chicken, mushrooms and lemon slices to a platter. Drizzle with the sauce and garnish with lemon and parsley, if desired.


 There you have it!  A super easy, yet incredibly delicious meal.  I ended up adding some halved grape tomatoes I needed to use up and splashed some good balsamic vinegar and basil on top.  It was a gorgeous and yummy weeknight dinner!

One thought on “One-Dish Chicken Dinner

  1. Wow, this looks absolutely delicious!! Great post!


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