Part Freezer-Part Pantry Meal
I froze the chicken breasts in the marinade. I froze the broccoli when on sale. And I used up some potatoes from the pantry to make the fries.
And who says seafood seasoning had to be used on seafood!!!
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Chili French Fries
This flavorful chicken pairs perfectly with fresh cut fries!
Servings - 4 servings
- 3 large chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp seafood seasoning (with lemon pepper and dill)
- 4 large potatoes
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large broccoli heads
- In small bowl, whisk olive oil and lemon juice.
- Add in the seasonings and a few dashes of salt and pepper.
- Whisk and pour over chicken in a glass baking dish. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the chicken.
To Freeze Lemon Pepper Chicken:
- Place the chicken breasts into gallon size freezer baggie. In small bowl, whisk olive oil and lemon juice. Add in the seasonings and a few dashes of salt and pepper. Whisk and pour into freezer baggie. Freeze. Thaw completely in the refrigerator (pull them out the night before you plan to make them!). Place into glass baking dish with marinade. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the chicken.
Chili French Fries
- Wash, peel and cut potatoes into thin French fry strips.
- Add oil and season with chili powder. Toss in bowl
- Spread on to a greased baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, then turn the fries over. Bake another 15-20 minutes. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on how thick you cut your potatoes.
- Steam broccoli in stove-top steamer or in a microwavable bowl covered with plastic wrap with 1/4 cup of water for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve Lemon Pepper Chicken with Chili French Fries and Broccoli.
Those fries look AMAZING (And the chicken doesn’t look bad, either)!
I’ll have to add this to my list of recipes to try… and soon!
Those fries look awesome. I’m baking some boneless chicken tomorrow too. I have not baked much boneless chicken before. Can’t wait to try it. It looks so easy!
I thought the fries looked really yummy and I got a great deal on potatoes so I might have to make them tomorrow. I am going to have to see if I have chili powder. Suggestion to all those lazy cooks out there (or mom’s who forget)- there are these neat pizza trays that have holes in it and it lets the stuff cook on both sides so it is nice because it isn’t such as big deal to flip everything. I use mine for everything!
This recipe looks fantastic, I’d like to give it a try soon. By the way, I have your book, it is really excellent, very good job. I have a large family and I have been frugal for many years, most books aren’t helpful to me but yours really was. Thank you!
We make fries like that alot, except that I cook the potatoes whole in the microwave for a bit first, then cut them into the shape I want, sprinkle with olive oil and seasonings and then they only take 10 of 15 minutes in the oven. It’s much faster and for us it tastes the same. We love fries that way.
Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom says
Good to know about the microwave! Will do that next time I’m in a time crunch!
Erin, I’m curious. Do you buy the brined chicken breasts that come in three pound bags? Or do you buy the all natural ones from the meat department. I find the brined ones moist but sometimes so salty. But then the unbrined are sometimes dry. Your always look so moist and delicious.
Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom says
I buy the fresh ones from the meat dept. I don’t prefer the saltiness of the brined ones 🙂
This meal looks like something our family of 9 will LOVE! I’m going to try it this week AND making a dinner for 9 for under $10 is a great treat because lately that has been quite hard to do!
Karen Hiebert says
do you need to have the seafood spices? Or can you get away with out it? I was thinking of using a veggies and some of the leftover mashed taters from dinner last night. 🙂
Also is there a way to subscribe to a thread so I don’t have to keep checking for the answer?
stella reynolds says
Sounds good ! Going to be my Saturday nite supper.