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30 Minute Honey Lemon Chicken and Potato Skillet

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

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Honey Lemon Chicken and Potato Skillet: chicken and potatoes are cooked together in one skillet, then simmered in an easy homemade honey lemon sauce, ready in 30 minutes!

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It’s my favorite day of the month again: 30 Minute Thursday!

Friends, I need these 30 minute meals. Trust me.

overhead image of honey lemon chicken and potato skillet with fresh lemon slices on top

Today was just one of Those Days. You know?

I set the timer on the microwave for 30 minutes when I was going to start making this chicken and potato skillet. I’ve been dreaming up variations of this Baked Honey Lemon Chicken ever since, and I knew I wanted to do a quicker version made on the stove top. I figured if I could add some veggies I could turn it into a complete meal, which is basically the most perfect thing in my mind.

white skillet with honey lemon chicken and potatoes with green beans and carrots

So about 10 minutes in, I have my chicken and potatoes in the skillet and my kids (1 and almost 4) are upstairs playing in my oldest girl’s bedroom. My littlest girl (15 months) can easily go up and down the stairs on her own so we let her roam free, and my oldest girl is pretty good at keeping an eye out for her.

But then I hear a thump.

And I leave everything on the stove and run up to console my littlest girl who has just fallen off the bed where they were playing. And continue cooking with her on my hip.

Moms of toddlers, I know you know what I’m talking about. Cooking with only one free hand is not the easiest thing! But we made it, and I shut the stove off at 28 minutes and high-fived myself.

What I love most about these 30 minute meals? Most of the time I’m talking 30 minutes plus active baby-rescuing-owie-kissing-time, which means someone with the freedom to cook alone in the kitchen will have no problem.

This skillet is quite saucy — we like sauce! If you just want enough to thinly coat your chicken and veg, you can likely reduce the amounts by half.

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30 Minute Honey Lemon Chicken and Potato Skillet

Honey Lemon Chicken and Potato Skillet: chicken and potatoes are cooked together in one skillet, then simmered in an easy homemade honey lemon sauce, ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 330kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • salt
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 pound potatoes thinly sliced (about 3 cups sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables of choice I used green beans, snap peas and carrots

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until just browned on the outside (2-3 minutes)
  • Add potatoes, stir, cover and cook while you prepare the sauce (about 5 minutes).
  • Combine butter, garlic, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, chicken broth and corn starch with a whisk. Stir into chicken and potatoes. Cook another 8-10 minutes over medium heat, covered, until potatoes are tender and sauce is thickened.
  • Stir in vegetables. Cover and turn off heat, waiting 2-3 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Notes

*Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says

    Awww I totally hear you on that, except Kai is TOO HEAVY now for me to hold with one arm! So mostly it’s cooking with a toddler clinging to my leg screaming “up!!! up!!!! UP!!!!” LOL. This skillet has my name all over it. Love the honey lemon flavors you have in there 🙂

  2. Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says

    It is rare that I cook dinner without at least one of my kids needing me for something! 30 minute meals are a lifesaver around here, and I love that this one pot meal saves me some dishes, too! I’m loving lemon right now so this looks right up my alley!

  3. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I totally am with you on the cooking with a child on your hip! Or wrapped around your leg! I wish I had more 30 minute recipes when I was juggling work and kids and the household chores and pets…not to mention yard work. I would do it all over again! 🙂

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Oh definitely! Things are sure crazy right now but I would never change it! Sometimes the household stuff just waits a little longer than normal…. Lol! Thanks Dorothy!

  4. Rachel @ Bakerita says

    Yesss I love 30 minute Thursday and all the deliciousness that floods my Feedly! I’m totally making this soon – I have everything but the chicken and I live for all things lemon-y. And yay for LOTS of sauce! 😀

  5. marcie says

    Cooking with kids running around is no easy feat — even 30 minute meals can seem too long I’m sure. haha I love this meal and we like things very saucy too. This looks delicious, Ashley!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    30 minute Thursday meals are so great, especially since we’re THIS close to Friday and my love for cooking is ready to call it quits with Friday night pizza! 🙂 This chicken looks delicious! Love the potatoes and that sauce, too!

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