Greek Lemon Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

Lemon Chicken, Potatoes & Beans

Greek Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans

It's Greek style chicken! French green beans are thinner and more tender than standard green beans and are a better choice. If using standard green beans, add them after 25 minutes and cook for another 20 minutes (still totaling 45 min). - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 2 servings

Greek Lemon Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (2 medium lemons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Main Ingredients:
  • 2 chicken breasts (1/2 to 3/4 pound total) - cut into 1-inch thick strips
  • 3/4 pound red potatoes - cut into 1 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1/2 pound French green beans


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Combine marinade ingredients in a zip top plastic bag.
  3. Add chicken & potatoes and let marinate while oven heats up.
  4. Pour chicken, potatoes & marinade into a 13 x 9-inch non-reactive baking dish. (I use Pyrex)
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  6. Meantime, place the beans in the same plastic bag and coat them with residual marinade.
  7. After 30 minutes, stir in green beans and cook for another 15 minutes.

Note: For softer green beans, add them a few minutes earlier than stated.

37 Comments on "Lemon Chicken, Potatoes & Beans"

  1. Christina

    Holy moly! I’ve made around a dozen recipes from Jenny’s site so far, and never ONCE has anything been disappointing.This recipe is no exception. It was incredible. I felt like it would need pasta or something on the side, but it was a complete and satisfying meal exactly as written! Thank you, Jenny. Your generosity is truly appreciated by so many of us – along with our parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren!

  2. Maureen

    I didn’t think you were supposed to use the marinade the raw chicken was marinated in because it could cause salmonella. I always read where you discard the marinade.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      It’s true that you shouldn’t use marinade from raw chicken to baste during the cooking process but all of this marinade is poured in at the beginning with the raw chicken.

  3. Carol

    Delicious! Have four adult men in my home so I doubled this one. They loved this dish and we had a small dish left over which my son brought to work today and raved about again! Thanks Jenny always looking for easy chicken dishes and this ones a keeper.

  4. Tori Wayne

    The potatoes stole the show… I could have a whole meal of these potatoes, and I usually don’t like potatoes cooked, only mashed. Ill never cook them differently now. That lemon made them the star. The chicken was great and using fresh green beans was super yummy. I will be making this at least once a week from now on!! Thank you Jenny!!!

  5. Patricia

    YUMMY, so very tasty! Thank you for this recipe! It is now at the top of my favorite chicken recipes. I have already made it several times.

  6. Jeannie

    This dish comes together quickly and is delicious.. will be making this again. Wonderful lemony flavor!!

  7. Terry

    Trader Joe’s has frozen French beans, I have never found them fresh in the Northeast, maybe I will try Whole Foods, if not will use frozen ones and hope I don’t screw up this wonderful recipe, Have a wonderful Christmas Jenny, thank you for your great recipes, ????? I finally found Drostes cocoa at a special at my market, it indeed is a better chocolate than I had been using for the one layer chocolate cake that I make once a week, also the chocolate biscotti I make very often

  8. Jeannie

    I am making this as I type .. smell yummy

  9. Diana

    Hi Jenny,
    Have you published a cookbook yet? That would be a great gift to give as well as recieve.. I love your great recipes

    • Tori Wayne

      I second this, I’m printing a bunch off right now, but a cookbook would be awesome!!

  10. JLM

    Thank you for the recipe. Totally agree on the choice of green beans!



  12. Helen Phillips

    Where do you get French Beans, or do you mean French cut beans? The picture looks like whole beans. Thanks. I make your bread too.and love your recipes.

  13. Jeff

    I’ll join all the ladies here in wishing you, yours and everyone, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    I too love your videos and recipes. Always enjoyable. Please keep them coming.

  14. joanne

    Thanks for another great recipe! I will be making this tomorrow night. I’m constantly looking for new things to cook and know that your recipes are always great.

  15. Jewel

    Thank you for another delicious recipe, will try this one this week. All of your recipes that I have made turned out great, loved your cinnamon rolls. Please keep us cooking.

  16. BlueAngel

    Jenny, Thank you for another wonderful recipe. I love seeing a post from you. I always know I’m going to enjoy something special. But, I really do miss your video’s and smiling face. They always lifted my spirits and made me smile. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Awesome New Year.. God Bless..

    • Mihaela

      Me too. I still have lots of your video recipes saved. Until recently I didn’t know there is a Jenny Can Cook site. Now I subscribed and it will be one of the main cooking sites where I will look for the inspiration. Also I would love to have your cookbook if you will ever write one.,

  17. Diane

    Thank you Jenny for taking the time to share recipes with us. We will enjoy this one tomorrow?.

  18. holly reed

    My green bean eating, four year old granddaughter will love this—thanks so much hjr

  19. Mindy

    Yea, another recipe! I miss your YouTube videos, but I’ll take what I can get. Thanks!

  20. Barbara

    Jenny you are the best, loved you on your show and would love to see you with your own cooking show, you are entertaining as ever with the sweetest personality and terrific sense of humor…your recipes aren’t shabby either, they are great!

  21. Diana K

    Looks delicious and simple, thanks Jenny. I’ll likely substitute marjoram for the (stronger) oregano, and maybe some onion along with the garlic (because who doesn’t love onion?). Great idea, I’m all about the easy cooking!
    ~Diana K.

  22. tracy

    Jenny, I am so glad I found you on YouTube TV!! I love your simple kind of cooking and it is so delicious. And I like your tips along the way. Best ever cooking!! And you are such a sweetie. Thank you.

  23. Maria

    Nice to see you again Jenny with another wonderful recipe. I like the one pan meals also. Thank you, looking forward to seeing more from you.

  24. Jill

    Hi Jenny, Thanks for the recipe. I will be making this real soon!!!

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  25. Beth

    How nice to hear from you again! and with this recipe. It is on the menu for this busy week. I have already done your homemade rolls and in the freezer for Christmas gathering. Thanks for all you do.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS ! and a wonderful NEW YEAR !

  26. Sharon

    Jenny. You are a dilight. Looking at the pictures on FB i realize I use to watch you on TV years ago.Loved you then and love you now. Love all your recipes. I love the easy bread you made..Keep the good recipes coming. My husbad watches as well. What a Joy.
    Merry Christmas.

  27. Val B.

    In the accompanying picture, it looks like the chicken breasts have been cut up (probably to match the size of the potatoes), but it doesn’t say to do this in the recipe. Or are the whole breasts somewhere else on the sheet pan?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Thank you for asking as I neglected to indicate the size – I have added that note to the recipe (it’s 1 1/2-inch strips).

    • denise HOSNER

      Val B., it says in the ingredients to cut them.

      • Val B.

        It does now. But, when the recipe originally arrived in my inbox it didn’t indicate that the chicken was to be cut up. However, Jenny graciously replied to my query and corrected the recipe.

  28. Patty

    Looks yummy and easy….a great combination. Have already printed it out.
    Thanks Jenny!
    “Merry Christmas!”

  29. Deb

    This looks absolutely scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Ron

    Thank you for all you have done for us. Enjoy all your good cooking ides.
    Like to watch your cooking on YouTube

  31. Michel

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but it certainly looks tasty and quick and easy to make! Cooking single, you just want simple and easy! Thank you, Jenny!

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