Roasted chicken breasts with potato slices marinated in lemon juice and fresh cilantro.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Marinate the chicken in a mixture of 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/2 of the chopped cilantro for 1 hour.

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  • Mix the rest of the chopped cilantro with the remaining lemon juice. Add the lemon pepper seasoning and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon olive oil into the bottom of a 9 X 12 inch glass baking pan. Layer the potatoes and the chicken in the dish. Pour lemon pepper mixture over. Cover.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake for 10 minutes more.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; 9.3 g total fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 370 mg sodium. 54.3 g carbohydrates; 47 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004
We really liked this although took the advice from the previous reviewer and cut back on the juice and lemon pepper a bit. We also boiled the potato slices for about 4 minutes before we put them in the pan and they turned out perfectly. The chicken comes out very tender and with a good flavor. If you want some color on the chicken you'd better brush it with a bit of butter after you uncover it and then bake it for the 10 uncovered minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/19/2007
Ohh I really wanted this to work. I love cilantro and lemon chicken but this was just to much. To much cilantro to much lemon. Funny thing is I even halfed everything and still to much. I soaked the potatoes and they still didn't cook right. I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004
We really liked this although took the advice from the previous reviewer and cut back on the juice and lemon pepper a bit. We also boiled the potato slices for about 4 minutes before we put them in the pan and they turned out perfectly. The chicken comes out very tender and with a good flavor. If you want some color on the chicken you'd better brush it with a bit of butter after you uncover it and then bake it for the 10 uncovered minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004
We really liked this although took the advice from the previous reviewer and cut back on the juice and lemon pepper a bit. We also boiled the potato slices for about 4 minutes before we put them in the pan and they turned out perfectly. The chicken comes out very tender and with a good flavor. If you want some color on the chicken you'd better brush it with a bit of butter after you uncover it and then bake it for the 10 uncovered minutes. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/19/2007
Ohh I really wanted this to work. I love cilantro and lemon chicken but this was just to much. To much cilantro to much lemon. Funny thing is I even halfed everything and still to much. I soaked the potatoes and they still didn't cook right. I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
Took the advice of two reviewers and 1) prepared this on the stovetop and 2) sprinkled Old Bay seasoning on the whole chicken breast prior to browning in a combo of butter and olive oil. I boiled new red potatoes and added them to the skillet to absorb the flavors of the lemon juice and cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
OMG...This was an absolutely delish recipe....yes we cut the lemon juice down and I added extra cilantro. I also sprinkled Old Bay over it all instead of using lemon-pepper and it was so yum...even the kiddos loved it...I recommend this to anyone who loves chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2008
I've tried several recipes before with meat and potatoes in the same dish and the potatoes are always undercooked unless I cook them prior to putting in the pan with the rest of the ingredients. So that's what I did--I cubed the potatoes instead of slicing and cooked in microwave about six minutes until they were practically cooked. I then just added to the chicken coated with the mixture and baked as directed. I like the flavors in this recipe but they are strong. So if you aren't a big fan of lemon or lemon pepper I wouldn't try this. To be fair though I did marinate my chicken overnight bc it was frozen so I defrosted it in the lemon cilantro marinade. Also I think this makes a lot. I scaled down to one serving but only used one chicken breast bc bf is gone this week and I have enough for leftovers. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
I made this recipe minus the pepper... and it was fine. I do not know that that reviewer who gave it a 1 was thinking! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2008
I made this with basmati rice instead of potatoes. I baked the chicken and put some of the lemon juice and half of the cilantro in the rice. I should have used the entire bunch of cilantro (I halved it due to other comments)and I'll use lime in the future. I really could have used an entire bunch of cilantro in the rice alone and then another 1/2 a bunch in the marinade. My family eats a LOT of cilantro (3-6 bunches a week) so we can go pretty heavy on the cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2011
NOT RECOMMENDED! I was excited to find this dish as I always have Chicken breast in the fridge and had a bunch of cilantro left over from a previous recipie. I could forgive the potatoes coming out underdone but the lemon and cilantro did not play well together and combined for an overpowering flavor that none of us were fond of. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2009
You don't need to make alternations to this recipe! Read More
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