One-Pan Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes
Heat oven to 450°, with a rack in middle position. In a 15 x 10-inch or larger baking dish, add oil, lemon juice, oregano and paprika, season very generously with salt and pepper, and stir. Add potatoes, onion, garlic and chicken. Using your hands, combine well, coating ingredients with as much oil mixture as possible.Advertisement
Spread potatoes and onion across dish and top with chicken, skin side up. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper on chicken and top with lemon slices, if using. (It's a nice touch, but the dish will be fine without it.)
Bake until potatoes are tender and chicken is just cooked through, about 35 minutes. If chicken is cooked but potatoes aren't tender yet, transfer chicken to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Toss potatoes, return them to oven and cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Check seasonings, then serve topped with pan juices (spoon off any excess fat first, if needed). Tip: Serve hot or warm. It will keep, covered, in a 200° oven for about 1 hour.