Recipe: Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken with Veggies

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Have you ever gone to the grocery store, picked out a ton of fresh fruits, veggies, and meats, promised yourself you’re going to cook them, brought them home, put them away, and never looked at them again? Blehh… Crap. Guilty. I need to get my sheeit together. Why am I so easily distracted?
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Ever since Netflix decided to add Friends to their live stream, I haven’t been able to get anything done; although at least I’m managing to stay on top of my homework despite my rotting groceries. It’s such an amusing TV show. I never had the opportunity to watch it when I was younger, but recently I discovered that I may be addicted.

Unfortunately, my dear friend Netflix hasn’t been the only thing ruining my productivity. I’ve been on bed rest for days– I keep having to cancel plans because my neck is being a lil’ baybuhh and requiring all kinds of extra support. I woke up the other day with a yucky kink in my neck and it has become increasingly excruciating over the past three days. Rawr. In an effort to feed myself last night, I tossed these ingredients together for a delightfully simple meal that took less than five minutes to put together. Then went straight back to my bed so I could nurse my poor neck back to health.
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This chicken dish is very healthy and turned out so yummy. It was super moist (which sometimes can be difficult with baked chicken) and I was able to reheat and enjoy some in my lunch today at work! Oh– AND my neck is finally showing signs of improvement. Double win.
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Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken with Veggies
makes two servings, takes five minutes to put together and an hour to bake

2 chicken breasts
2 red potatoes, cut into wedges
1 onion, sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 lemon (for squeezing)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning herb medley
salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the chicken and vegetables in the bottom of a glass, oven-safe baking dish. Add the seasoning, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Squeeze the lemon over the dish. Move/flip all the ingredients around so that they are all lightly coated in olive oil and the seasoning. Cover the dish with a piece of foil and place in the oven for 50 minutes to an hour. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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