Lemon Pepper Chicken Skillet ($10 meal)

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This is such a pretty dish, kinda hard to believe it only cost $10 to make. But it did. I created this recipe for Sweetbay Supermarket and it had to come in under $10. Feeding a family of four can be easy with Sweetbay Supermarkets fresh ingredients and top-quality meats at low prices.

Another thing I love about this dinner is that it is a one dish meal. That means less for me husband to clean πŸ™‚

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Lemon Pepper Chicken Skillet ($10 meal)
Recipe type: main
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Serves: 4
A delicious one pot meal, lemon pepper chicken skillet.
  • 2 lbs. Skin-On Chicken Thighs, about 5 thighs
  • 1½ tablespoon Vegetable Oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 28 oz. package of multi colored potatoes, cut in half (Tasteful Selections Sunrise
  • Melody)
  • 1 Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 small Zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 1 Lemon, cut in 8th’s
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Toss the chicken thighs in 1 tablespoon oil and season lemon pepper
  3. seasoning.
  4. Preheat a large oven safe skillet over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken to the skillet, fat side down and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Toss the potatoes, onion and zucchini in ½ tablespoon oil and season with salt and
  8. pepper.
  9. Cook the vegetables over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  10. Place the chicken over the vegetables and squeeze the lemon over the chicken, add the lemon to the pan.
  11. Roast for 40 minutes or until the juices run clear or the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 180.
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife




  1. 1

    Can’t get much easier than that! Love chicken with lemon to start with and to make it for your family for under $10 is great.
    (Love your Valentine hearts!)

  2. 2

    This is right up my alley – I love lemon/pepper with chicken!

  3. 3

    You amaze me!

  4. 4

    This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..


  5. 5

    Yummy looking meal! I love one dish meals too; not much to clean up and the flavor is always delish.

  6. 6

    Oh man! How I miss publix and sweetbay stores!!!! My fam is in Tampa-Orlando-Ft.Laud Florida and I miss the grocery stores as much as I miss them! =) haha don’t tell them I told you that!

    this looks divine! and GORGEOUS photos!

  7. 7

    and you make it look soooo good hot momma!

  8. 8

    That looks incredible, Leslie!

  9. 9

    I love easy $10 meals. It doesn’t get better than that!

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    Y’know, when I first read the title in my Google reader it wasn’t one that made me jump up and down. But when I took one look at that gorgeous photo and read the ingredients, I did a happy dance! I love one-dish meals and the combination of lemon and pepper is one of my faves!

  11. 11

    Goooorgeous photo! This looks so simple and delicious!

  12. 12

    I love this. This is easy and looks delicious. One dish meal always is my favorite, and I really like roast chicken. πŸ™‚

  13. 13

    Oh that looks good! Lemon chicken is one of my faves, toss it all in one skillet and I’m sold πŸ˜€

  14. 14

    What beautiful photo’s Leslie!! I love lemon pepper with chicken and you are using a cast iron skillet. You go girl! I can’t wait to try this one.

  15. 15

    That dish is gorgeous…. makes me want to make it tonight! I love that it is so inexpensive to make, too!

  16. 16

    Yes, this is so good! Picky husband loved it too! Was able to make extra that night and took two pieces to work. Coworkers loved it too. The meat was so tender and juicy. AND…. I spent $3 more and was able to buy much more chicken thighs. Somehow I knew this was going to be good!