‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Lemon Thyme Chicken and Potato Recipe

The Pioneer Woman has the perfect meal if you’re craving an easy chicken recipe. Ree Drummond shows home cooks how to make her delicious lemon thyme chicken and potato recipe. It has chicken, potatoes, vegetables and lots of flavor. Here’s how to make Drummond’s delicious griddle meal.

Ree Drummond Lemon Thyme Chicken and Potato Skillet

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Drummond refers to his Lemon Thyme Chicken and Potatoes as a “one-skillet wonder.” According to her, roast chicken is always an elegant meal to serve to guests. Drummond says it’s not a “crazy off the beaten path” recipe, but it’s a “crazy delicious” recipe.

How to make Ree Drummond’s Lemon Thyme Chicken and Potatoes

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Drummond begins by preparing a marinade to incorporate the chicken into. She mixes olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh thyme leaves, salt and pepper in a bowl.

For this recipe, Drummond uses bone-in chicken thighs with the skin still on. She adds red potatoes that she cuts in half, as well as sliced ​​red onions, on the plate. Then she adds lemon wedges.

Drummond pours the marinade over the chicken and vegetables. She uses her hands to mix everything and mix the ingredients. She says mixing everything together allows the juices from the chicken to coat the vegetables and onions.

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Drummond says it’s important to make sure there’s enough space between the chicken pieces so they cook properly. Then she places the baking sheet in the oven. Drummond bakes the chicken and potatoes at 425 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

Then Drummond transfers the contents of the plate to a tray. Shen then takes the lemon wedges and squeezes the lemon juice over the chicken. “So, fish the lemon from here and just squeeze out the juice that’s left over,” says Drummond.

Drummond says you can also pour some of the pan juices over the chicken. However, she cautions against putting too much juice on the chicken because of all the fat.


For the finishing touch, Drummond places thyme leaves over the chicken and around the plate. “I think thyme is one of the most beautiful herbs,” says Drummond. “It’s so light and slightly curly.”

After placing the thyme, Drummond adds parsley. “It’s so simple,” says Drummond. “It’s basically chicken, potatoes and onions. But it all depends on the seasoning, how you cook it and, of course, how you present it.

Ree Drummond’s Hob Recipes

Drummond has many baking sheet recipes. A plate meal she recently made was plate gnocchi. She uses store-bought gnocchi to speed up the process. Some of the ingredients Drummond uses for this recipe are pesto, olive oil, peppers, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes.

Drummond says she turns to griddle meals when she needs to whip something up on the fly. “During the pandemic, I got a little exhausted in the kitchen because there were so many kids around,” Drummond said during an interview on the Today show.

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