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lemon pepper seasoning on chicken breast on white plate

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken w/ Loaded Mashed Potatoes

This easy baked lemon pepper chicken recipe only needs 3 ingredients and the loaded mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Anna Hettick

Ingredients

Lemon Pepper Chicken

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 4 small
  • 1-2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • Real salted butter
  • Milk or heavy whipping cream
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

Lemon Pepper Chicken

  1. Trim any skin or fat from the chicken. Generously brush the olive oil over all sides, tops & bottom of the chicken.

  2. Sprinkle half the lemon pepper seasoning onto the bottoms of the chicken breasts.

  3. Place the chicken breasts, bottom side down into a baking pan. For these 2 large sized chicken breasts, I used a square baking pan, when using 4 small-medium breasts you can use a 13x9 inch pan.

  4. Bake the chicken in a 350ยบ oven for 30 minutes. Use a meat thermometer if you aren't comfortable judging when the chicken is done, you don't want it to be over cooked and dried out.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

  1. Peel your potatoes and cut them into chunks. Boil them until they are very tender.

  2. Drain the potatoes in a colander, add the potatoes to a large bowl. Next add about 1/4 -1/3 cup milk and 8 tbsp butter, mash the potatoes well.

  3. Add 1/3 cup sour cream and 1/2 - 1 cup shredded cheese. Mix well.
  4. Mashed potatoes are something that is so easy to make to taste. As you add the milk or cream, the butter, the sour cream, and the cheese, taste after each addition. Add more of anything that feels right. I like my potatoes heavy on the salty/butter flavor.