Meyer Lemon Chicken (Sheet Pan Recipe)

This Meyer Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you need a fast meal idea. Have dinner on the table in no time!

meyer lemon chicken sheet pan recipe

When I shared this easy Meyer lemon centerpiece, I promised a chicken recipe so I could use up all those Meyer lemons. I love the fresh taste that lemons add to chicken, so I came up with an easy sheet pan recipe using chicken tenders, green beans, potatoes, and Meyer lemons.  Sheet pan dinners are the best. One pan means easy clean up!

So…what’s the difference between a Meyer lemon and a regular lemon? First, there is the size. Meyer lemons are smaller, because they are a hybrid grown from the cross-pollination of regular lemons and mandarin oranges. Meyer lemons are a seasonal winter fruit, where regular lemons are always available, all year long. As far as the taste goes, Meyer lemons are sweeter, so they can actually be eaten as is. When peeled and separated, the pieces can be added to salads, smoothies, and desserts.

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Meyer Lemon Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe Tips

  • This is one of those recipes where you can substitute any vegetables for the green beans, and use any potatoes you have on hand. Baking time may need to be adjusted for veggies that take longer to cook.
  • Any kind of chicken can be used. If you have full size breast pieces, just slice them into tenders. If you have bone-in pieces, those take longer to bake, so the cook time will need to be adjusted.
  • If you have time, it works well to let the chicken tenders soak in part of the marinade for 10 to 15 minutes. Divide the marinade by pouring part of it in a separate bowl, and adding the chicken tenders. (Discard this when finished.) Reserve the other part to brush on the green beans and potatoes, and as extra topping for the chicken.
meyer lemon chicken sheet pan recipe

Meyer Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe

This Meyer Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you need a fast meal idea. Have dinner on the table in no time!
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5 from 2 votes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes


  • 4-5 Meyer lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or minced garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 6-8 chicken tenders
  • salt & pepper
  • new or fingerling potatoes (washed and cut into bite size pieces)
  • fresh green beans (washed and ends snapped off)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil.
  • Place potatoes on baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt & pepper.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, honey, and soy sauce.
  • Remove baking pan from oven after 15 minutes.
  • Add green beans and chicken tenders to the pan.
  • Brush everything liberally with olive oil mixture.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste to the chicken and green beans.
  • Place sliced lemon pieces on chicken.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let chicken rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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The next time you need an easy and delicious dinner idea, give this Meyer Lemon Chicken a try. Tweak it to suit your family’s taste, and enjoy!

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  1. Linda Johnston says:

    I am loving the sheet pan meals! So easy. Thanks for this one that adds extra flavor with honey and soy suace. Liking the new look too.

    1. 5 stars
      This recipe is a lemon lover’s dream! So easy to put together, and the flavors are delightful. Those lemon-y potatoes were the star of our meal. Thank you, Ann.

  2. Ann, I prepared Meyer Lemon Sheet Pan Chicken tonight for dinner. I was delicious. I will give it 5 stars. I didn’t have Meyer Lemons, but delicious, anyway. The recipe is printed and pinned on Pinterest. Thank you for your many down-to-earth and doable subjects you feature in your blog. I look forward to reading whatever you are featuring each time I see On Sutton Place in my inbox.
    Stay safe and well.

  3. Ann,

    I am thrilled to be apart of your community and tribe! Your space is a peaceful place for me amongst the business. I made this for dinner tonight…it was easy✅ quick✅ And delish✅✅. Thank you!!!

  4. Lucia Donahower says:

    Hi Ann
    Thank you for this chicken recipe. It looks delicious and easy to make.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Dear Ann,
    I hope you had a beautiful Easter, and want to thank you for so many great ideas leading into Spring!
    Also, thank you for the recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner, we are having that for dinner tonight.😊

  6. Terri Herman says:

    On my list for sure! We are self-isolating with my daughter & fam so we are cooking for 4 adults & 2 children. Bc of this current situation, my daughter & I are meal planning two weeks at a time, utilizing grocery pick up or super early shopping (Fd Lion opens at 6 am).
    We as so many others are cooking more at home so this meal makes my list! Thanks & stay safe!

  7. Hope your Easter was happy and peaceful.

  8. Happy Easter! Thank you for sharing beautiful ideas and good thoughts.


  9. Easter Blessings to you, as well. You always have the right words, peaceful and soothing, as the other reader said. Thank you for the simple dinner idea. Simple is good in these times.

    1. Hi Ann,
      I made your chicken tonight for dinner and it was amazing! I only had one lemon so I used bottled juice and dried parsley but I don’t think it mattered. My husband and I both loved it! Thanks for all your hard work!

  10. Thank you Ann. We have to keep the faith and realize this is a life trial. And we need to remember things will get better

    Pray for the south today. Tornadoes all over the place. I have
    Sisters and brother in Ohio close to you and they had tornadoes and snow one day.

    Luckily God is in control.

    Thank you for sharing and encouragement

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Easter and God Bless. I look forward to each and every post.

  12. Wishing you a peaceful Easter as well. I have enjoyed your ideas for years and have always found them calm and soothing. I especially do at this time. Thank you for all your ideas and posts. He has Risen!