Lemon chicken

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A Fantastic Use for Croutons (That's Not Salad)
Toasted baguette cubes can take a Caesar salad from good to great, and it turns out they can also work their magic in a one-pan chicken-and-vegetables dish, as Kelsey Nixon shows in her cookbook Kitchen Confidence. The croutons add a subtle crunch to the dish, softening slightly as they soak up all the flavor from the meat and vegetables (you can use whatever's in season, from parsnips to sweet potatoes to carrots to sugar snap peas).

Get the recipe: Lemon-Scented Chicken Thighs