Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Recipe:

1/4 cup good olive oil

3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)

1/3 cup dry white wine

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on

1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minutes but don't allow the garlic to turn brown. Off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9x12-inch baking dish.

Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned. If the chicken isn't browned enough, put it under the broiler for 2 minutes. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.

This recipe comes from Ina Garten "How Easy Is That" cookbook.

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7 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This sounds great! I love lemon and really need to cook with it more:@)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I made a similar chicken recently and it was great! Love lemon with chicken!!

Kristen said...

I love how lemon brightens the flavor of savory dishes. That chicken looks wonderful!

Miz Helen said...

We just love lemon with chicken and your recipe looks fabulous. We will sure give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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Devi McDonald said...

Yum! This sounds so good!

Devi
http://diddlesanddumplings.blogspot.com

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