Remember how I told you I love lemon?? The other night, I wanted to make a healthy but romantic dinner for Aaron and I. You know what I mean, a meal that takes a little more time and love to create. ;o) I had bought a huge pack of chicken breasts on sale to use for a few meals and thought of the whole roasted chicken that I like to cook for special meals. It’s kind of a version of Ina Garten’s engagement chicken. Ok, it IS Ina Garten’s recipe and it DID work. For real, I made Aaron engagement chicken one Valentine’s day and we were engaged on March 23. That shit works!
Anyway, I subbed Thyme for Rosemary, but most of the elements were the same.
Lemon Thyme Chicken
1 lb Chicken breast
2 lemons, juiced, zested and quartered
6 cloves of garlic
3/4c chicken broth
bunch of thyme
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp oregano
Preheat oven to 400*. Sautee onions in olive oil and add garlic for the last few minutes. Add broth, seasonings and lemon juice and zest to saucepan and then pour into baking dish. Top with chicken and a few extra sprigs of thyme, add the quartered lemons and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken juices run clear. (I use a meat thermometer to tell me when it’s done). Serve with roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts for a wholesome meal. Bon Appetit!
You probably have learned by now that my photography skills suck. This picture was taken after my husband had already served himself, and it’s not especially pretty, but it tasted damn good!