Last week, I pinned some scrumptiousness to share with you because I hadn’t cooked anything that was picture worthy :-) Remember I told you I was going to try the Barefoot Contessa’s Lemon Chicken recipe? Well I did. I tried it. And let’s just say it was so awesome, that hubby kissed me and did a happy dance. We are serious foodies in my house. It’s really quite funny. Anywho. Look how pretty it is!
Now for the recipe. You’ve got to try this. It is so easy to make.
Lemon Chicken Breast (Serves 4)
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
1½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on (6 to 8 ounces each)
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 minute 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 9 X 12-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.
I just want to thank Ina Garten for this yumminess. We had our chicken with perfect mashed potatoes and a green salad. Praise the Lord, amen!
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