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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

It's no surprise that chicken was on the menu at The Frog & PenguINN again. It's a regular dinner item, as you might know from previous recipe posts. Fish is a close second.

The challenge was to prepare dinner with ingredients readily available without going to the store. I checked online sites for recipes. This one was easily adapted from a couple and it's very easy to prepare. Easy is what we both like. 

Ingredients: boneless chicken breasts, lemons, fresh garlic, rosemary, sea salt, ground pepper, olive oil and butter.

The only "prep" is to marinate the chicken  for 1-2 hours. I used sliced chicken breasts adding olive oil, chopped garlic, chopped fresh rosemary (we have a plant), sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Hint: It's easier to slice frozen chicken breasts to make thinner ones; thankfully, Grenville is expert at this task.)

Next step is to sauté the chicken and then make a lemon sauce
  • Sauté breasts over medium-high heat, turning when lightly browned on each side, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan.
  • Add juice of 2 fresh lemons to pan; slice and reserve 2-3 pieces.
  • Mix lemon juice with pan drippings, then add a couple of slices of butter to lessen some of lemon acidity and because butter is a great flavor enhancer
  • Place chicken back in pan to keep warm.
This rosemary-lemon chicken was served with steamed fresh broccoli and brown rice seasoned with parsley and butter.


Did I mention this was SO very easy?
And a healthy dinner too with leftovers for another meal.

15 comments:

Montanagirl said...

I would really like this. However, I think I've mentioned that my husband has picked up an intense dislike for chicken. Especially since he saw on the news that it's shipped to China for processing, then shipped back.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I checked my list and I have all that is needed, maybe this one hubby may like? Looks good to me!

HOPE you all are staying warm!

Out on the prairie said...

Some of my favorite flavors to add to a bird or new potatoes

William Kendall said...

It looks quite tasty!

Daisy said...

You always make everything look so good!

Ludwig Keck said...

Mmmmm good! I checked our rosemary plant - it came through the freeze alright, but it doesn't look good - all spotty. Will have to wait for spring - or drudge to the store. Come to think of it - I need another lemon anyway ....

NCmountainwoman said...

We eat a lot of chicken and I will definitely try it this way. Thanks

Emma Springfield said...

My mouth is watering. I am going to try this as soon as I can get some fresh rosemary.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good heavens, that looks like it would be something that is served at a high class restaurant. It's beautiful and looks delicious!
Lemon Chicken. I must try it. Saving this recipe!! Thanks!
You, by the way, have been such a wonderful friend to me..online or not. You must meet us if you get to California!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Sure looks scrumptious!...:)JP

Debbie said...

nothing goes better with chicken then lemon. this looks yummy!!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

I make something similar....but not often because Jerry is no fan of Chicken. Sometimes I have Chicken Breast and he has beef. About chicken and Chinese processing, that is why I buy only local Amish bred and produced poultry. So much of the frozen and name chain brands are done up overseas and that makes me very skeptical of their standards. I am hungry now so to get the leftovers going for tonite's dinner

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Mmmmm - that looks good! I'm always trying to think of things to make without running to the store - what a nice combination of ingredients!

Ginnie said...

Sounds scrumpscious ... I have a committment for Tues. night & it includes bringing a dish. THANKS, now I have one I like !

Rebecca said...

Looks delish. I hate dieting. No carbs for the foreseeable future:((

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