Friday, April 19, 2013

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Roast Chicken

Easy meals have been on the dinner menu at The Frog & PenguINN the past couple of weeks. Grenville and I have been spending lots of time outdoors (and indoors) working on yard sprucing and minor repairs. That’s WHY easy was our favorite word for mean planning.

Since we eat a lot of chicken and fish, new recipes are always welcome, especially ones that call for ingredients on hand. This one used everything I already had available: lemons, rosemary, garlic cloves and chicken breasts — and it was very easy too.


Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Roast Chicken

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 TBSP fresh rosemary leaves, stripped from stems
  • 3 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 TBSP grill seasoning blend (Montreal Seasoning) OR coarse ground salt and black pepper  (my choice)
  • 1/2 C dry white wine OR chicken broth

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  1. Arrange chicken in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. garlic lemon chicken (2)
  2. Add garlic, rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest and grill seasoning or salt and pepper to the dish.
  3. Toss and coat chicken with all ingredients, then place in oven; roast 20 minutes.
  4. Add wine and lemon juice to dish and combine with pan juices. Return to oven and turn oven off. Let stand 5 minutes longer then remove chicken from the oven.
  5. Place baking dish on trivet and serve, spoon pan juices over chicken pieces.

garlic lemon chicken (4)

Rather than side dishes of rice and veggies, we enjoyed the chicken over a bed of spinach and greens.

Easy cooking (my favorite kind) — delicious and healthy too.


Montanagirl said...


DeniseinVA said...

Thanks so much for this, it looks delicious!

Country Gal said...

Oh looks and sounds YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing will have to give this a try ! Have a good evening !

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am finally getting my appetite back and everything looks SO good.
I wanted to thank you so much for your card and for being so supportive of me during this terrible time. I am trying hard to want to blog again..not an easy task. Visiting equally as difficult.
Anyway..I just wanted to tell you two that I am glad you are in my life..if only in bloggersville.
Hugs to both of you,

Out on the prairie said...

Nice and springy, made me think good with lamb also.

Sandra said...

perfect meal, healthy and delish

Ginnie said...

Sounds wonderful. I am always looking for new recipes for the old standby Chicken.
I have all the ingredients on hand like you do so it will probably be tonight's meal...minus the wine !

Charlotte Wilson said...

Looks wonderful, Dorothy!
I am wondering how your open house went last weekend.

Daisy said...

That looks really good! Easy is my favorite way to cook.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Always looking for what's easy too. But with our winter clinging I have more time to stir around in the kitchen. Just waiting still here to get outside and do the mulch removal, etcx. Snow yesterday 8:00AM, melted by 12:30PM, rain today, sigh.

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