Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My Simple Lemon Chicken
This past weekend when I went to the farmer's market I picked up quite a bit of fresh lemons and wondered ok, what am I going to do with them? I love lemon in sweet and savory dishes and tonight as I wondered what I was going to do with a package of boneless chicken breasts it occurred to me to make lemon chicken.
Now I have only made it one time before this and totally forgot, so I looked on line at different recipes and realized they had similar ingredients in common, butter, onions, garlic, chicken stock and of course lemons. I already had the butter,onions,garlic and lemons but no chicken stock, but I had beef stock and I thought how would it taste with a little beef stock, so I began preparation of my chicken browning 6 boneless chicken breasts first in a combination of butter and a little olive oil. With chicken browned. I chopped 1/2 onion to brown in pan along with a teaspoon of fresh minced garlic, cooked until translucent I added a small amount of flour to thicken and added 1 cup of beef broth and scrapped the brown bits from the bottom to thicken with the chicken juices, then cut 1 lemon and squeezed into the mixture. and that's it. I put the chicken in a baking pan and poured mixture over chicken and then sliced two more lemons to place on top of chicken. I baked in a 350 oven for 30 minutes.
It came out pretty good, the beef stock just adds a deeper flavor to the sauce and I served it with a bean salad on the side. My husband loved it! Sometimes I like to improvise and take a risk to see what happens and sometimes the outcome is great and sometimes not so good!