Weeknight Dinner: Lemon Chicken

Posted on by Jennie

Jeff and I (read: I) decided to do a cleanse in January, which includes no white flour and no processed foods. That means no pasta and no white rice. After brainstorming a few meals that I realized we couldn’t have (quesadillas? Nope…no tortillas!) I realized we could have potatoes, delicious green beans, and lemony chicken.


So I whipped up lemon chicken for Jeff and I (and Corelyn and Mary, who also happened to be over!) I used the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe, because my mom has made it before and I knew it’d be a hit. (I was right.)

Basically, just take olive oil, saute a TON of garlic in it, remove from heat, and add some white wine, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Then, pour that into a baking dish, put your chicken on top, add more s/p, lemon slices, and a drizzle of olive oil, and stick it in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400. You’ll have juicy, delicious chicken that is quite lemony, indeed!

DSC_5134For the potatoes, we use olive oil, s/p, and maybe cumin, and simply steam the green beans for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. What is your go-to chicken breast recipe?



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