Sunday, March 27, 2011

lemon roasted chicken

i don't usually plan meals on the weekends.. i expect pete to take me out.. but sometimes when we have a busy day around the house that just doesn't pan out.. so around 2:00 i realized dinner out was not in the cards for tonight so i took out chicken to roast.. sent patrick (shell's bo) to the grocery store to get 6 lemons and well dinner was in the works.. i was glad we didn't end up going out we had unexpected visitors.. pete's parents stopped by for a chat and a glass of wine.. (well not me i am allergic to wine) i just heard all you folks give a collective "aww" for me since i am allergic to wine.. don't feel bad i can't drink wine if you want to feel bad for me you should feel sorry for me because i am also allergic to caffeine.. yes no caffeine.. so no coffee, no starbucks and no soda.. but hey i can drink water and beer.. what more does a girl need right? ha jake also stopped by for a *bleh* cigar and visit with us by the firepit after a hard day of work..(for those that know me and have known me.. yes jake is about to be 21 in a few weeks.. he is a full time college student, has a full time job at the golf course and a place of his own.. yes you can all feel old now because i know i do..) so i put the chicken in when pete's parents arrived and well 90 minutes later when jake left dinner was ready and the house smelled amazing!! This recipe was inspired by Suzanne Somer's Eat Great and Lose Weight cook book..


lemon roasted chicken



prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 25 minutes
servings: 4

ingredients:

6 chicken legs
6 chicken thighs
1 sweet onion, roughly chopped
6 lemons
10 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper


preheat oven to 300 (f) place the chicken in a toasting pan.. add onions.. squeeze the juice from the lemons and pour all over the chicken.. then rub each piece with the garlic.. salt and pepper.. roast for 90 minutes.. or until chicken cooked all the way through.. to serve pour the lemony garlic juice over chicken and onions.. we had ours with baked cauliflower.. i made the cauliflower using this recipe here then put in a casserole dish added parmesan shavings and baked at 350 for 20 minutes..

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