Wednesday, December 12, 2012

take my word for it wednesday.. easy lemon-garlic chicken..


this dish was sooo good.. it was totally inspired by this recipe here.. we loved it.. i didn't change much of it at all.. so you need to take my word for it even though the photo isn't great.. this was worth making!! very very good..

easy lemon-garlic chicken

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 45 minutes
servings: 4

1.5 lbs chicken thighs, skin on and bone in, trimmed of excess fat
1 tblsp. mustard
zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. italian seasoning
salt and pepper
1 tblsp. olive oil
1 1/4 cup chicken stock
1 tblsp. butter
olive oil

heat oven to 400 degrees {f}.. whisk mustard, lemon zest, minced garlic, italian seasoning and 1 tblsp. of olive oil together in a small bowl.. brush chicken with mixture on both sides.. two twirls around a large oven safe skillet with your olive oil.. heat over medium heat.. combine your lemon juice and chicken stock and set aside.. add chicken skin side down into hot pan.. cook 2 to 3 minutes or until skin is a golden brown.. when you go to turn it if it's still sticking to the bottom it's not ready.. once ready flip the chicken over and cook another 2-3 minutes.. add chicken/lemon mixture.. turn off stove and add chicken to the oven uncovered for 25-30 minutes.. you want your chicken an internal temperature of 175 degrees {f}.. remove pan from oven and remove chicken and put on a plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm.. the liquid that is still in the pan heat on the stove over a medium high heat to rapid simmer.. add butter and whisk.. reduce heat and add chicken back and serve... we had it with rice and broccoli.. very good..

enjoy and get cook'n!!!

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