Walked by my huge fragrant Rosemary bush today and decided, whatever I make today will have to have lots of Rosemary!
I had 3 nice fat chicken breasts in the fridge so decided that was it, tonight we are having Garlic Rosemary & Lemon Chicken!
Out came the following ingredients:
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup of rosemary
- 1 lemon zest and juice
- salt and pepper
- chicken stock
- 2 1/2 lbs of chicken breasts
I sliced the chicken breast in big thick slices, the thicker you cut them, the juicier they stay :-). Placed my chicken in a pan.
After peeling my garlic cloves, I used my handy dandy garlic press and added that to the chicken, together with a 1/4 cup of rosemary and rind of a lemon.
Drizzled it with some aromatic rosemary olive oil and tossed it nicely before putting it into a 450 deg F oven for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, I pulled it out, gave it a nice toss, added 1/2 cup of chicken stock and juice of 1 lemon and put it back in the oven. Turned oven off and let it rest in there for another 5 minutes.
While the chicken was resting, I placed my newly discovered bag of petite sweet potatoes by Green Giant in the microwave for 8 minutes and presto! Dinner is ready for the lovely hubby and I <3
Best part of it is that for once, I have leftovers to take to work for lunch tomorrow, now there we have it, 2 meals for the price of 1 🙂
PS: Next time I make this I am going to quickly sear the chicken to give it a little more color as it looked a bit anemic for my taste!