Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Though this recipe is called an Easy lemon chicken recipe, the dish served with mashed vegetables and potato mash will make your friends crave for this moist and juicy dish whenever they visit you. This could be made with chicken boneless or bone- in and good for making with chicken breast. The preparation time required for this dish is about fifteen minutes and cooking time is 30 minutes. The dish bursts with flavor when herbs are added along with garlic and mustard. The dish could yield to four servings.

Ingredients required

  • Chicken 1 1/2 lbs, boneless/ bone-in, excess fat trimmed of
  • 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 21 1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 Garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Preparation method

    Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees F

    Rub for the chicken can easily be prepared by combining a teaspoon of lemon zest, thyme, mustard, a tablespoon of olive oil and salt in a small bowl. Coat the chicken on both the side with the rub to cover fully. Use another bowl, mix lemon juice, chicken stock and the remaining lemon zest and set aside. The remaining oil should be heated in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat and fry the smashed garlic for about a minute until you smell garlic and the edges are browned. Remove and discard the garlic, but retain the oil.

    Add the chicken to the oil and cook for about 3 minutes until the chicken skin become golden brown in color. Flipping the chicken, add the lemon juice mixture, stir and slide the pan into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, for the chicken to be fully cooked. You can also insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken and if it reads 175 degree F, consider the chicken as fully cooked. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove the chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Heat the left over liquid in the pan over medium heat and let it simmer. Mix the flour and butter in a small bowl to make a dry and crumbly paste and toss into the sauce to look glossy and become thick. Add the chicken back to the pan and serve the chicken.

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