Anyone who has read my recipes will quickly realize that I love lemon.  I love to cook with lemon, I love candy that is lemon, desserts that are lemon....I think you get the meaning.   I love lemon.  While my son is the complete opposite.  He is a plain jane when it comes to eating.  No sauces, no spices, just simply plain. However, what he doesn't know what bother him.  He loves this chicken.  It is moist and flavorful and my favorite, lemony.  For him I think he believes that it is the garlic he is tasting.  Should I snicker now or later. I prefer the simplicity of this meal but you can add other spices to it or garish it with raw vegetables before cooking.  Another method you might try is using fresh orange juice.  The one thing that I don't do because my son did notice it the first time I made this, I grated lemon peel on it.  Not that it needs it but it is still really good.  You can also add fresh basil or dried basil when you melt the butter.
Endless possibilities.  Hope you enjoy this one.
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Serves 2-4


2-4 Chicken Breasts
2 Lemons, Juiced
2 TBSP minced garlic
3 TBSP Butter 
Salt and Pepper to taste

2 cups cooked rice  

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C or 5 Gas Mark)

  • Juice the two lemons and add to a microwavable safe container, add butter and minced garlic.
  • Heat until butter is melted
  • Arrange Chicken breasts in your dish, single layer
  • Pour melted butter/lemon/garlic over chicken
  • I usually place the squeezed lemons into the s
  • Place into oven uncovered for 45 minutes

Optional:  Add 2 cups raw vegetables of your choice arranged around the chicken

In the meantime cook your rice
  • Instead of water you can use a 50/50 mix of water and chicken broth
  • Ratio of water to rice is 2:1  (4 cups water to 2 cups rice), bring to a boil and then simmer cover until all the water is gone
  • I use a rice cooker.  Ratio is still the same but you do not have to worry about cooking time

Remove chicken from oven when golden brown.  Check for doneness with a meat thermometer.  Chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees F (~75 (73.888) C)
Let rest 5 minutes

Your can make a "gravy" out of the drippings.  Just mix 1 TBSP cornstarch with 2 TBSP of the drippings. Then slowly mix this with the rest of the drippings over a low heat until it starts to thicken, top over the chicken when serving.

Plate over the rice

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

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It's the one you have,
Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. Information is for chicken only based on 1 serving of 1 cup cooked chicken breast.


05/03/2016 2:40am

Mmmm, looks amazing. I want to make it too.


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