Friday, February 7, 2014

the joys of chicken

we've been snowed in this week.
ronnie even had tuesday and wednesday off.
you would think that means i would have been blogging a lot.
but no.
i actually found myself watching
a lot of food network.
who else is in love with the pioneer woman?
ronnie even asked me to start recording it.
he is so jealous of their lives.
he would give his first born to own their ranch.
but watching the food network
is actually rubbing off on me.
i am making dinner all the time.
we branched out from from our same ol' recipe routine.
i even told ronnie that i need a lemon zester.
that's right, people.
a lemon zester.
i'm pretty much professional.
tonight made ina's lemon chicken.
here's the recipe:
1/4 C olive oil
3 Tbls minced garlic
1/3 C dry white wine (i used chicken stock)
1 Tbls grated lemon zest
2 Tbls lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp minced thyme
salt and pepper
4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
2 lemons
preheat the oven to 400.
warm the olive oil over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minute. turn off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 tsp salt and pour into a 9x12 dish.
place the chicken skin side up over the sauce. brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.
bake for 40 minutes. sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.

after i took this picture,
i decided to broil it for a few minutes
to make it more brown and crispy.
i think that helped make it look prettier.

snowed in, but well fed.


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