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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Marinated Lemon chicken with Thyme

Recipe Title:  Marinated Lemon chicken with Thyme
This delicious recipe was inspired by You +1'd this publicly. Undo
Ina Garten ‘The Barefoot Contessa.
4 chicken breasts
1 shallot
1 garlic bulb  (10 cloves)
1 lemon for lemon zest & juice
1 T fresh dried thyme
½ cup olive oil
½ cup white wine
cracked pepper & salt

1.     Rinse chicken under cold running water to remove surface pathogens[i]
2.    Heat olive oil in a saute pot.
3.    Add diced garlic and shallots and simmer until just cooked
4.    Add thyme & dash of salt & cracked pepper
5.    Add zest & juice of 1  lemon
6.    Add white wine & cook for 5-8 minutes more to slightly reduce
7.    Pour olive oil sauce into the bottom of a baking dish
8.    Place chicken breasts onto sauce
9.    Cut up 1 lemon into chunks and add to baking dish.
10.  Cover and store in cooler overnight or as long as you want
11.   Remove from fridge and store at room temperature for a least ½ an hour before cooking time.
12.  Roast chicken in a 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes until the internal temperature (use a probe thermometer) is 165 degrees.
13.  Serve on a bed of quinoa or rice with steamed carrots.

[i] Pathogens are disease causing microbes that cause foodborne illness

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