Lemon Garlic Chicken

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  • Do you enjoy lemon? Garlic? Honey? Then Lemon Garlic Chicken should be your dinner tonight! For this recipe, I participated in a “lemon challenge” although maybe challenge isn’t the right word, more of a creative effort.  Ten bloggers were asked to come up with mind blowing lemon recipes to share with each other and our readers. Make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom to see the other fabulous 9 recipes! 

    Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe- the best lemon chicken recipe out there. Garlic and honey make this sauce bright and tasty! Serve lemon chicken over pasta, rice or toasted couscous. www.savoryexperiments.com

    Fresh lemon juice, honey and garlic create a bright sauce without having overwhelming flavors from any individual flavor. This is a great recipe to make for a crowd, just brown chicken ahead of time, cover with sauce and reheat in the oven before serving. I enjoy my Lemon Garlic Chicken over Toasted Couscous because it really soaks up additional sauce and nuggets of mild garlic, but you can also serve it with angel hair pasta or rice.

    Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe- the best lemon chicken recipe out there. Garlic and honey make this sauce bright and tasty! Serve lemon chicken over pasta, rice or toasted couscous. www.savoryexperiments.com

    Although 6 cloves of garlic seems like overkill, it really isn’t. Did you know how much flavor garlic emits is based on how many of its membranes are ruptured? Slice or dice garlic and it will be milder than minced or crushed. Cooking garlic also tames the bite.  

    Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe- the best lemon chicken recipe out there. Garlic and honey make this sauce bright and tasty! Serve lemon chicken over pasta, rice or toasted couscous. www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe- the best lemon chicken recipe out there. Garlic and honey make this sauce bright and tasty! Serve lemon chicken over pasta, rice or toasted couscous. www.savoryexperiments.com
    Lemon Garlic Chicken
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
     
    Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe- the best lemon chicken recipe out there. Garlic and honey make this sauce bright and tasty! Serve lemon chicken over pasta, rice or toasted couscous.
    Servings: 4
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 4 chicken pieces I used thighs and drumsticks
    • Fine sea salt & ground black pepper
    • 6 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
    • 2 lemons
    • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more for browning
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley hand torn
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • Toasted Couscous
    • Lemons Slices for garnish
    • Scallions chopped for garnish
    • Maldon sea salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Season chicken pieces with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Set aside at room temperature while you prepare the sauce.
    3. In a small bowl, combine garlic, the zest and juice from 2 fresh lemons, honey, extra virgin olive oil, water, smoked paprika and parsley. Whisk and set aside.
    4. Heat 2-3 tablespoons additional olive oil in a large, oven proof or cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces, allowing to brown on all sides, turning frequently so they do not stick, approximately 2 minutes on each side.
    5. Add white wine, being careful of the smoke that this will create. The white wine will loosen brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Whisk in reserved lemon garlic and honey sauce, spooning over chicken.
    6. Place skillet in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove, turning chicken and drizzling with remaining 2 tablespoons honey. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until juices run clear.
    7. Serve over Toasted Couscous, angel hair pasta or rice. Garnish with lemon slices, scallions and Maldon sea salt.

    Check out all the other lovely lemon recipes below from bloggers who took part in our 30 Day Lemon Challenge.

    11 Freshly Squeezed Lemon Recipes- recipes using fresh lemons from the best bloggers out there! www.savoryexperiments.com

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