Monday, February 6, 2012

Thyme for Chicken

This dinner was so easy and so delicious. You will love it!



LEMON AND THYME CHICKEN BREASTS

INGREDIENTS:

1-2 tbsp olive oil

5-6 cloves of garlic, minced

1/3 cup of chicken broth

Zest from 1 lemon

Juice from 1 lemon

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Two sprigs of fresh thyme

1 lemon cut into 4 wedges

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, making sure not to burn the garlic. Add the chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, and thyme leaves to the pan. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the chicken in the baking dish along with the lemon wedges and the two sprigs of thyme.

Place into the oven and bake, basting occasionally, for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Drizzle the pan sauce on top of the slices of chicken and serve. Enjoy!

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net

Original recipe by the Barefoot Contessa


Radiatori Pasta and Broccoli

Ingredients:
1 head broccoli
1 package radiatori pasta
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Prepare pasta according to directions, drain. Microwave broccoli in a little water until tender. In small pan, cook remaining ingredients, except cheese. Mix seasoned butter broth with cooked pasta and broccoli. Sprinkle on cheese.

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