Thursday, July 26, 2012

When life gives you lemons...

   ... make lemon chicken! I could not believe how many people read and loved one of my previous posts featuring a chicken dish (Perfect chicken). Just this post alone had over twelve hundred views and it keeps going up (yay)! So I decided to come up with another simple, fast and delicious chicken dinner, that is far from boring. All you need is just a few ingredients and about 40 minutes of time and you can surprise your family or friends with a meal that is exploding with flavor! Lemon and black pepper corn chicken, doesn't it sound interesting? Here is the recipe (serves 4):

*  8 chicken legs
*  3 juicy lemons
*  2 cups white wine
*  2 cups chicken broth
*  1 tbsp black pepper corns
*  1 tbsp fresh mint
*  1-2 tbsp olive oil
*  salt and pepper

1. In a Dutch oven (I love my Dutch oven!!!) heat the olive oil, season chicken legs with salt and pepper and brown on each side.
2. Add wine, chicken broth, zest of two lemons, juice of three lemons, mint and pepper corns. Bring to boil, cover with the lid and transfer into the oven. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes.

   How easy is this? Not only easy, but also super delicious. Fresh, sour and lemony with a little kick from the black pepper. If you are tired of "boring" chicken dishes, give this one a try and I'm sure you will be satisfied!


1 comment:

  1. Oh how I miss lemon chicken...using lemons for savory dishes is not as frequent a dish in our household. It would normally be a lemon pie, or tart or salad dressing. Love that I can offer variety this week. This is such a wonderful dish. A must try!

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