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Lemon Chicken Breasts (Ina Garten)

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Lemon Chicken Breasts (Ina Garten)

<p>This recipe comes from Ina Garten&#8217;s most recent cookbook 'How Easy Is That?&#8221; She&#8217;s right. This is a very simple, and flavorful way to service chicken. I used chicken breasts, bone-in, so I adapted the recipe a little bit by searing the chicken before baking them in a lemon-garlic-herb infused sauce. Using boneless chicken breasts would be easier, if you don&#8217;t mind the extra cost. <br />Excellent recipe, especially served with brown rice to absorb all that extra flavorful sauce.</p>

Ingredients

¼ cup good olive oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)
cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on (6 to 8 ounces each)
1 lemon

Directions

<p>Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.</p> <p>Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minute but don&#8217;t allow the garlic to turn brown. Off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish.</p> <p>Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce**. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. **NOTE: Because I used chicken breasts, bone-in, I quickly seared them before adding them to the sauce. </p> <p>Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.</p> <p>Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned.</p> If the chicken isn&#8217;t browned enough, put it under the broiler for 2 minutes. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. <p>Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.</p>

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