Sunday, March 13, 2011

lemon chicken

i seem to be on a bit of a citrus jag lately

i suspect the reason being

on our back porch
sits a potted lemon tree
it produces exactly 
8 lemons
every other year
we have coaxed coddled and crooned to it
this is its best work
when it produces
i get to work 
this recipe
is really 
a bit of this
smidge of that

really delicious
very lemony
extremely popular
in our house

the best part
freezes well
lemon chicken
(printable recipe)
1 lb chicken breasts
olive oil
1/2 onion--finely chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
juice of 2 large lemons (a bit less if you don't like your chicken really lemony)
1 tsp honey (or more to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
fresh parsley--minced
pound the chicken breasts until they are thin like a cutlet. pat chicken dry.  heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet.  cook eat chicken breast enough to just brown, but not to cook completely through.  remove from skillet and reserve.  add a bit more olive oil and toss in the onion.  cook on medium heat until onion begins to soften. toss in the chicken broth and use tongs or spatula to scrape up all the bits of chicken that stuck to the bottom of the pan.  add the wine, lemon juice and honey. stir to combine, then put the chicken back into the skillet.  simmer on very low until the chicken is cooked through.  serve with the sauce spooned over the chicken. sprinkle a bit of parsley on top.  serve with lemon slices if desired.



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