Saturday, March 25, 2017

Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken #sundaysupper

Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken
Spring signifies the ending of citrus season in Arizona. The weather is heating up and the fruit needs to be removed from our trees. We literally pick bags and bags of grapefruit and lemons. Since there are so many citrus trees in our neighborhood, many of us set out our extra fruit in front of our homes. This way other neighbors and passerby’s can pick and choose what they want.

Lemon is the theme of this week’s Sunday Supper club. Since chicken is traditionally the norm for our Sunday dinner and lemon pairs so well with it I decided to prepare a family favorite. Leftovers are always great for lunch the next day. Chicken is perfect cold on a salad or sandwich. This time I paired my chicken with roasted lemon fingerling potatoes and steamed green beans. Savor the season by taking the time to enjoy family and friends. xo

*Roasting the lemon slices adds extra flavor and is perfect for garnish.

This week the host of the #SundaySupper Movement   group is Lisa Grant; of  Jersey Girl Cooks, thanks Lisa! Today’s event is all about celebrating spring with the bright and versatile flavors of citrus in recipes.


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Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken

Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken. Savor the season by taking the time to enjoy family and friends.
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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 medium lemons, divided. zest and juice 1, slice and remove seeds on the 2 remaining
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 to 4 pounds chicken, cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 8 to 10 sprigs thyme
  • Handful of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large skillet add olive oil and then lemon slices from 1 lemon, roast in oven until browned approx. 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan, set aside.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, zest and lemon juice in a small bowl. Rinse chicken pieces; pat dry. Place chicken in roasting pan. Rub or brush the lemon olive oil mixture all over. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In the same skillet on medium-high heat that you roasted the lemon slices in add 2 tablespoons olive. Place chicken pieces skin side down. Sauté until skin is browned, about 15 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over and add uncooked lemon slices, wine and thyme to the skillet, place in oven. Bake approx. 40 minutes, until juices run clear when poked with a knife
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

50 comments:

  1. I too love roasting chicken with lemon, herb and sometimes garlic. This looks so yum!
    Happy Spring, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Angie, usually I add garlic but my stomach has been bothering me; had to quit all peppers and garlic;)

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  2. Great tip to roast the lemon =) Cold chicken sandwiches brings back happy American summer vacations...But I'm getting ahead of myself. Enjoy all your lovely Arizona lemons as Spring says hello!

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    1. Thanks Kim, every year it's a battle to use up all the lemons but honestly I use them in most of our dishes anyway.

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  3. Hi Cheri,
    It's been a while I've not make roasted chicken for lunch or dinner. Yummy ... salivating just by looking at your lovely dish of roasted lemon chicken.

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  4. I absolutely love all of the fresh ingredients in this recipe. I know it will be flavorful & love how simple it is too! My kinda recipe for sure! Thanks!!

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  5. Cheri, this looks like a delicious and healthy dinner! Sound so light, but full of flavor... I know we will love it when we try it!

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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  6. I want to celebrate spring in your neighborhood! I would love to find citrus just waiting on a step to come home with me :) Your recipe sounds delicious, and I will definitely be adding this to our menu line up soon!

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  7. I'm quite jealous of your lemon harvest! And lemon with chicken is a heavenly combination!

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    1. Thanks Chris, we are having a banner lemon year.

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  8. Lemon is so perfect on / with chicken. So jealous of your lemon and grapefruit trees! That must be amazing to pick a few and make something like this. Delicious!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, we definitely enjoy our trees, there is a neighbor with pomegranate trees, wish I knew them better;)

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  9. Lemon roasted chicken is soooooo tasty. I am so jealous of all of you who can grow your own citrus.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, we do enjoy our citrus trees.

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  10. Bill had to grill outside with an umbrella tonight---we should have kept a better eye on the forecast. Your chicken would have been an amazing alternative!!

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    1. Lol, my husband has done the same thing. Love it when he grills.

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  11. Thanks for all the lemon recipes. Your chicken looks delicious, my lemons are almost gone but my neighbor doesn't mind sharing hers.

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    1. I'm getting down to the last 15 or so. We use them almost everyday in something food wise. Sounds like you have a wonderful neighbor. Thanks Gerlinde!

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  12. I want to live in your neighborhood! Free lemons??? Like my dream! haha Lemons and chicken go beautifully together! Love this recipe!

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    1. Thanks Renee, yes I feel fortunate. Take care!

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  13. This looks so perfect �� I can tell it tastes just as good!

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    1. Thanks Pamela, gotta love Sunday night dinners.

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  14. Cheri: It must be amazing to live in the land of citrus! Wow...and how generous of you to leave fruit outside for passersby. The chicken dish looks amazing and I bet it smells heavenly while roasting. Thank you so much. D
    PS Congrats again on the puppy. Do you have a name yet?

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    1. Hi Dena, no we have had her 2 nights now and she has alot of personality but I just can't seem to find the right name. Take care xo

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  15. It's funny Cheri because I tried to do a shortcut and roasted a prepared spatchcock chicken marinated with lemons and herbs for lunch yesterday. It did not turn out so well texture-wise and I thought to myself, I'll have to do the marinating work myself if I want a better tasting version. This sounds like just the thing!

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    1. Hi Monica, so sorry, I hate it when that happens.

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  16. Your chicken looks yummy. One of my favorite meals to make…it is nice for a Sunday supper. All the citrus plants in our town have their boxes stored and their trucks and trailers parked as the citrus has all been picked in our area. It is all in their cold storage, ready to be shipped to other parts of the country.

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    1. Hi Karen, I've never been to Florida but I bet you have your pick of fresh citrus, strawberries and fish.

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  17. I love the color on that chicken! I wish I was a neighbor so I could drive by and take some of those lemons off your hands!

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    1. Lol, that would be great to have another blogger live close by, especially one that bakes like you.

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  18. We love skillet braised chicken dishes around here. This looks fabulous. Pinning.

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    1. Thank Lea Ann, somehow the skillet makes all the difference.

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  19. There is that refreshing citrus factor, I adore about lemon chicken. Loved that this is roasted on skillet. Pinning it to try for my family, and I am sure they will thank you for this. :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, you are so sweet. Hope your family likes this.

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  20. Beautiful shot! There is definitely something delicious about lemon and chicken together. What a perfect Sunday supper, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Susan, I agree, it's one meal that the whole family likes.

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  21. Amazinng click,I love chicken at any time of a day .will make it soon..but if I want to substitute white wine..can I

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    1. Hi Moumita, I would substitute chicken or veggie broth, even water. Thanks!

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  22. Chicken and lemon are one of my favorite combinations! As I read and write this, I am enjoying leftover crab cakes from an early Sunday Supper! They are delicious!

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    1. Thanks David, both meals are family favorites. Hope you are having a great week-end the weather today is perfect.

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  23. This Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken is amazing. I must try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Betty, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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  24. Oh now you sound like David with your bags of citrus! I just need to figure out how to get my college daughter to bring some home over her breaks... Your chicken looks lovely (I do always keep a few lemons and limes frozen)!

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    1. haha! David and and are still trying to get together to meet face to face, would be happy to meet your daughter and give her a bag to take when she visits home;)

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