I wasn't feeling like a rotisserie chicken, so I went to Ina Garten's website to search for her famous Friday night roast chicken that she makes for her husband Jeffrey. Again, that didn't interest me, but a recipe for skillet-roasted lemon chicken sounded appealing. Fortunately, I had fennel seeds in my cupboard and fresh thyme in the garden and the rest of the ingredients were pretty standard. The chicken is butterflied for cooking and takes approximately 45 minutes at 450 degrees. This is a great meal with the upcoming school year and fall sports season upon us.
My husband walked in the door at five and immediately commented on the wonderful aroma coming from the kitchen. The chicken had just come out of the oven and was resting on the counter. After a brief rest, the chicken was ready for eating. What a wonderful recipe this is! The lemon, fennel, onion and garlic combination made for a delectable and tasty chicken. There was the light lemony taste and a delightful sauce from the added lemon juice and white wine.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.