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Featured Recipe           Lemon Garlic Chicken


This recipe is all about bold flavors coming together to make a heavenly dish. It is relatively easy as well. Don’t let the fact you will be putting some butter underneath the skin of the chicken scare you just because you have never done that before. With my pics and descriptions I think you will find it easy.

You will love what taking that little bit of extra time does for the chicken — it makes the chicken super moist, juicy,  and flavorful right down to the bone.

I love butter, garlic, lemon, and oregano. So combined together and used to flavor chicken is just inspired.

The recipe can be doubled, even tripled.

This is what you will need for 2 people:
For the chicken:

2 chicken breasts on the bone; skin on

4 tablespoons butter softened

3-4 cloves garlic pressed

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon sliced fresh oregano

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt and pepper to taste


For the sauce:

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon lemon juice


Here is what you do:

Bring chicken to room temperature.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl allow the butter to soften.


In another bowl press the garlic.


Chop the parsley.

Slice the oregano.

Zest the lemon for both the chicken and the sauce.

While you have the lemon near you might as well squeeze enough juice for the sauce – 1 tablespoon.


When the butter is soft add the garlic, parsley, oregano, and the lemon zest to the bowl. As you can see in thhe picture below, IO test it with my fingers.



Stir to combine well. I find this is easiest using my hands. Using my hands also insures that the herbs and garlic realy get mixed in the butter well. Set aside momentarily.


Pat excess dampness from chicken with a paper towel.


Salt and pepper to taste.


Gently lift the skin off the chicken about two-thirds- to three fourth off the chicken. Do not remove. Just create a pocket. Add a little salt to the meat under the skin now too, if you so desire.


Put about half of the butter mixture under the chicken skin of both breasts. Put the skin back over the butter.



Place the chicken breasts skin-side up in a roaster or a pan, and bake for 45-60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.


While the chicken is baking make the sauce.

Over very low heat melt the butter and add the lemon juice and zest. If you turn the heat off the sauce will stay warm while the chicken finishes cooking.


Hot out of the oven.


When the chicken is done serve with some of the sauce drizzled over the top.




Broccoli and a rice pilaf are nice go withs for this dish.

Bon appétit!!!


For the chicken:

2 chicken breasts                           $5.50

6 tablespoons butter soft                $0.37

4-6 cloves garlic pressed                $0.44

2 tablespoons  fresh parsley           $0.22

1 tablespoon fresh oregano            $0.26

1 teaspoon lemon zest                   $0.00 in cost of lemon below

Salt and pepper taste

For the sauce

2 tablespoons butter                        $0.12

1 teaspoon lemon zest                     $0.00

1 teaspoon lemon juice                    $1.32

Total cost = $8.23
Cost per person = $4.12

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NOTE ON THE GRAPHS: To the best of my knowledge all of these graphs are in the public domain. I wrote to the owner of the web site I saw them on to get permission to publish on my blog.  Mr. Paul Liles of Paul and Sue’s Blog, wrote me back that to the best of his knowledge the graphs were in the public domain.  Paul and Sue have a fun blog. I think you may like it and want to check it out.

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