Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 30/Jan 30: Pan-roasted lemon chicken

So, I decided to make one of the recipes from pinterest. Here's the url in case you want to
try it.

I made a few tweaks to the recipe and it tasted great. But I think I will do a few things differently next time; cover with aluminum foil for the first 35 minutes, then cook uncovered the remaining time, make sure ALL the green beans are underneath the potatoes and chicken so they don't get burned (had a few charred ends), add a little bit more adobo or some red crushed peppers for heat next time.

All-in-all it was very tasty and I love lemon so I really liked it. Oh, one more thing, make sure that it's served as soon as it's cooked since the chicken is so nice and juicy.

Tweaks I made:
I baked it at 425 for 45 minutes, took the chicken out, then returned the potatoes and beans in the oven for another 10 minutes
I used skinless and boneless chicken breasts
I used approx. 8 garlic cloves (I love garlic... the more, the better!)
I used 4 1/2 tbs olive oil (versus the 6 recommended)
I added a couple shakes of my badhia adobo
I added about an extra 1/2 tsp kosher salt
I did not use the lemon slices since everyone said the green beans were bitter
I only covered the chicken and the potatoes with the mixture (I covered the potates first and placed them in the pan, then I coated the chicken and left it in there for about 5- 10 minutes before placing it on top of the beans and potatoes)
I used the aluminum foil for easy clean up and sprayed it with pam
I made a quick mix of 1 tbs olive oil, 1/2tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp basil and mixed that together and tossed the green beans in that instead since I knew the lemon would overpower the beans.
I also sprinkled basil on the potatoes after I placed them in the pan

I know, lots of changes, but I'm the type of cook that has to add my personal flare to everything. I use recipes as a general guide and add my personal touches to it. :0) I always tweak recipes until I get it just right, then I write it down the way I made it and it's set! :0) I really love to cook. Just wish I wasn't so chunky from it. LOL

BTW you can drool... it was yummy! LOL


  1. Thanks Jennifer! It's very tangy and the flavor is good too. I'll probably tweak it a bit more until I make it just the way I like it. LOL Good recipe all in all. :0)