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Chicken with Garlic and Lemon

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I keep meaning to post one of my favorite chicken recipes, but then forget to do so. This is something my grandmother (my mom’s mom) used to make which I loved so very much. It’s simple, quick, and easy. I usually make it for Matt and me to take to lunch the next day. On occasion, I’ll make it on the weekends for dinner. So here you go:

-Freshly squeezed lemons (2)

-Crushed garlic (about 6 cloves)

-Mix of chicken thighs, legs, and breasts (about two of each)

-Olive oil




Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Place the chicken in a pan and pour about 1/2-1 tsp of olive oil on each of the chicken parts (make sure both sides have olive oil on them). Don’t drown the chicken in olive oil, just a little to cover to each part. Sprinkle some cinnamon, salt, and black pepper on the each of the chicken parts (both sides). Pour the freshly squeezed lemon over the chicken parts in the pan. Put the crushed garlic on each of the chicken parts (distribute it evenly if possible). Place the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, check in on the chicken and pour a little bit of water or vegetable broth into the pan (so the chicken will not dry out). Keep it in for another 30 minutes. Remove and serve with potatoes or fries and salad (or really anything you want).


6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Quite a yummy way to usher in NaBloPoMo.

    November 1, 2014
    • Marie #


      November 1, 2014
  2. That sound simple and good. Happy to see you are cooking more!

    November 2, 2014
    • Marie #

      Trying to cook most days! (Even though I still don’t like it.) Tastier and healthier. 🙂

      November 2, 2014
  3. San #

    That sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

    November 4, 2014
    • Marie #

      You are welcome! Hope you like it if you try it!

      November 4, 2014

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