This is a delicious meal that is easy to make and will fill your home with a scent almost as good as Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in my family loves this, even the baby! Feel free to switch up the spices; it really is up to you and what flavors you like. And you easily can switch the vegetables...carrots, celery, mushrooms, you name it.

Serves 2

2 Chicken Breasts, skin on, bone in, rinsed and patted dry
3 potatoes, cut into about 1-inch pieces
1/2 red onion, cut into about 1-inch pieces
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 Tablespoon separated
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
Lemon zest from 1/2 the lemon
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper (optional)
1 Tablespoon course sea salt
1/2 Tablespoon freshly ground pepper
2 Tablespoons Rosemary, fresh and finely minced

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and lower your oven rack to the bottom half of oven.

In a food processor or small bowl make the marinade: combine the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, red pepper, sea salt, pepper and minced rosemary.

Carefully, lift the skin from the top of each chicken breast, use a sharp knife to poke a hole in the skin and fill both breasts with half the marinade evenly under the skin.

Place potatoes and onions in a bowl and toss with the remaining half of the marinade.

In a large oven-proof skillet with high sides, on medium high heat, melt 1
Tablespoon butter and 1 Tablespoon olive oil.

Seer the breasts, skin side down, without moving for about 3 minutes.

Then flip (skin side up) and pour the potatoes and onions around the chicken breasts. Season everything with freshly ground pepper and course salt.

Roast in the oven, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Check temperature of meat with a thermometer (without touching the bone at about 30 minutes). It is cooked at 160-170 degrees.

Every oven is different. If you start to have smoking or the skin is burning turn the temperature down to 425 degrees.

I opt for the skin removed. The meat is tender, moist and delicious...way better than cooking with a skinless chicken breast.



Foodiewife said...

Great recipe! You might try going to where you can cut and paste your permalink and it will be transformed into a shorter hyperlink-- for posting on Twitter. Don't you love HTML lingo?
Back to the chicken-- lemon and rosemary are one of my favorite flavor combos. This looks budget friendly and easy.

Pamela said...

Seriously...lemon and rosemary? Can it get any better than that?

À LA GRAHAM said...

Debby- No, I don't love HTML lingo, you had me reading your post twice!
permalink, hyperlink, I need a drink! ;)
Thanks for the drives me crazy trying to minimize what I want to say on twitter!
Pamela- My house still smells so good, actually even better because now I am baking caramel corn!

Unknown said...

I cut up the lemon rind and put it in with the veggies while roasting and it was delicious...This was such a delicious recipe, Thanks for posting!

Mayme said...

This is such a great recipe - simple, juicy, savory. Thanks! Everyone in my home loves it.


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