Miss R’s Lemon and Garlic Chicken
I’m always looking for the perfect chicken recipe. With this Lemon and Garlic concoction, I think I’ve found it. With very little effort, you can have crispy chicken, tender meat and an epic sauce.
Using a whole head of garlic for four chicken thighs may sound outrageous. But trust me, the garlic becomes very sweet and tender when cooked for a long time and mixed with caramelized lemons.
This is great to serve at a dinner party with Moroccan Couscous because they can both be made the day before and reheated. It’s also the perfect family dish to be served with mashed potatoes and a salad.
This recipe is for two hungry souls.
What you’ll need:
4 free range chicken thighs with the skin on
1 head of garlic
What to do:
Pre-heat oven to 340 and begin ripping your garlic apart. Don’t bother peeling the cloves.
Scatter them into the baking dish
Lay the chicken thighs in there too
Flank chicken with quartered slices of lemon
Sprinkle generously with Kosher salt
Grind over some black pepper
Drizzle with olive oil
And it’s ready….
Bake for 50 minutes and then pop the pan under the broiler for 2 minutes
Grab a piece of chicken, a slice of lemon and a clove of garlic. Squeeze the soft caramelized lemon over the chicken. Do the same with the roasted garlic. Together the lemon and garlic make the most delicious dipping sauce.
Serve and then stand back and see poultry in motion.