Winey Lemon Chicken

Rule #118: Instead of whining about dinner, pour some wine on your dinner!

There are so many things to love about this Winey Lemon Chicken. First off, it’s got wine. Secondly, it’s a one pot wonder (cheers to fewer dishes). And finally, it all comes together in a beautifully healthy, easy weeknight dinner.

Here’s how we make this little dish:

In a Dutch oven or oven-proof dish with a lid, pour in about 2 tbs. EVOO then layer with sliced lemon.

winey lemon chicken

Generously season chicken breasts on both sides with Kosher salt and black pepper.

winey lemon chicken

Place chicken breasts on top of lemon slices and sprinkle on minced garlic.

winey lemon chicken

Now, for the good stuff.

winey lemon chicken

Pour about 1/4 cup dry white wine over the chicken breasts and drizzle on about 1 more tbs. EVOO.

winey lemon chicken

And for some flava flave…

winey lemon chicken

Sprinkle on a healthy pinch of dried oregano and dried thyme.

winey lemon chicken

Top with more sliced lemons. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

winey lemon chicken

Voila! Dinner is served. I sometimes sprinkle mine with goat or feta cheese for a little added zip.

This makes two very hearty portions. You can also add more chicken breasts (just make sure they all fit in one even layer). I’d add a little more wine, lemon, and seasonings if you add more chicken. We served ours with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Easy Roasted Red Potatoes.

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Winey Lemon Chicken

EVOO
2 lemons, sliced
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/4 cup dry white wine (Chardonnay)
1 pinch dried oregano
1 pinch dried thyme

In a Dutch oven or oven-proof dish with a lid, pour in about 2 tbs. EVOO and layer on some sliced lemons.

Generously season chicken breast on both sides with Kosher salt and black pepper.

Place chicken on top of lemon slices. Sprinkle on minced garlic.

Pour about 1/4 cup dry white wine over the chicken breasts and drizzle on about 1 more tbs. EVOO.

Sprinkle on a healthy pinch of dried oregano and dried thyme. Top with more sliced lemons.

Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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