Lemon Pepper Chicken

This is hands down my number one go to recipe anytime of the year. Its a simple, one pan and full of flavor. Pop it in and forget about it for 20 minutes and you have a delightfully savory meal.

This pairs really well with a house salad and rice and a Riesling. In the summers, I like to add a bunch of asparagus to the bottom of the pan and cook the chicken over top. Nothing like a one pan dinner!

My mom would make lemon pepper chicken growing up This recipe is an homage to family dinners growing up.

Ingredients:

1.5 lbs of chicken breasts

Lemon pepper seasoning*

1 pressed garlic clove

1 lemon

olive oil

*lemon pepper seasoning can be found at your grocery store (if you would prefer to make your own combine zest of a lemon, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt)

  1. Season chicken with lemon pepper seasoning until fully coated.
  2. You will want to use a deep baking dish over a sheet pan because there will be a lot of juicy sauce. Place the chicken on top. Add a light layer of olive oil to the chicken.
  3. Press a clove of garlic and it on top. Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice and add a lemon slice to each chicken.
  4. Cover with a aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Enjoy

-J. Marie

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Currently my days are spent working from home and sheltering in place. I am trying to minimize the trips to the grocery store, so I am being more creative in the kitchen with everything I currently have on hand. This was a complete science experiment that turned out awesome!

I was inspired to create a Chipotle style rice bowl, but without your usual southwest ingredients, lime, or even many fresh veggies on hand. Its a little sweet and a little spicy. I hope everyone is staying in and spending their time cooking during the pandemic and I challenge you to create your own recipe experiment.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and cook something good!

-J.Marie

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of chicken tenders
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • basil
  • oregano
  • honey
  • Chili seasoning packet
  • garlic powder
  • 1 cut up onion
  • quinoa or rice
  • romaine lettuce
  1. Heat you cast iron skillet on Medium and add a teaspoon of olive oil
  2. While your skillet is heating up season your chicken generously with chili seasoning, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, paprika and garlic powder.
  3. Place the seasoned chicken into the pan. Stir occasionally to make sure all sides are cooked.
  4. Midway through cooking drizzle a small amount of honey over top to add a bit of sweetness.
  5. When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add the cut up onions. Place a lid over top and reduce heat for 15 minutes or until onions are sweating.
  6. Add quinoa and shredded lettuce to a bowl.