Tuesday, June 2, 2015

145.6...Chicken Breasts with Roasted Garlic Lemon Sauce

I was a busy bee in the kitchen last night. Besides baking a couple of things for Dina’s Birthday Breakfast today, I also made a fabulous (if I do say so myself) dinner. I made two new recipes last night. First, I’ll share with you the recipe for Chicken Breasts with Roasted Garlic Lemon Sauce. It would be a great dish to serve to company…..tasted fabulous and looks like you worked really hard on it when you didn’t. The chicken went perfectly with Scalloped Potatoes (recipe coming) and steamed broccoli. 

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Chicken Breasts with Roasted Garlic Lemon Sauce (Serves 4)

Recipe from: Phillis Carey

Ingredients: 

2 big heads garlic

2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided use

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Salt and white pepper to taste

1 cup chicken broth

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves or fresh thyme

1 tsp. lemon zest

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. chopped Italian parsley

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off a bit from the top of each head of garlic and seat the heads on a sheet of heavy foil. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil; wrap the garlic in foil and roast for 45 to 60 minutes or until very soft. When cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic pulp into a small bowl and mash with a fork.

2. Trim chicken breasts and pound between two sheets of plastic wrap to an even 1/2 inch thickness. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and white pepper and add to the hot pan. Cook 2 minutes per side to brown lightly. Remove chicken to a plate.

3. Add the mashed garlic, broth, rosemary or thyme and lemon zest to the pan and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Return chicken to the pan, turning to coat with the sauce. Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove chicken to serving plates and return sauce to a simmer. Stir in lemon juice and parsley and serve spooned over the chicken.

Printable Recipe 

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I have a lot to catch you up on! I’ve been celebrating a ton of birthdays lately! The first one was our friends, Dave & Stacy’s birthday celebration at Yu Me Ya Sake House

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I managed to get a picture with both Daves but no Stacy! 

The food was authentic delicious street-style Japanese food. 

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The dessert wasn’t Japanese but it was good nonetheless!

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It’s hard to tell but behind the cupcakes were these amazing cake push-ups! They were just like the push-up ice cream pops that I used to enjoy as a child but in cake form! Brilliant!

Birthday celebration number two was my nephew’s on Sunday in Los Angeles. Before we left Sunday morning, I had my standard breakfast. 

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We drove to the party place, Sky High Sports and I had some pizza and salad for lunch. 

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We went back to my brother & sister’s in law’s house and enjoyed various crackers, chips and dips. The highlight though was this amazing goat cheese and fig butter platter that I hope to make soon!

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Dinner was courtesy Wood Ranch BBQ. This place has the most amazing tri tip and mac and cheese. I had two helpings of that along with salad and barbecue chicken.

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After dinner, we drove back to San Diego. 

Breakfast yesterday morning was the usual:

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I took the kids to school, went to spin class and ran errands. I stopped for lunch at Seasons 52 and had the Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon.

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It was pretty good! The salmon was perfectly cooked.

I went to a meeting, picked up the kids, dropped my son off at a playdate, my daughter at her tennis lesson, picked everyone up and somehow managed to bake a couple of things and make dinner. 

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Breakfast this morning:

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After I took the kids to school, I went to Alicia’s house. We co-hosted Dina’s 40th Birthday Breakfast (birthday #3!).

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We put out lots of yummy treats.

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I made Bananas Foster Banana Bread (recipe coming):

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Orange Vanilla Pound Cake:

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Fruit Salad:

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Alicia baked some quiches and put out some croissants:

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Julie made the most amazing desserts! 

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Happy Birthday Dina!!!!! 

Somehow, I was able to behave myself and not eat most of the deliciousness at the party. So, by the time the late afternoon rolled around, I was hungry so I stopped at Subway for a turkey avocado sandwich with lots of messy buffalo sauce.

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 My husband has an event to attend tonight so there will be no cooking tonight! I’m ready to put my feet up!

Are you good at multi-tasking? I normally am but last night I tried to do to much. Almost lost my mind. Lol.

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