As I think most people do, I base my menus around the seasons. In fall and winter, I like to prepare meals that are comfort foods. Usually something like chili, pastas or pot roasts. In the spring and summer, I like to prepare meals that can be grilled outside or include elements like fresh lemon, garlic and herbs because they make the meal light and give it loads of flavor.
with lemon, garlic & thyme
4 chicken breasts (I used bone in)
1/4 cup of olive oil
1-2 lemons, juiced
1/4 cup of white wine
6 cloves of garlic, smashed
10 sprigs of thyme
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1/2 tablespoon of cracked pepper
Place chicken breasts in a baking dish. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, white wine and garlic. Pour mixture over the chicken and put divide thyme evenly over the top of the chicken. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken breasts. Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes. You can do it longer if you plan ahead.
Cover the chicken with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink. When it is finished cooking, remove the chicken from the oven and let sit for 8-10 minutes before serving.
This will give you time to prepare the mash potatoes!
All the ingredients together and ready to combine into a delicious meal.
I like to leave the garlic cloves whole and smash them with the blade of the knife. They give off great flavor in the lemon and white white mixture.
All in the pan and ready to bake. Doesn't it look divine?
Ready to serve on a pretty platter. The skin is golden brown and the lemons are cooked. Make sure to save the juice to pour over the chicken on your plate. Make sure to have some crusty bread to soak up the juices, too. As a side note, this make a great leftover chicken salad sandwich for lunch!