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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Thyme

Sometime last week when Nuria was feeling in the pits, probably having caught my cold from the previous week, i wanted to make some comfort food to go along with the braided challah. not to go so far as full on chicken noodle soup but something hearty to fill the belly, but warm to appease the cold. lemon and chicken make the perfect summer combo but add in a bit of stock gravy and it gives the dish the main reason to use bread to sop up the juicy goodness.

it was a simple dish, light enough for the season but heavy to provide richness to fight a summer cold. the lemon juice was tangy but not overpowering the chicken. i think the thyme provided a hint of hmmmm, what is that? in every bite.

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Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Thyme
adapted from The Everything Cooking for Two Cookbook, by David Poran

chicken cutlets, i used about a pound
salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 cup all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
4 tbls extra virgin olive oil
2 tbls butter
2 cups homemade stock
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbls chopped fresh thyme

Season the chicken with salt and ppper, and dust with flour. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on a medium high. Brown the chicken on both sides. Remon from pan and set aside.

In the same pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. When smooth, slowly add the stock, whisking well. Bring to a simmer, and cook gently for 20 minutes, uncovered. i added a few sprigs of thyme to the sauce, stems and all.

Add the lemon juice to the sauce and return the chicken to the pan. Simmer gently, turning the meat occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165F. Serve with a hunk of bread.

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4 comments:

  1. Yum! This sounds so good. I have lemon thyme in my garden that has been in search of a recipe. I'll try it with your recipe!

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  2. It looks light, delicious, and not too hard. I might make it tonight!

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  3. hilary and elizabeth, how did it turn out for you? :)

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  4. Yum! This sounds so good. I have lemon thyme in my garden that has been in search of a recipe. I'll try it with your recipe!

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