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Jake’s Garlic Lemon Chicken

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I am so excited, and not just because it’s Friday! I’m also excited to be sharing with all of you, the most epic, ridiculously delicious chicken recipe. This is one of my favorite main dishes, and it’s not even my recipe. It’s my husband’s! He’s nice enough to let me share this with all of you.

Jake’s Garlic Lemon Chicken, is the first recipe my husband made for me before we were married. He asked me if I liked garlic. Psh.. duh.. I love garlic! In my opinion, there is no such thing as too much garlic. So, he says “You gotta try my chicken!” I was skeptical, but willing. I didn’t even know he could cook, and when he didn’t whip out a recipe to read from, I was even more shocked! The aroma as this chicken baked was just taunting me. I couldn’t wait to try it. I will never forget that first bite. Ooohhhh man… the most juicy, flavorful chicken I have ever eaten in my life! After all of the laughter he brought me (and still does), making me laugh until my sides hurt, and now this chicken, that was it! I knew I had to marry this man! The kids love this recipe too, in fact, for some reason it hadn’t been made in quite awhile, and when Andrea (my 10 year old) asked if we could have this for dinner, I may or may not have squealed in delight. Pretty sure I did, but we’ll keep that between us mkay?

Hubster is not the measuring type of guy. He’s not even a recipe type of guy. He’s a concoct it in his head type of guy, and it just works really really well. If you don’t like a lot of garlic, then don’t use as much garlic. It’s really just one of those kinds of “recipes”. I don’t want to waste any more of your time, because you’re going to need to go make this for your family ASAP. So lets get to it, shall we?

You’ll want to get your 13×9 glass backing dish out, first thing. Then you’re just going to pour some olive oil in the bottom of the dish, just basically coat the bottom. Then you’re going to place your boneless skinless chicken breasts on top of the oil. As you can see here, our chicken breasts were HUGE. So we only used three, because once we cut those in half, this will feed 6. So use as many or as little chicken breasts as you need. Now take a fork, and pierce the top of the chicken breasts several times. The idea here is to let that lemon juice get into the chicken. Now pour some lemon juice over the chicken. Jake estimates that he probably used about a cup of lemon juice. You really can’t over-do the lemon juice, so just eye-ball it. You want it swimming, as shown below. Then, take about 3-4 large garlic cloves per chicken breast (depending on the size of your chicken breasts), and press it right over the top of the chicken. Spread it out a bit, as my husband says “It’s like a blanket of flavor” LOL. Seriously, if you are not a total serious garlic freak, feel free to cut back on the garlic. My whole household are garlic freaks so… yum! Now, once he has blanketed his chicken breasts with garlic, he seasons to taste using Garlic & Wine Seasoning. This is a seasoning sold by The Melting Pot restaurant, and you can order it online, or if you have local restaurant, stop by and grab some. We always have some in our spice cabinet. You can also substitute garlic pepper as well. Now sprinkle some parsley over the top. All that’s left to do is pop it in a 425 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear.

All that’s left to do is pop it in a 425 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear. I served this up with some green beans and roasted potatoes on the side. We were all in our own little heaven at the dinner table.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

 

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Jake's Garlic Lemon Chicken Yum
Recipe by John (Jake) Titus
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour a good amount of olive oil into the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking dish, to coat bottom of pan.
  2. Place chicken in pan, evenly spaced.
  3. Pierce top of chicken several times with a fork.
  4. Evenly pour lemon juice over the chicken. You can't over-do the lemon, you want it kinda swimming in the lemon juice. We used approximately a cup.
  5. Press garlic right on top of chicken breasts, distributing evenly. Season to taste with Garlic & Wine Seasoning and parsley.
  6. Bake in a preheated 435 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  7. Notes:
  8. Garlic & Wine Seasoning is a seasoning sold by The Melting Pot restaurant, and you can order it online here https://shop.meltingpot.com/collections/seasonings, or if you have local restaurant, stop by and grab some. We always have some in our spice cabinet. You can also substitute garlic pepper as well.
Recipe Notes

Notes: Garlic & Wine Seasoning is a seasoning sold by The Melting Pot restaurant, and you can order it online here https://shop.meltingpot.com/collections/seasonings, or if you have local restaurant, stop by and grab some. We always have some in our spice cabinet. You can also substitute garlic pepper as well.

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Mom’s Chicken and Yellow Rice with Broccoli & Cheese

I have a quick and easy recipe for you to day on this lovely Spring Sunday! The weather here in Indiana is beautiful and it’s calling to me to come sit on the porch and sip a nice fruity cocktail or maybe just some Iced Tea. Either way, that sunshine isn’t going to soak itself up! Lets get to the recipe shall we?

Mom’s Chicken and Yellow Rice with Broccoli & Cheese is such an easy, one skillet meal. It comes together fast (especially if you pre-chop everything earlier in the day or the night before), easy clean up since it’s only one pan. Just throw a salad together and you’ve got a very tasty meal and very happy tummies!

First, season the chicken with the garlic pepper to your liking. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 – 10 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until softened. I really wanted to use an orange bell pepper here, just for a pop of color, but I couldn’t find a good orange one, so I opted for red. Really any color is fine.

Now add your water and bring to a boil, stirring to release browned bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in Rice Mix; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Now place broccoli and chicken over the rice; cover. Cook 5-10 minutes longer or until broccoli and chicken are heated through. Now you’ll want to sneak a taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add more garlic pepper if you wish, or just some salt & pepper.

The final touch, sprinkle cheese over top and cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted, and enjoy!

 

 

 

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Mom's Chicken and Yellow Rice with Broccoli & Cheese Yum
Recipe by Christine Titus
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Season chicken with garlic pepper to your liking. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. Remove chicken; set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onion and garlic and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes or until softened. Add water; bring to boil, stirring to release browned bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in Rice Mix; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Place broccoli and chicken over rice; cover. Cook 5 minutes longer or until broccoli and chicken are heated through. Here is where you can have a little taste, and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Add a little more garlic pepper if you wish, or just some salt & pepper.
  4. Sprinkle cheese over top; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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