Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon-Dijon Chicken with Rice and Roasted Zucchini: This Lemon Dijon Chicken recipe is a quick meal everyone can enjoy. Chicken cooks in a skillet and veggies get a head-start in the oven.

Step one is to cook the rice:

Preheat your broiler with the top rack 6 inches from heat source. Make sure to rinse rice under water until water runs clear. Transfer to a small saucepan, add 11⁄4 cups water and a pinch salt, and bring to a boil. Make sure to reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook until rice is tender, about 17 minutes. Keep covered until ready to use.

Next we prepare the ingredients:

Trim ends from onion, halve, peel, and thinly slice. Next trim the ends from zucchini and cut into 1⁄2-inch thick rounds. Halve lemon, and cut one half into wedges. Finally pick and chop leaves from half of the thyme stems and peel and finely chop 2 large cloves garlic .

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Prepare chicken & veggies:

Take your baking sheet and toss onion, zucchini, lemon wedges, and half the chopped thyme with 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and several grinds pepper; spread in an even layer. Its always important to pat your chicken dry and pound to an even thickness if necessary. Rub with oil and season with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds pepper.

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Broil your vegetables:

Broil vegetables on top rack until browned, stirring halfway through, 10–12 minutes (watch closely). Whisk together 1 tablespoon of the mustard (save rest for own use) and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl.

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Cooking chicken & make sauce:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add chicken; cook until golden, 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet; take skillet off heat. Add garlic, butter, and 1 tablespoon oil; cook, stirring, until golden, 2 minutes. Add Dijon mixture to skillet and whisk quickly to combine, scraping up any brown bits in the pan.

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Finish & serve:

Pour garlic–Dijon sauce over chicken and veggies, and sprinkle with the remaining chopped thyme. Gently toss together on baking sheet to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide rice between plates and serve chicken and veggies over top with any pan sauce. Enjoy!

Lemon-Dijon Chicken with Rice quote

The true super star of this meal is tangy garlic Dijon sauce —be sure to let the garlic cool slightly before quickly whisking in the mustard. Drizzle the sauce over the whole sheet pan and toss for saucy perfection.

Today’s Quote is by Warren Edward Buffett. He is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

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Lemon-Dijon Chicken with Rice and Roasted Zucchini

This Lemon-Dijon Chicken recipe is a quick meal everyone can enjoy. Chicken cooks in a skillet and veggies get a head-start in the oven.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 5 oz jasmine rice
  • 7 oz yellow onion
  • 8 oz zucchini
  • 1 lemon use half
  • 1 ⁄4 oz fresh thyme use half
  • garlic use 2 large cloves
  • 12 oz boneless skinless
  • chicken breasts
  • 1 ⁄2 oz Dijon mustard
  • 1 butter pat 1
  • coarse kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice: Preheat broiler with top rack 6 inches from heat source. Rinse rice under running water until water runs clear. Transfer to a small saucepan, add 11⁄4 cups water and a pinch salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Keep covered until ready to use. 
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  • Prep ingredients: Meanwhile, trim ends from onion, then halve, peel, and slice. Trim ends from zucchini and cut into 1⁄2-inch thick rounds. Halve lemon lengthwise, and cut one half into wedges (save rest for own use). Pick and chop leaves from half of the thyme stems (save rest for own use). Peel and finely chop 2 large cloves garlic . 
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  • Prep chicken & veggies: On baking sheet, toss onion, zucchini, lemon wedges, and half the chopped thyme with 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and several grinds pepper; spread in an even layer. Pat chicken dry and pound to an even thickness if necessary. Rub with oil and season with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds pepper. 
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  • Broil vegetables: Broil vegetables on top rack until browned, stirring halfway through, 10–12 minutes (watch closely). Whisk together 1 tablespoon of the mustard (save rest for own use) and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. 
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  • Cook chicken & make sauce: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add chicken; cook until golden, 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet; take skillet off heat. Add garlic, butter, and 1 tablespoon oil; cook, stirring, until golden, 2 minutes. Add Dijon mixture to skillet and whisk quickly to combine, scraping up any brown bits in the pan. 
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  • Finish & serve: Pour garlic–Dijon sauce over chicken and veggies, and sprinkle with the remaining chopped thyme. Gently toss together on baking sheet to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide rice between plates and serve chicken and veggies over top with any pan sauce. Enjoy! 
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