Perfect Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

  • 2 Skin-on Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 sprigs of Fresh Oregano, leaves removed from stems
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme; leaves removed from stems
  • 2 sprigs of Fresh Rosemary, leaves removed from stems
  • 1/4 bunch Fresh Parsley, leaves removed from stems
  • 6 Garlic Cloves; peeled
  • Zest and Juice of 4 lemons
  • 1 lemon; thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1-2 cups homemade chicken stock
  • Bunch of Fresh Chives; thinly sliced
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter; cold
  • Vegetable Oil; as needed
  • Olive Oil; as needed
  • Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper ; to taste

Pair it with your favorite veggie for an easy, fresh dinner!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Begin by pulsing the oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and garlic, in the food processor until roughly chopped. Slowly add some olive oil, and about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, while pulsing. The resulting mixture should be a coarse paste, held together by olive oil. Season with some salt and pepper. Blot the chicken dry and lift skin of chicken and carefully spread paste underneath skin on meat, about 2-3 Tbsp. per breast. Heat pan on medium high heat with one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Salt and pepper chicken and place in hot pan skin side down for 5-8 minutes or until skin is a deep brown color and crisp to touch. Remove from pan and set on baking sheet skin side up. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160-165 degrees. While chicken bakes melt butter in the pan with the chicken drippings. Caramelize the lemon slices, turning once or twice for even brown color. Remove them from the pan, and set aside. Add a few tablespoons of herb paste and cook until fragrant. Add lemon zest and juice. Add the wine and reduce by 3/4. Add the chicken stock and simmer until reduced by about 1/2, to concentrate flavors. Season this sauce to taste, add in the chives and the cold butter and stir to melt. Remove chicken from oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Pour the finished sauce around the chicken, and garnish with the whole caramelized lemon slices.