Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Chicken

The only herb that has survived my green thumb was the Thyme plant. Everything else has either died or been eaten by the bugs. I'm hoping with the move I can be more enthusiastic about gardening.....but not likely. Anyway, here's a chicken recipe with my one and only herb from the garden. Ingredients
2 chicken breasts
1 lemon
50ml olive oil
3 cloves of garlic (bruised)
3-4 springs of thyme (extra for garnish)
50ml white wine (0ptional)
knob of butter (optional)
salt & pepper
1. Place the chicken breast in an oven proof dish

2. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken. Do not throw any of the lemon out, chuck it into the dish with the chicken.

3. Throw in the garlic and dot with butter

4. Pour in the wine and drizzle the oil over it and then sprinkle the thyme, salt and pepper over the chicken.

5. Cover with foil and pop it in the oven for about 30-40mins at 180 degrees.

6. Garnish with sprigs of Thyme.


  1. Such a lovely simple dish, and hurrah for your surviving thyme.

  2. This looks delish - and how can anything with wine in it be bad ;)