Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Luscious Lemon Chicken


Last week I had planned to come up with an easy chicken meal. I was not sure what I was going to do, but something chicken and mushrooms sounded good. What I ended up making was even better. I made a lemon chicken dish and served it over angel hair pasta. Oh my, not only did it taste delish, it was so quick and easy. If your chicken is defrosted you could have this on the table in 30 minutes or less.

I first cut up one medium size onion and sliced about 3 cups of mushrooms. I used 2 chicken breasts and sliced those fairly thin.

I sautéed the onions and mushrooms in a little olive oil until the onions were looking a bit soft...



Then added lemon juice, some garlic, salt and pepper. Stirred that around and then added my chicken.



I let the chicken cook a little. Then added chicken broth. I let this simmer with the lid on for about 10 minutes. Then added a little cornstarch mixed with water and cooked it another minute to thicken up.



I served it over angel hair pasta and had a salad on the side...



I'm still getting the hang of cooking smaller size meals. This meal can be doubled or tripled pretty easily to feed more people. It was perfect for the 3 of us.


Luscious Lemon Chicken
Serves 3, approx.

1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1T olive oil
2 chicken breasts (approx 20 to 24 oz total), sliced fairly thin
3T lemon juice
2 cups chicken broth
1 ½ t granulated garlic or garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1T cornstarch
2T water

In a large frying pan on medium/high heat sautee mushrooms and onions in olive oil. When onions just begin to get soft, add chicken breast and lemon juice. Continue sauteing until chicken starts to slightly cook.

Add chicken broth and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let cook about 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water and add to chicken. Stir and cook about 1 minute to thicken sauce. Taste and add salt and/or pepper if needed to suit your own tastes.

Serve over angel hair pasta with a nice salad on the side.


**NOTE: If you find the dish is a little tart you can sprinkle in a tiny bit of sugar to offset

 

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